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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154282
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Successful Hospital Evacuation in the Face of Natural Disaster
Abstract:
A Successful Hospital Evacuation in the Face of Natural Disaster
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Thomas, Joan, PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Memphis
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Nancy R. Lackey, RN, PhD
[Evidence-based Presentation] Objective: The purpose of this paper is to describe the successful evacuation of an entire hospital from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN on a weekend night. The evacuation occurred shortly before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and included 73 acute psychiatric patients. Thirty-five staff and their families also participated in the evacuation. Methods: This qualitative study used the Naturalistic Inquiry Method. A semi-structured interview guide was used to interview 7 members of the hospital executive team. Interviews were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. Using a method of constant comparison, themes and subthemes were identified. Similar data was grouped and converged into five themes. Results: áThe five themes identified were: communication, planning/organization, bus travel, human response to disaster and returning home. Underlying all themes is the need to effectively respond to an emergency situation in a limited time. Conclusions: This study is significant because little is known about how to implement a disaster plan that involves the transport of an entire hospital - patients, nurses and other staff--to another city. Not only is this important for hospital evacuation, but knowledge learned can benefit other nurse leaders and their organizations when establishing or modifying their disaster plans. Learning Objectives: áParticipants will be able to describe: 1) various factors nurse leaders should consider when planning to evacuate a hospital in an emergency situation and 2) travel by bus of one hospital, including patients, staff, and critical resources, to another hospital. Key Words: ádisaster plan, evacuation, Hurricane Katrina
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Successful Hospital Evacuation in the Face of Natural Disasteren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154282-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Successful Hospital Evacuation in the Face of Natural Disaster</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thomas, Joan, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Memphis</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jthomas1@memphis.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nancy R. Lackey, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Objective: The purpose of this paper is to describe the successful evacuation of an entire hospital from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN on a weekend night. The evacuation occurred shortly before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and included 73 acute psychiatric patients. Thirty-five staff and their families also participated in the evacuation. Methods: This qualitative study used the Naturalistic Inquiry Method. A semi-structured interview guide was used to interview 7 members of the hospital executive team. Interviews were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. Using a method of constant comparison, themes and subthemes were identified. Similar data was grouped and converged into five themes. Results: &aacute;The five themes identified were: communication, planning/organization, bus travel, human response to disaster and returning home. Underlying all themes is the need to effectively respond to an emergency situation in a limited time. Conclusions: This study is significant because little is known about how to implement a disaster plan that involves the transport of an entire hospital - patients, nurses and other staff--to another city. Not only is this important for hospital evacuation, but knowledge learned can benefit other nurse leaders and their organizations when establishing or modifying their disaster plans. Learning Objectives: &aacute;Participants will be able to describe: 1) various factors nurse leaders should consider when planning to evacuate a hospital in an emergency situation and 2) travel by bus of one hospital, including patients, staff, and critical resources, to another hospital. Key Words: &aacute;disaster plan, evacuation, Hurricane Katrina</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:52:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:52:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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