By now, many of my regular blog followers should have figured out I'm a girl from New Orleans and I also have a specific interest in emergency preparedness and disaster planning, especially for hospitals. Once again, I get to post about something that blends several interests.
I received a link to the premier issue of the enhanced digital magazine Security Management . It includes an article, Patient Care in a Crisis, that looks at the decisions healthcare providers made in New Orleans in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina came ashore. It explores issues, such as, security and the choice between shelter-in-place and hospital evacuation. The lessons learned and information shared will certainly be of value to those readers with an interest in disaster planning and preparedness. One fact that I did not know before this article was that 35% of the dead bodies recovered after Katrina were found in hospitals.
However, the interactive nature of this eMagazine with embeded short video clips, podcast and an expandable digital map of the U.S. with the number of staffed hospital beds available for all U.S. Zip Codes will be especially interesting to those of you who enjoy new media and emerging technologies. The more interactive nature of this digital magazine does enhance the reader's experience.
For those of you who like apps, you may also be interested in the article that follows on Life Safety Apps. It also includes interactive presentation of content.
The digital issue and healthcare feature is available publicly for the month of May - so check it out soon!