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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Fink, S. (2013). Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. (Book available for purchase.) Crown Publishers.

This award winning book is a narrative account of a hospital in crisis and provides many lessons related to incident command, communications, sheltering in place and evacuation of a hospital during Hurricane Katrina. This book is a “must-read” for all hospital emergency management staff and key clinical providers as a reminder of how decisions under stress can become distorted, and the importance of plans and processes during crisis.
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