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Study: The aftermath of a shooting: What hospitals can learn from Colorado's emergency response

OSHA Healthcare Connection, October 2, 2012

Past drills and training helped one hospital prepare for a potential surge of patients on the night of the Aurora Theater shooting

On July 20, a gunman set off tear gas and opened fire in a crowded Aurora, Colo., theater at a midnight movie screening, killing 12 and injuring 58 others.

The victims were rushed to seven area medical centers for treatment. Some arrived by ambulance, others by private vehicles. As the gunman was arrested outside of the theater, hospitals prepared for a surge of wounded patients.

Source: Excerpted from Hospital Safety Center, October 2012.

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