Israeli doctors have developed trauma expertise through improvisation and bitter experience, and shared that knowledge widely
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene — severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin.
For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing was unprecedented — but they were prepared.
Many of the city’s hospitals have doctors with actual battlefield experience. Others have trauma experience from deployments on humanitarian missions, like the one that followed the Haitian earthquake, and have learned from presentations by veterans of other attacks like the shooting at a movie theater in Colorado. Continue reading at: timesofisrael.com.