UCTV: Disaster Response and the Asiana Plane Crash

Fascinating presentation from Drs. Clement Yeh and Rachael Callcut of San Francisco General Hospital on the medical response to the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.

So many thought-provoking details on preparedness and the response down to everyday details such as new medical residents coming in and a new rotation schedule on its first day.

Dr. Callcut notes the unusual challenge of treating those on the plane: “…one of the things that’s particularly interesting about this plane crash is that the statistics show that if there’s even a single fatality, there’s only a 4% chance of having survivors…either everyone survives or nobody survives, its very unusual to have a plane crash situation like what we had in Asiana and have almost everyone survive but have them be so injured.”

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