What was it like working in the only Level 1 trauma facility after receiving more than 100 injured patients, many critical?

Allison Andersen is a trauma specialist, air force nurse, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the trauma ICU of University Medical Center (UMC) here in Las Vegas. She’s been tirelessly helping to care for the victims of the horrible mass shooting crime that occurred 10/1/17 across the street from the Mandalay Bay near the Las Vegas Strip.

She’s a long time friend of the show, having appeared in many of our videos including 7 Years, Good Call Day, You’re Welcome, Treat Yourself, and Lose Yourself. She came off shift and generously agreed to join us to share the positive experiences she’s had during this event, including being a part of witnessing their trauma team’s extensive training pay off when it was most needed. We spoke about the amazing collegiality she experienced from every person in the hospital, the support from Dallas and Orlando and other trauma centers around the country, the distinction between empathy and compassion, and what you can do to help.

This is a can’t-miss interview with an amazing front line clinician and human being. Please share. And please donate to UMC to help support the care of victims if you can. #VegasStrong


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