As you know if you’ve been listening to the radio or watching the tube or glancing at the newspapers this morning, it’s been one year (as of yesterday) since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita smashed life, limb, and property on the Gulf Coast. Mayne people are doing many things to remember this tragedy–I for one, can think of no better way to remember it than to take a look at what the government has learned from it (or not), and then catalog it.
So here we go (the full MARC record is behind the edit.)
What did the government learn? That they need a better system of evacuating nursing homes and planning for such emergencies in the future. Your tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen. You’ll notice that I avoided a 505 field on this one–the tables of contents was there but was so brief I didn’t see the point. You’ll also notice I limited myself to only two 650 fields here, mostly because there wasn’t much to add in the way of MeSH tracings.
I could say more on this but I think the point has been made. BTW, if anyone wants me to link to similar (hopefully better) resources on the subject, send them along.
245 00 Nursing home emergency preparedness and response
during recent hurricanes / $c Judith V. Tyler … [et al.].
260 Washington, D.C.: $b United
States. Dept. of Health and Human Services,
Office of Inspector General $c 
300 iv, 40 p. : $b
maps, photo. ; $c 28 cm.
500 Cover title.
530 Also available
via World Wide Web.
requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
650 12 Disaster Planning $z United
650 12 Nursing Homes $x organization & administration $z United States.
700 1 Tyler, Judith V.
700 1 Levinson, Daniel R.
710 1 United States. $b Dept. of Health & Human
Services. $b Office of Inspector General.
856 41 $u http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-06-00020.pdf