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tamsonfirst

Specializes in Neurosciences.

I'm watching CNN from Seattle on my lunch break. They just announced that some hospitals have decided not to transport their most critical patients...that seems unwise to me. It appears even the Canadian Armed Forces are offering their services to medi-vac people out. They think Gustav may be a Catagory 5 (Katrina was a 3)...This is nothing to play around with...my co-workers and I here in Seattle are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. There's still time for this storm to change course...that will be my prayer. Stay safe!

Husband of linnywho again. From what I can tell the national guard and several airlines have been providing air transport and a train company has provided train transport for medically needy patients. I know some have been flown or taken to Memphis. According to the news here there are at least 9 different aircraft that have been mentioned as being available for medical transport. I also know that atleast 100 ambulances were available for transportation of patients to Baton Rouge. I have been seeing them driving caravans of ambulances back and forth to New Orleans for 2 days now.

As far as storm goes, it appears that it will be a Cat 3 at this point. They claim that the storm surg will only be 15 feet at this point and that is considered managable. Some local news agencies are speculating the 25ft storm surg measurement was perhaps exagerated to get people to leave, but who knows. I do expect some flooding in low areas, but I would not expect it to be like Katrina.

It is just my opinion but at this point if a hospital has not taken its critical care patients out of the danger zone, it is of thier own chosing. The resources have been provided and active for 2-3 days now.

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

How truly frightening to think that critically ill people have been left in harm's way when plans and arrangements have been in place for days already. My prayers are with the patients and their caregivers as this thing plays out.

And kudos to the Canadian Armed Forces for offering our limited resources to help out a neighbour in need. Canada rocks!

How truly frightening to think that critically ill people have been left in harm's way when plans and arrangements have been in place for days already. My prayers are with the patients and their caregivers as this thing plays out.

And kudos to the Canadian Armed Forces for offering our limited resources to help out a neighbour in need. Canada rocks!

We love our northern neighbor! Thank you.

my best friend is a Tele nurse at Touro in New Orleans. she is to report to work tomorrow (sunday) at 6pm with her pillow, clothes, and sleeping bag. she will stay there until the crisis is over.

I assumed that mandatory evac. meant just that; do they really keep hospitals open in such disasters? I know they already evac'd the nursing homes in the greater New Orleans area.

is anyone else on the "rescue team"?

Is the tele nurse part of the rescue team? Wow....

My thoughts and prayers go out to those of you involved.

surferwahine45

Specializes in Trauma, Neuro, Surgical ICU,.

To all of those that will be effected by Gustav I wish you the best. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Having been part of the CA-2 DMAT team at the Superdome I remember only all to well. So hang tough and stay patient. And above all remember that everyone is a little STRESSED :eek: so have some compassion. Hope you all get to come back to your homes safe and sound! God Bless!. :saint:

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

Prayers sent for you all, multiple times last night and today.

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