Lessons Learned

For the Pulse incident, the supplies that we used the most were trach tubes, chest tubes and dressings. Days after the event, we met with the ED team to see how we could improve our trauma emergency carts. The ED staff wanted to change the amount of the dressing and tubes that we stocked on the cart. We also revamped the trauma supply area in the ED so it, too, could hold more supplies. We also learned that you need plenty of staff to help and you cannot do it alone.