Hospital representative describes preparation for victims
Hospitals prepare to treat the injured in Colorado
- Duration 5:15
- Date Jul 20, 2012
Hospitals prepare to treat the injured in Colorado
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Guys we're gonna go ahead and bring in -- pregnancy a spokeswoman for our.
The Swedish medical -- their periodically during the show and some phone numbers as well eight you know obviously a lot of kids going to the the theater for this movie.
And and parents may not have even known that their kids haven't come home so it just periodically weren't -- those phone numbers up but we're gonna bring in.
Argument C good morning to you -- -- -- So what so you got the call from the police a couple hours ago to be ready.
For incoming how did they describe what happened at the century sixteen movie theater.
Well we were notified shortly after the incident to be on standby for mass casualties here at Swedish medical that are we our area hospital here in Denver.
We did receive three patients in critical condition.
We had one male eighteen won 29 and a female twenty.
I'm -- upon arrival to the hospital the eighteen year old has been treated and released that we currently have to patients in critical condition here at Swedish.
What is the mass disaster reporter -- -- -- That you have argued surgeons cold in -- new teams brought in to handle such an in patient flow.
Yet and we men have a call as you know we did this morning with something such as mass casualties we will -- life.
Are different apartment unit here at the hospital and that set up our incident command -- On -- -- that we did this morning we all know.
You know contacted other hospital -- how we might be able to help defend some of our personnel over.
There are two other hospitals that are in the Denver metro area that are closer Q.
The incident that -- medical center and the University of Colorado hospital -- We have contacted them to be if they are in need of sending over some nurses or doctors or.
-- -- I'm done it's it's hard for -- to even imagine the type of chaos it's not only going on.
There at the theater but also it you know with these medical centers we just showed some cell phone video it appeared.
That you just really demonstrated that chaos.
Saturday and he brought in people to you to try and didn't ease some of the nerves too because I imagined that would cause some medical issues as well.
You know we had -- we have brought in our team here at the hospital to be on standby for family members and that's for friends ever patient you know at this time Merck currently not expecting any more patient meant that the patient had been.
Thank you would be more medical center -- the University of Colorado but we are always on standby in an accident but it says.
-- and you be able to handle family.
In any -- -- come -- we've had calls as well from -- looking for.
You know that there are children who might have been asked -- here.
Sure he -- drew.
Can you give -- an example of the extent of the injuries we've heard.
Mean people are just waking up terrible shooting last night in the movie theater right Laura Colorado.
Fourteen people killed -- and -- that at least fifty people injured.
We hear that cuts some were shot at point blank including some pretty -- The nature of the injuries to the people you have seen there at Swedish so far has been one.
Well we you know cannot speak.
On the house has the other hospitals and what they're -- based here at Swedish currently with our Q.
Patient that we do having critical condition leaking out the extent -- -- -- war I'm related to gunshots.
So eat it got pretty much what we know what this tie name and the white male eighteen.
When is -- here in critical condition that's what we were told by it his wounds were not to the extent that the other QB.
And that's -- relatively sort of released yet there OK that's good.
You -- -- there are still in critical condition at this hour is that correct.
-- one male 29 years old and one female twenty.
I know you are -- located just barely twenty miles away from Columbine High School right you know this is gonna remind a lot of folks in your neck of the woods and people all across the country of what happened there are not so long ago.
You know -- and that's.
Very encouraging statement that had come very close to home for a lot of our medical professionals here at the hospital who.
You know I don't firsthand -- patients from column might as well though and it's an unfortunate incidents and you know it's just it's a big tragedy first city today.
Of that of the people -- come in with injuries have they spoken of confusion because you know it is an.
Action movie it's a -- man movie where there -- -- smoke flashes and gunshots and stuff like that so they might have been.
Think it for a little bit.
I wonder is this part of the movie.
You know our I don't have any information about at this time more diet aren't we don't have any information as to whether or not that patients that were brought it has give -- our medical staff any information about what has -- then.
I'm you know what we're being told that they are in critical condition at this time I'm not even sure -- they're able to speak.
Or give any information about what might have happened -- -- under what we know your very busy there at Swedish medical center in Aurora Colorado area we thank you very much for speaking -- on the phone to tell us about the massacre.
-- -- out there thinking how much thank you.