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


18 bookmarks. First posted by Markbraggins november 2017.


RT : This is one of the most amazing pieces of writing about mass casualty response you’ll ever read:
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february 2018 by aughr
RT : This is one of the most amazing pieces of writing about mass casualty response you’ll ever read:
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february 2018 by jbellis
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 
november 2017 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 
november 2017 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 
november 2017 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 
november 2017 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 
november 2017 by notaddicted
Amazing application of the Theory of Constraints in a hospital ER room during the Las Vegas shooting:
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november 2017 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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november 2017 by Markbraggins