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Authors

  1. Duchene, MaryAnn MSN, BGS, RN

Abstract

On March 30, 2010, municipalities in southeastern Connecticut (CT) woke up to continued rainfall and were on the verge of the most significant flooding in over 50 years. This weather emergency would see the entire area affected in the subsequent weeks and months. What does this weather event have to do with home healthcare, you ask? Think of all the issues from a patient, staff, and community emergency management perspective and then think of how to deliver and ensure quality home healthcare services. Once again, home healthcare nurses (HHNs) were placed in the forefront of a community in need in such an instance.