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Mobilizing an ER department to handle a mass casualty incident
54 points by tptacekhttp://epmonthly.com/article/not-heroes-wear-capes-one-las-vegas...
forg0t_username - 43 minutes ago
Reminder to donate blood, this is what allows medical professionals
to save lives, be it in dramatic incidents such as this one, or in
more mundane settings.UK: https://my.blood.co.uk/US:
gizmonty - 58 minutes ago
I was pretty astonished by this article. I work in the medical
field in Australia and I can?t imagine any hospital here responding
and coping in this manner. Our trauma is generally from car crashes
and only rarely from guns. I think the victims of this incident
were very lucky that this guy was running the show that night.
What I would like to know is how well they coped with record
keeping and infection control. These are the things that I find
tend to get deprioritised in a crisis.
tptacek - 4 hours ago
I felt like the title of this story was almost certainly going to
generate threads from people reacting to the headline without
reading it, which would suck, because this is from start to finish
an amazing story about incident response and improvisation. So I
synthesized a title from the intro paragraph.A bunch of the terms
used in this piece (like "crumping", which apparently means dying
without doctor permission) are emergency medical jargon, all easy
to look up.