Tag Archive for ‘mass casualty incidents’
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.
In honor of Veterans Day, November 11, the Bulletin is proud to publish this article about two victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings who received care at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and found solidarity among the veterans who were receiving care at the facility.
An update on the Hartford Consensus initiative, including the distribution of bleeding control kits and training to police departments around the country, is provided in this news brief.
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.
The Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability From Mass Casualty Shooting Events issued a call to action on July 11, 2013. It is the second report from the committee, which the ACS played a leadership role in forming. The purpose of the Hartford Consensus Conference II, which took place July 11 in Hartford, CT, was to develop strategies for focused actions to achieve the objectives of the first Hartford Consensus.
Since 1996, more than 60 mass-casualty shootings have occurred in the U.S., and 18 have transpired in other countries. Analysis and policymaking are required to reduce the suffering and burdens that are a direct result of these events. This article discusses several aspects of mass- casualty firearm events, such as medical scene management and tactical emergency medical support.
The ACS brought together senior leaders from medical, law enforcement, fire/rescue, and the emergency medical services (EMS) communities at the recently held Hartford Consensus Conference to produce a document titled Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events, with the goal of promoting local, state, and national policies to improve survival in these uncommon but horrific events. This short statement describes methods to minimize loss of life in these terrible incidents.