Today was the first mass casualty in many weeks. We were packing and preparing for departure when the knocks came on our doors. SEALs had radioed from a village that there had been an IED incident involving civilians. We assembled in the FST building to assist the new team.
|Teams integrate to accept multiple patients|
|Brandi and Aric prepare the infant for MEDEVAC|
|Our team's surgeons assist the new team's surgeons in caring for the boy.|
The team struggled to keep him alive with drugs and defibrillation shocks. There was a period when we thought that we had successfully restored his pulse and blood pressure but the boy's condition suddenly deteriorated and he died in the resuscitation bay.
|Litters loaded into ambulance.|