28th Annual National Forum Keynote and Special Interest Keynote Videos

When Tragedy Strikes, Will You Be Prepared? 

Insights and Stories from Orlando Health​

On June 12, 2016, the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This tragic event unfolded only a few blocks from Central Florida’s only Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Regional Medical Center, part of the Orlando Health system. Early that morning, 44 victims with gun-shot wounds were rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center. 35 survived their injuries.

This incident shines a spotlight on a new challenge facing emergency medicine. Orlando Health’s response provides important lessons on responding to mass trauma events like the one that took place at Pulse Nightclub. Several members of Orlando Health’s care team, including members of their leadership and trauma departments, will share their stories and insights about this tragic event. These stories will give their first-hand account on what they were prepared for, and what no one could have been prepared for and describe their improvement journey, from which everyone in health care can learn.

Full bios for speakers available here​.​​​​​​​​