/Title (�� | F R E E | F i v e D a y s A t M e m o r i a l : L i f e A n d D e a t h I n A S t o r m - R a v a g e d H o s p i t a l) If he had a flat tire, he'd later say, he knew how to fix it. Five days at Memorial [electronic resource] : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital ... Five days at Memorial [electronic resource] : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital by Fink, Sheri; MyiLibrary. He had no time to provide what he considered appropriate end- of-life care. Early Monday, Thiele awoke to shouts and felt his fourth-story corner office swaying. The doctor had been sick to her stomach and continuously afraid. It was craziness.

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Tracey Gutierres But Pou looked to Thiele like a female Lone Ranger. He took charge of four patients lined up on the side of the lobby closest to the windows: three elderly white women and a heavyset black man.

The complete first season [videorecording (DVD)]. He and others would take care of it. 7 0 obj The availability of items requested from other libraries may depend on the policies of the other libraries. Thiele knew nothing about the dozen or so patients who remained, but they made an impression on him.

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Fink, Sheri.

0000046272 00000 n Thiele had pursued part of his training at the big public Charity Hospital, one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, where he learned, when several paramedics burst into the emergency room in close succession, to attend to the most critical patients first.

He and his colleagues lifted computers away and sopped up water with sheets and gowns from patient exam rooms, wringing out the cloth over garbage cans.

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He could rationalize what he was about to do as merely abbreviating a normal process of comfort care--cutting corners--but he knew that it was technically a crime. Versed carried a "black box" warning from the FDA, the most serious type, stating that the drug could cause breathing to cease and should only be given in settings where patients were monitored and their doctors were prepared to resuscitate them. Excerpted from Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. /ca 1.0

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That was not the case here. A classmate would later say that Johnny Thiele had turned into the sort of doctor they all wished to be: kind, gentle, and understanding, perhaps all the more so for having struggled over the years with alcohol and his moods.

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It describes the events that took place at Memorial Medical Center over five days as thousands of people were trapped in the hospital without po…

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Volunteers helped heft patients to staging areas for rescue, but helicopters arrived irregularly.

Before them lay a dozen or so mostly elderly patients on soiled, sweat-soaked stretchers. They seemed lifeless apart from their breathing--some hyperventilating, some gasping irregularly. When Dr. Thiele passed a female nurse, he would greet her by name with a pat on the back and sometimes call her "kiddo."

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"Don't cry, just go," Thiele said. Read Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a StormRavaged Hospital ALA Notable Books for Adults Kindle Editon By Click Button.

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0000058675 00000 n The book details the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans in August 2005, and is an expansion of a Pulitzer Prize-winning article written by Fink and published in The New York Times Magazinein 2009. 0000018597 00000 n Supply cartons, used gloves, and empty packaging littered the floor. Regina Johnson Community College of Philadelphia Ethical Dilemma in Nursing An excerpt from Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink, depicts the events that occur during Hurricane Katrina as it unfolded for the individuals at Memorial Hospital.

The well-insulated hospital turned dank and humid; Thiele noticed water dripping down its walls. 0000007720 00000 n Dr. Thiele's mind began to form a question, perhaps in the faint awareness that there might be alternatives they had not considered when they set this course. In the days since the storm, New Orleans had become an irrational and uncivil environment.

Like many of the hospital staff around him, his association with what was now Memorial Medical Center stretched back decades.

The animal wriggled free of the doctor's hands and swiped and tore Thiele's sweat-soaked scrub shirt. Two had died before they were rescued, and their bodies lay a few steps down the hallway in the hospital chapel, now a makeshift morgue. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

. 0000035442 00000 n An intensive care nurse he had known for years, Cheri Landry, the "Queen of the Night Shift"--a short, broad-faced woman of Cajun extraction who had been born at the hospital--had, he believed, brought medications down from the ICU. /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB 0000007022 00000 n Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink “What we have here is masterly reporting and the glow of fine writing.” — Sherwin B. Nuland,New York Times Book Review “Fink’s six years of research and more than 500 interviews yield a rich narrative full of complex characters, wrenching ethical dilemmas, and You will need to repeat these steps for each new search. 0000068146 00000 n endobj 0000015069 00000 n Others didn't. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis. Now staff and volunteers--mostly children and spouses of medical workers who had sought shelter at the hospital--hunched over the infirm, dispensing sips of water and fanning the miasma with bits of cardboard. They caught the animal and tried again to euthanize it, working in a hallway perhaps twenty feet away from the patients in the second-floor lobby.
0000058861 00000 n In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters--and how we can do better.

He would push 10 mg of morphine and 5 mg of the fast-acting sedative drug Versed and go up from there as needed. 0000052543 00000 n 0000015502 00000 n /Producer (�� Q t 4 . 0000048395 00000 n First is the story of the five days up to sept 1st 2005 after katrina at memorial hospital in new orleans the full horror and danger of the circumstances are conveyed along with the sheer heroism and devotion to duty which the medical staff showed without this knowledge what happened next cannot be understood so it is worth sticking with its confusions and complexities second is the account of how the authorities tried to bring one doctor and two nurses to trial for second degree murder .
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stream He didn't see any medical records, didn't feel he needed them to tell him that these patients were moribund. >> It took time to mix the drugs, start IVs, and prepare the syringes. Floodwaters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina had marooned hundreds of people at the hospital, where they had now spent four days.

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