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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A yoga program developed by a woman who conquered PTSD after losing a child now helps others exposed to terrible traumas de-stress using the ancient physical and spiritual practices.
The death toll from the Strip shooting has remained unchanged at 58 since Oct. 2, surprising even those who operated on the critically wounded.