Aug 19, 2016

Nurses Needed to Give Aid to Flood Victims in Louisiana

The American Red Cross Disaster Health Services has stepped in to help the thousands who are without food and shelter since the flooding hit southern Louisiana, and seeks especially nurses and other health care professionals. Exact duties and demands change daily, but there are two broad requirements:

  • You can make a nine-day commitment (seven days of work on the job and a day for travel at each end)
  • You are a health care professional with a current, unencumbered license

Calling it “likely the worst natural disaster” in the country since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Red Cross seeks registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and advanced practice registered nurses.   (Here is more information for non-health professionals who wish to volunteer.)

Please contact with this information:

  1. Professional name
  2. Email address
  3. Professional license/certification
  4. State in which you live
  5. Airport(s) that you would fly from
  6. Earliest date you can leave
  7. Date you must be home
  8. A phone number and good times to call

After the screening, those who are able to fit the need for this disaster relief effort will be asked to take a one-hour course, Health Services Fundamental 2.