Posted on August 21, 2015
The following content is adapted from Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna, DNS, RN and Sandra E. Cordray MA, MJ.
August 29, 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina affecting the city of New Orleans. Despite the strides made by the city, it’s important not to forget the medical heroes who saved lives during the traumatic disaster. At the front lines were nurses, who were subsequently thrust into Third World conditions. Maintaining...
Posted on September 24, 2014
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, organizations and individuals respond in kind with financial support and sweat equity. After Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, a wave of volunteers responded. Nine years later they continue giving their time and talents toward the region’s recovery. Some come with church groups or non-profit relief organizations; others with their friends.
The transformative impact of volunteering in a post disaster environment is...
Posted on August 22, 2014
Does a female-named storm impact evacuation? Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University believe they do. In a study published in the June Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers looked at death rates from 94 Atlantic hurricanes that made landfall in the United States from 1950 to 2012. Of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, those with female names resulted in an average of 45 deaths compared to 23 deaths from male-named storms. Excluded from the...
Posted on April 30, 2014
Group photo with the Molloy and Charity nursing students. [Photo Credit: Robert Carlson]
A nursing student’s education in disaster preparedness and response is not confined to the classroom. Just...