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Little has changed in UMC alert system since Las Vegas shooting

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.

 
Medical bills stress even fully insured Las Vegas shooting survivors

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.

 
Tears flow at hospital reunion of Las Vegas shooting survivors

Survivors of the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip who were treated at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and their families return for a tearful afternoon of “thank-yous” to the doctors and nurses helped them in their darkest hours.

Las Vegas paramedics certified to enter active-shooter scenes

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.

UMC’s ‘internal disaster’ alert on Oct. 1 called serious mistake

University Medical Center – the only Clark County hospital with a Level 1 trauma center – failed to follow county procedure the night of Oct. 1 when it called an “internal disaster” alert during a mass casualty incident.

Program offers coping tools for Las Vegas shooting survivors

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.

 
News of Florida shooting hits some in Las Vegas hard

Call volumes are increasing at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center following the shooting in Florida, and experts say many people are still absorbing news of the latest massacre and may not experience symptoms immediately.

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