While records show that misuse of a hospital code known as “internal disaster” by University Medical Center contributed to confusion after the Oct. 1 mass shooting, little has been done to prevent a recurrence of the episode.
At a Las Vegas workshop, experts want parents and other caregivers to talk with kids about the mass shooting to help them process their grief and work through any fear and anxiety they may be harboring nearing the anniversary.
Some who were injured in the mass shooting on the Strip haven’t paid a dime for their care, but for others mounting medical bills are a constant reminder of the financial impact that one terrible moment can inflict on a family.
The hardest thing about creating “Love and Courage?” Not its size (more than 6 feet tall). Not its weight (almost 3,000 pounds, including its base). Not even the incalculable artistry and physical labor required to transform two massive slabs of fossilized New York bluestone into ethereal angel wings.
The report did not reference communication issues surrounding the county-run hospital’s status immediately after the shooting or its improper use of an “internal disaster” alert during the mass casualty incident.
The messages — plaintive, defiant, encouraging, empathetic — appear on a poster sent to Southern Nevadans by, the poster says, “the Pulse family and all of Orlando” during the weeks following the Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
Creators of a comics anthology about the Route 91 Harvest festival shootings will attend a signing Saturday.
New “tactical paramedic” training for Las Vegas American Medical Response and MedicWest staff enables them to accompany SWAT teams to active shooter calls, hostage situations and high-risk warrant searches.
A psychologist and firefighter who survived 9/11 will lead free programs this week on fostering emotional well-being, aimed at helping survivors and others affected by the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas.
Volunteers are helping the broad array of Oct. 1 memorial items take a permanent place in the Clark County Museum.