The 81st Medical Group obstetrics and gynecology flight's role during Hurricane Katrina.

  title={The 81st Medical Group obstetrics and gynecology flight's role during Hurricane Katrina.},
  author={A. T. Allen and Anna M Flinn and W. F. Moore},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={172 2},
  • A. T. Allen, Anna M Flinn, W. F. Moore
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Military medicine
  • BACKGROUND The Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) flight at Keesler Medical Center sheltered 36 pregnant women and their families during Hurricane Katrina to ensure that appropriate medical care would be available. Ironically, the hospital's emergency generators were destroyed during the 30-foot storm surge, while one woman with a previous cesarean section went into active labor. She ultimately underwent a cesarean delivery using battery-operated flashlights for illumination. After the storm… CONTINUE READING
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