How Doctors ‘Treating The Bad Guy’ Had To Put Emotions Aside To Care For Patient
Not all of the trauma patients the staff at Broward Health North hospital cared for were victims. “We just picked people we know can stay cool,” Dr. Nichiporenko said about choosing the team of medical professionals who treated the shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz.
The New York Times:
Treating The Victims, And The Teenager Accused Of Gunning Them Down
In the intense aftermath of the school shooting last week, Dr. Igor Nichiporenko pronounced a wounded teacher dead on arrival and massaged the bullet-shredded heart of a student, trying in vain to restart it. He and his colleagues also treated six other teenagers, some of whom were in the emergency room and others who were rolled off to operating theaters. Then, about an hour after the victims began pouring into Broward Health North hospital, word came that another patient was about to arrive. With distraught relatives and journalists converging on the hospital in Deerfield Beach, Fla., the medical staff now faced the challenge of treating the man accused of causing all the carnage. (Fink, 2/20)
The Associated Press:
Trump Focuses On First Responders After Florida Shooting
President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders. But he extended few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning, nor did Trump address the debate over gun violence that has raged since a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 and injured 14 others. Two days after the shooting, Trump visited Broward Health North Hospital Friday, where he saw two victims and praised the doctors and nurses for their "incredible" job. (2/17)