Nursing, Hurricanes, and Floods. - page 7

This will be my first experience being a nurse during what could turn out to be a catagory 3 hurricane. I work ON the coast. My hospital literally has a view of the entire beach. I'll be there as the... Read More

  1. by   not.done.yet
    Word on the street here is that there are four planes now on standby in Houston to evacuate hospitals. We are opening up beds here where I am to be ready to receive them.
  2. by   Nursein1991
    Thank you for posting your experience in real-time. My thoughts are definitely with you as I do not think I could bear what you are going through. Thank you for providing unwavering care to your patients. It sounds as though your employer appreciates your efforts and has a plan in place to manage these situations. It also make me realize other RN colleagues are not so lucky. God bless you, God bless Texas, and God bless America.
  3. by   CardiacDork
    120+ hours later this tired nurse is HOME. I want to thank everyone for their support. I think I'm going to have myself a nice drink and some junk food now.
  4. by   Boomer MS, RN
    Quote from CardiacDork
    120+ hours later this tired nurse is HOME. I want to thank everyone for their support. I think I'm going to have myself a nice drink and some junk food now.
    :-)) :-)) :-))
  5. by   keldorn
    Glad to hear you're safe! I did 96+ hours and able to get a few days rest before going back. I was getting delirious toward the end and not able to sleep well at all. My apartment is fine and my truck was not flooded so I'm extremely grateful. It's going to be a long process to get out of this mess. Praying no more hurricanes or storms hit...
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    Thanks to both of you for keeping us updated. So glad you are both home and safe.

    Peace and Love.
  7. by   painreliever
    I have worked hurricane duty. Bring everything you need as you may be there longer than you expect. Generally, whoever is there when the hurricane hits will be there until the weather breaks and travel is safe. Also, you will not be allowed to leave until your replacement is actually on the unit. If you do not come when scheduled (outside of the time when travel is not possible), you can be charged with patient abandonment and lose your job, and potentially lose your license. Keep that in mind every time a similar situation comes up. Good luck.

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