BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Eyewitness: ‘Hospitals struggle to cope’
I have been wondering when these stories would come out: how a metropolitan city of about 2 million took on 1,200+ casualties from multiple bomb sites. Looks like they did well, and that their disaster plans worked. I really look forward to many more reports of the “this worked and this we could do better” variety.
What most folks don’t realize is that the every day emergencies keep occuring, and those neary completely saturate every ED I’ve ever been in. Staffing for everything, bed availability, etc., is all predicated on the number of ‘routine’ emergencies; the surge capacity isn’t all that big.
Kudos to the Spanish ED’s and their staffs. I hope they recover quickly.