emergency preparedness

Carbon monoxide detector
February 7, 2019

When temperatures drop and electrical power fails from too much demand or from downed lines, don't bring a generator into the house to power portable heaters.

Stop the bleed training
November 8, 2018

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. That’s why every second counts when someone is injured in a disaster or a mass shooting, especially because emergency services often are spread thin in those moments.

Volunteers at the hazmat drill
October 10, 2018

Harborview Medical Center regularly conducts emergency drills to ensure staff are prepared for influxes of patients during disasters.

Dr. Stephen Morris in Houston
September 13, 2018

Dr. Stephen Morris, UW Medicine emergency medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center, responded to Hurricane Harvey in Houston last year to help with patient care. He reflects on what he experienced there.

picture of Joy Cruz playing soccer
June 13, 2018

Less than a year ago, an auto external defibrillator saved 43-year-old Joy Cruz, who had suffered a heart attack while playing soccer. His last memory of that event is that everything in his vision turned gray.

January 17, 2018

The outreach was led by nurse Maria Paulsen, who manages Washington's "Stop the Bleed" program, and Dr. Eileen Bulger, chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center. The was sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.

September 19, 2017

(Downloadable video and b-roll of tourniquet application) Dr. Eileen Bulger discusses being prepared for natural disasters and responding to an emergent situation in which someone is bleeding badly.

A little more than two years ago, a train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, a town in eastern Canada, crushing tank cars and spilling thousands of gallons of oil that erupted into a ball of fire.

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