Emergency Rooms Filled With Shooting Victims

Emergency Rooms Filled With Shooting Victims
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POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 6:57pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:36pm

The doctors in Aurora, Colorado are speaking out about treating the wounded in last night's shooting rampage.

A gunman ran into a movie theater's midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and opened fire.

At least 12-people have been killed and 58-others wounded.

One doctor described the scene as the wounded poured into his emergency room.

"At about 12:30 we became aware of multiple shooting, the in-house trauma surgeon received the first several patients, and then as it became obvious this was a mass casualty event, we rapidly activated that system. Within about 30 minutes we had 5 trauma surgeons, 2 orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, intensive care doctors, extra nursing staff, operating room staff all available. As you can imagine it was a little bit chaotic initially but quickly turned into quiet professionalism and I'm very proud of all the staff that came together to take care of a lot of patients in a short period of time," said Dr. James Denton from Aurora Medical Center.

 

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How unfortunate for all of us that our mental health care system has once again failed us - this young person should have been treated and placed on a high security risk. We all need to be concerned about preventing this horrific event from happening again.
Yesterday is gone - we need to look as to how to prevent this in the future. Prayers for the victims, their family, and the Holmes family.
Contact your public officials and ask for inpatient mental health facilities to be opened back up!

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