Clinicians at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center didn't hesitate to answer the call following the tragic shooting on the Las Vegas strip.
When I walk into the ED, it's normally just 45 beds. But the day of the shooting we had patients in every single spot of the hallway, every single chair. Every station where one bed would go, we had at least two to three beds.
We utilized station 1, which is our heart trauma resuscitation bay, to directly bed our patients who were triaged red; those are the patients who have seconds or minutes to live. We ended up having 63 patients who were in critical condition. Not all of those were red, many were yellow-those who have an hour or so to live and need some active resuscitation, but didn't need emergency procedures at that time.