4365 Policy Book Report on Five Days at Memorial The book Five Days at Memorial, written by Sheri Fink illustrates the catastrophic impact of hurricane Katrina and its unprepared poor choices made by doctors who injected patients that ended their life, and the petrify stories of individuals that took place in New Orleans in August of 2005. After a couple of months in 2005 Memorial Center was under investigation for an estimate of two thousand patients that were in danger and other patients who died because of the horrific storm that struck that night. New Orleans, had to make the hardest decision in who in the hospital gets to evacuate first after the generators and the power failed. New Orleans, being one of the small towns …show more content…
Sense streets where flooding the ambulance couldn’t transport patients. Therefore, they had to get helicopters to take patients out the hospital. The helicopters didn’t have a lot of space so they could only transport two, three patients at a time. Since it was a hurricane a lot of employees left the city or couldn’t make it to the hospital due to the storm. Memorial Center had a low number of employees working for an estimate of two thousand patients. A major issue at that moment was that medicine was in the basement or at least located in the lower floors. Without medicine those that were sicker were in danger. More and more problems arouse and they didn’t know what could happen within the next few …show more content…
With unnecessary care, they did not provided safety because not all patients were in a safe care. They did not provide effective or efficient care for the fact that they were not organized in how to evacuate all patients, how to handle a dangerous situation like this and nor did they have an effective procedure for everyone in the hospital. Doctors performed an illegal procedure in which caused Life-care patient to die due to fear. Although they tried to evacuate everyone in a timely matter they failed to complete it. That choice that Dr. Pou and her team made was a misunderstanding for many yet failed to achieve patient centered because patients were not consent to the fact that they were getting put to die. Doctors did not consider that individuals, patients in the hospital could make it through even if the storm struck
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Upon reading and visiting the locations of the murder of Katrina Suhan in the South Amboy State Vs Thomahl Cook Case, I have had mixed reactions and feelings. Also, upon reading online that the defendant (Cook) had appealed his conviction, several questions were raised. If you have read the Supreme courts documents of Thomahl Cook’s appeal you will notice like I did, that there are multiple discrepancies in the police investigation.
However, this should be a learning experience that hospitals have to be more prepared for situations like this to happen. A number of factors like how the Memorial Medical Center was built was a huge problem, the power sources were vulnerable to the hurricane and were damaged. The wall 's structure of the hospitals was too weak and were able to get destroyed before help arrived. The faculty of the hospital were also in need of preparation on how to deal with the situation. We have to keep this in mind and remember that health care professionals will always have the best interest for us for our health and
Mistakes are inevitable. Before Hurricane Katrina most individuals evacuated the areas that were likely to be flooded. Hospitals, including Memorial, were not required to evacuate like everyone else. This meant that over two hundred patients were still in the building and even more staff when Katrina hit. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink explores what happened inside the hospital during the aftermath of the storm and the legal battles that persisted long after the week people were trapped inside the building.
Grace Vacval Mr. Diitmar American History Book Report December 18 2014 The book, Remembrance, written by Theresa Breslin, took place at a small village in Scotland in the summer of 1915. The Great War covered three continents and lasted for a total of four years. A total of 147,609 Scots lost their lives in this 4-year-long conflict. Working men had to leave their friends and family behind so that they can head off to the front.
Some of the residents of the assisted living facility required special equipment such as wheelchairs, oxygen and special medication in order to be evacuated safely, and due to the severity of the high winds and flooding, the residents or staff members couldn’t drive out of the area. Emergency managers should conduct an assessment of their community in order to identify the individuals with special needs
In 1911, a tragedy happened in the great state of New York. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire put a huge hole in many citizens hearts as lives were lost and injuries were severe and some untreatable back in the days. With one hundred and six lives that were lost and seventy-one people injured, this event was the most deadliest in the New York city until the terrorist attack ninety years later and still remains one of the deadliest in the United States. It affected America socially, politically and economically by owners being unfair, women not being treated equally and victims not getting the care they needed or deserved.
Monument 14 is a book written by Emmy Laybourne in which a post apocalyptic story takes place. The story follows Dean, a teenager, who is stuck inside of a grocery store with other students, including his younger brother Alex. They are forced to stay inside of the store because there is freak super cells developing over them that are causing huge hail storms and other severe conditions. While there they have to overcome many obstacles and difficulties that reveal their true colors. Although this novel is nonfiction, it impacts society by showing how catastrophes can affect people and it also shows how dependent we have become on other people and other objects in our daily life.
This week reading from Pence was very interesting. This chapter will full of examples of doctors who supported Assisted-physician suicide. One of the doctors was Jack Kevorkian. He was the medical pathologist who helped many terminally ill people to end their lives. He was sentenced for jail for 25 years for reason for practicing illegal-assisted suicide.
The Johnstown Flood was a disaster that had a big impact throughout the town. All the families became scared and traumatized of such magnitude that the storm had. Not knowthing if tehre was gonna be another flood coming their way. For example, When the author describes how the torrent of water destroyed houses,trains, tracks,machinery and everything else that was in its path. Also, another description that that caught my attention is how he describes ''It was almost as though there was nothing even like a city anywhere near''.
Ann Rinaldi’s novel The Fifth Of March depicts the real historical event in Boston. During 1769 to 1772, Boston once was a mad and rebellious city. One 14 year old indentured servant named Rachel Marsh served the Adam’s family because her greedy Uncle Eb sold her service to them. Rachel is a shy and lonely girl at the start then she becomes an independent girl. She came to Boston with her evil old Uncle Eb that she has problems with.
Memorial Hospital chose not to evacuate its patients prior to the storm, in hopes that conditions would not get bad enough that evacuation was required, avoiding it all together. Of course, the levees failed and evacuation became a necessity. Most parts of the city were covered in several feet of water. The bottom floor of Memorial began filling with
If the hospital was that close to the school more time would have been wasted by calling in a life star helicopter. The first responders handled this situation in the best way that they could by transporting the victims by ambulance. “Ambulances were already there. Using an ambulance minimizes the movement of the patient calling for a helicopter would take more time. The ambulance was quicker and safer (West).”
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt is a realistic fiction book in which the theme of overcoming adversity and family are shown. Homecoming takes place in rural Connecticut sometime in the late 1960's. When their mother abandons them the Tillerman children must find a new home. Homecoming tells their journey to Bridgeport Connecticut and what they find there. Dicey, the main character, portrays many boy-like physical traits and displays the personality traits of perseverance, loyalty, and toughness.
Current Reflective Essay Paper On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas. It was originally set to be a category 1 hurricane and wasn 't supposed to be that bad of a natural disaster. Although a number of adding factors made Hurricane Harvey a catastrophic event, the hurricane increased levels as it reached land which was one of the biggest impacts. The main two factors that made Harvey one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever hit the United States was all the recorder rainfall over the city of Houston and the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.