Tag Archive for ‘disaster response’

Vegas Figure 1

Southern Nevada Trauma System uses proven techniques to save lives after 1 October shooting

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.

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center: Dr. Kuy (foreground) with surgery residents who stayed on site during Hurricane Harvey and continued training

Preparation, teamwork pay off during 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

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.

Group of volunteers from HIMA-San Pablo Caguas Hospital preparing supplies after Hurricane Irma

From the rescuers to the rescued: A tale of two hurricanes

Surgeons’ efforts to respond to Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico are described.

Aerial view demonstrating the location of the Pulse night club (lower left) in relation to the Orlando Health campus (upper right). The proximity of the club facilitated rapid transport of victims to the Level I trauma center at ORMC.

Orlando Regional Medical Center responds to Pulse nightclub shooting

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.

Earthquake rubble

Empowerment over charity: How surgeons turned Armenia’s tragedy into an opportunity

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.

Collapsed buildings blocks from Manmohan Hospital. (Photo by Patrick Reddish.)

Surgeons help with recovery after earthquake in Nepal

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.

Dr. Hauser

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.

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