When Disaster Strikes
Immediately after the hurricanes, many Louisiana physicians were unable to:
- Access vital patient information;
- Locate patients;
- Prescribe medications; or
- Communicate with their patients, staff, hospitals and collegues;
Without proper planning, the ability of the physician to render appropriate medical care is compromised. To protect their patients and their practices, all physicians should take notice of the lessons learned in Louisiana.
The information is presented through empirical literature and , most importantly, through the stories of the medical professionals who were the front line workers during hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Chapter 8 of the Health Care & Disaster Planning book contains detailed lessons learned and best practice recommendations. Download Now!
- Disaster Effects on Health Care
- Medical Community Experience
- US Disaster Experience
- Tools for Hazard Assessment
- Preparing for Catastrophe
- Catastrophe Related Policy Issues
- Preparation, Response and Impact
- Best Practice Recommendations
- Physicians' Perspectives on Policy, Planning and Moving Forward