Focus: Disaster Preparedness

Las Vegas hospital offers lessons in disaster planning

November 28, 2017

Las Vegas' Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center's response to the recent mass shooting offers lessons in disaster preparation, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

The attending physician in the emergency department on Oct. 1 said he followed his own "mental plan" as he prepared to treat the influx of patients.

When he heard about the shooting, he began to clear out space in the emergency department and open operating rooms. 

The team sorted patients based on need, so that they would treat those who needed immediate resuscitation first while clinicians monitored those who were stable but would need to be treated next. 

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