How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives After the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History - Emergency Physicians Monthly


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Then you decide if they’re dying now, in a few minutes, or in an hour. Instead of wasting valuable resuscitation time actually tagging the patients, they were sent to their respective tagged areas. I would look at these patients as they came in, and I would grade them red to green.

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healthcare  planning  writing  health  guncontrol 
8 days ago by JohnDrake
The night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert, nearby Sunrise Hospital received more than 200 penetrating gunshot wound victims. Dr. Kevin Menes was the attending in charge of the ED that night, and thanks to his experience supporting a local SWAT team, he’d thought ahead about how he might mobilize his department in the event of a mass casualty incident.

This is his story, as told to Judith Tintinalli, MD, MS
systems-thinking  las-vegas  emergency-medicine 
8 days ago by JorgeAranda
Preplan ahead
Ask hard questions
Figure out solutions
Mentally rehearse plans so that when the problem arrives, you don’t have to jump over a mental hurdle since the solution is already worked out

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preparation is magic
management  psychology  work  advice  magic 
9 days ago by kmt

The night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert, nearby Sunrise Hospital received more than 200 penetrating gunshot wound victims. Dr. Kevin Menes was the attending in charge of the ED that night, and thanks to his experience supporting a local SWAT team, he’d thought ahead about how he might mobilize his department in the event of a mass casualty incident.

disaster  management  medical  stories 
9 days ago by casey.chow
At that point, I put into action a plan that I had thought of beforehand. It might sound odd, but I had thought about these problems well ahead of time because of the way I always approached resuscitations:

Preplan ahead
Ask hard questions
Figure out solutions
Mentally rehearse plans so that when the problem arrives, you don’t have to jump over a mental hurdle since the solution is already worked out
psychology  management 
10 days ago by notaddicted
Amazing application of the Theory of Constraints in a hospital ER room during the Las Vegas shooting:
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10 days ago by dneary
One of the most remarkable blog posts I have read - managing an ER for huge number of incoming casualties.
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10 days ago by Markbraggins