Safety

Dallas doctors describe ER chaos after police shootings

Hospital Safety Insider, July 14, 2016

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

On the night of July 7, Parkland Hospital in Dallas was busy as usual, according to a report from KTRK-TV.

Then, one by one, police cars started pulling up. Sirens were blaring. Suddenly, the already packed emergency room was swallowed up.

Doctors at Parkland Hospital treated seven officers injured in the attacks, according to the report. Three officers died. Some of the hospital police staff said the toughest thing they ever had to do is stand outside the rooms of those fallen officers providing security detail and then take them out to be transferred to the medical examiner's office through the line of officers paying respects to their fallen comrades.

That night, there were more surgeons and police officers than patients. Nobody wanted to go home.

Officers were stationed at the Parkland ER after the department received multiple unconfirmed reports of shooters, the report said, and they weren't sure if the hospital would receive one of the shooters.

Read more here.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Basic OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your outpatient...

  • Basic Dental OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your dental...

Most Popular