As Hurricane Harvey is closing in on Texas, I can’t help but think about my experiences as the Director of the Medical Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. Although I’ve been responding to international disaster for over 30 years, Katrina had a huge impact on me. I have stories and images forever embedded in my brain. If Haiti was the most devastating experience of my life, I’d have to say that Katrina was the wildest. This is not a post on “disaster preparedness”. There are plenty of sites on the web that can teach you that. Sometimes your job can feel like a "disaster" so I thought I would share with you a couple of the lessons that I've learned about how to make a difference under pressure. I suspect that at least a few of these will apply to you.
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