Hurricane Help

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    I'm currently working as an RN in an ICU and have been following the hurricane effort quite closely. I, after speaking with my union rep, have decided to offer my assitance with the LA BON. I called my information in tonight, following a link on my state (NY) BON webpage. After speaking with the woman on the phone and letting her know that I'm available indefiantly, she said I should be hearing very VERY shortly as to what needs to be done.

    Please, if at all possible, consider doing the same. The article states:

    The LA-OEP (Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness) is requesting healthcare volunteers. This includes ALL levels of nursing expertise. There is a tremendous need for nurses. Call 225.389.2100 and ask for “Medical.” They are expecting your call; if the line is busy, please keep calling.

    ---www.nysna.org
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    I have called also. Please let me know when you get information. Thanks. Jen
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    Update on my previous post regarding nurses helping in Mississippi (in the other volunteer thread). I received a call from the Director of the Mississippi Board of Nurses asking when I could get there, they need people desperately. All you need is your nursing license and ID, again it is primitive and you need to be able to sustain yourself, including bringing your own food (just in case), sleeping bag and anything else you will need for the time you are there. They are accepting RN's LPN's and even CNA's. They are also accepting support staff to help set up and maintain the shelter. There may or may not be electricity. They are asking people to try to get groups together so they can better staff there shelters, the one I will be going to is in Pascagoula (coastal town wiped out). I will be leaving either tomorrow afternoon or Tues evening (depending on if I can get someone to cover my shift). You have to arrange your own transportation. I am from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, I could meet people in Indiana, or lower michigan, even wisc. or Illinois if I end up driving through there instead of Lower Michigan. Is anyone available to carpool through Sun.? I'm hoping to be able to stay longer but my work shifts may not be covered. Here are the numbers to call if you are interested (601) 944-4849 or (601) 944-4840, PM me if you can come with me, it is much more efficient if people can share costs of gas and possibly motel for one night.
    I have also registered to volunteer with other agencies, including the Department of Health and human services but it may be awhile until you are deployed and Mississippi needs help NOW. I can always go later with an organization that might pay for transportation. Anyone?
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    Am in Ohio, willing to go to LA, MS. E-mail me ASAP @ toadnaye@yahoo.com
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    Update on my previous post regarding nurses helping in Mississippi (in the other volunteer thread). I received a call from the Director of the Mississippi Board of Nurses asking when I could get there, they need people desperately. All you need is your nursing license and ID, again it is primitive and you need to be able to sustain yourself, including bringing your own food (just in case), sleeping bag and anything else you will need for the time you are there. They are accepting RN's LPN's and even CNA's. They are also accepting support staff to help set up and maintain the shelter. There may or may not be electricity. They are asking people to try to get groups together so they can better staff there shelters, the one I will be going to is in Pascagoula (coastal town wiped out). I will be leaving either tomorrow afternoon or Tues evening (depending on if I can get someone to cover my shift). You have to arrange your own transportation. I am from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, I could meet people in Indiana, or lower michigan, even wisc. or Illinois if I end up driving through there instead of Lower Michigan. Is anyone available to carpool through Sun.? I'm hoping to be able to stay longer but my work shifts may not be covered. Here are the numbers to call if you are interested (601) 944-4849 or (601) 944-4840, PM me if you can come with me, it is much more efficient if people can share costs of gas and possibly motel for one night.
    I have also registered to volunteer with other agencies, including the Department of Health and human services but it may be awhile until you are deployed and Mississippi needs help NOW. I can always go later with an organization that might pay for transportation. Anyone?


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