November 20, 2009

Mayo calls a ‘code yellow’ to handle traumas

By Kelley Luckstein

Not long ago, medical providers at Mayo Clinic's Saint Marys Hospital practiced how to handle multiple casualties quickly. The scenario played out in real life on Wednesday. "This is a terrible accident and loss of life this afternoon, and we extend our condolences to all peoples affected," said trauma surgeon Beth Ann Ballinger…


"We carry blood on the aircraft. We do certain procedures on the aircraft that we don't do on the ground," said Mayo Medical Transport spokesman Glenn Lyden. "That's a higher level of care that patient has access to."  


Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 11/19/09


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Tags: bus accident, car accident, Code Yellow, Mayo Clinic Rochester, traumas

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