Hospitals Train For Mass Casualty Events Like International Nutrition Collapse

Article Date: Jan 21, 2014

Bergan Mercy Disaster Event

The staff at Bergan Mercy Medical Center have trained dozens of times for disasters, but Monday was the first time they've ever put it to use.

"In my last 11 years, this is the first real event that we have had to set up and triage and implement our hospital incident command system," said Lori Jensen, the hospital's safety officer.

On Monday morning, Bergan had about seven minutes from when they got the call to when patients started showing up.

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