Hospital uses armed man in unannounced drill – Saturday, May 29, 2010 | 2:01 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun

Yikes!

Hospital uses armed man in unannounced drill

Test of security procedures results in frightening moments

By Marshall Allen

Saturday, May 29, 2010 | 2:01 a.m.

How’s this for an ill-conceived emergency preparedness drill? An off-duty cop pretending to be a terrorist stormed into a hospital intensive care unit brandishing a handgun, which he pointed at nurses while herding them down a corridor and into a room.

There, after harrowing moments, he explained that the whole caper was a training exercise.

via Hospital uses armed man in unannounced drill – Saturday, May 29, 2010 | 2:01 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun.

Wow.  Terrorizing the nurses in the name of preparedness.  Wong on so many levels it’s mind-boggling.

Hat Tip: reader Eric B

2010 ACEP Scientific Assembly: I’m in

The 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians’ Scientific Assembly is in Las Vegas this year.

I’ve registered, bought plane tickets and have a marker on a box under a bridge (but very near the convention site, so I’m good).

So, time for you EP’s to get in there and register, and, I’m going to blog it (unless ACEP gets a court order preventing it (they weren’t interested in me blogging for their house blog, so only time will tell…)).

Oh, as a service to my three ACEP readers I plan to get enough freebie pens from the exibitors to give one to each of you when I meet you.

Yeah, I’m a giver.  Or a re-gifter.  Whatever.