Tag Archive for ‘mass casualty incidents’

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.

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.

Mr. Downes and Ms. Kensky (pictured with their service dog, Rescue) threw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game last summer (Photo: Allana Taranto/Ars Magna Studios)

Boston Marathon survivors find treatment, care, and solidarity among veterans

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.

Hartford Consensus in action: Law enforcement gets equipment, training to control bleeding

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.

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.

Hartford Consensus II attendees, from left: Drs. Brinsfield, Fabbri, Wade, Jacobs, Serino, Carmona, Conn, Kamin, Eastman, Burns, McSwain, and Rotondo. Not pictured (joined by phone): Dr. Butler and Mr. Sinclair.

Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events: The Hartford Consensus II

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.

Initial management of mass-casualty incidents due to firearms: Improving survival

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.

Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events: The Hartford Consensus

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.


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