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"When the floodwaters deluged New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, many hundreds of nurses stayed with their patients, marooned in flood-ravaged hospitals, working despite unspeakable conditions. A compelling historical chronicle of Katrina and its aftermath, this book gives us the vivid voices of some of the disaster's unsung heroes."
--Carolyn Perry, author of For Better, For Worse: Patient in the Maelstrom
"Where do angels come from? When Katrina slammed New Orleans into the ICU . . . these steely, self-sacrificing creatures from heaven took charge. . . . This book, . . . with the perspective only time provides, informs us how such disasters can be prevented in the future."
--James Nolan, author of Higher Ground and You Don't Know Me: New and Selected Stories
Coauthors John R. Batty and Gail Tumulty interviewed dozens of nurses and healthcare workers after Hurricane Katrina and presented their findings at the American Nurses' Association conference. In those interviews, collected in this volume, the nurses spoke about their experiences caring for patients at New Orleans hospitals and medical centers, including the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Charity Hospital, University Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center. Batty and Tumulty's additional lessons and disaster preparedness plans make this book an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals and consumers who need their care and a testament to the character of the men and women who worked under these incredible circumstances.
An award-winning educator, Tumulty passed away in 2015, shortly after completing this book. Batty is a respected disaster management expert and an experienced psychiatric nurse. He lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Front-cover photograph: Acadian Air Med helicopter during evacuation of Tulane Medical Center in the aftermath of Katrina. Light poles were removed to create a makeshift helipad. (Courtesy Acadian Air Med)