Tag Archive for ‘disaster response’
A review of the Las Vegas trauma system response to the mass casualty shooting on October 1, 2017, is provided and opportunities for improvement in future trauma system disaster planning are described.
Lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma underscore the importance of preparedness to provide adequate patient care in the wake of a natural disaster event.
Surgeons’ efforts to respond to Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico are described.
This article describes the continuity of care provided by Orlando Regional Medical Center surgeons and trauma team members to victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and highlights lesson learned in the hours after the mass casualty event.
This article describes U.S. health care providers’ response to an Armenian earthquake in the 1980s and the long-term benefits of training native physicians in resource-poor areas.
A recovery effort in the wake of the Nepal earthquake in April is described, including the experience of teaching local physicians how to perform rib plating.
Surgeons put planning, preparation, past experience to work in efforts to save Boston Marathon bombing victims
This article describes trauma surgeons’ reactions to the Boston Marathon bombing and presents information regarding the cases surgeons handled that day and the procedures performed. Factors that resulted in high survival rate of the patients, including planning, preparation, and past experience, also are highlighted.