Calif. Wildfires Kill 11, Deaths Expected to Rise

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Calif. Wildfires Kill 11, Deaths Expected to Rise

Video Oct 10, 2017

California is struggling to contain one of its deadliest wildfire outbreaks with eight counties now under states of emergency. The fires have killed at least 11 people and destroyed about 1,500 structures. Both those numbers are expected to grow. 

As the state begins facing the effects of the opioid crisis, medical professionals, law enforcement and prosecutors join the national discussion on possible solutions to the epidemic.
In a project to raise grant funding that began a year ago, the Richmond Ambulance Authority and VCU Health teamed up to provide 35 of Richmond’s Public Schools with Bleeding Control (BCON) equipment. 
Mercy Health's new two-story, 29,000 square foot center features a Level 1 trauma center, an expanded surgical area, and more comfortable patient and visitor access.
Country artists performed for gunshot wound victims like firefighter Kurt Fowler, and expressed their gratitude to first responders and hospital staff who helped others the night of the attack.
The Miami Marlins have donated $200,000 to the hurricane and earthquake relief efforts for the devastated areas of Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The air quality index is five times what's considered the safe amount, causing symptoms like having trouble breathing, stinging eyes, running noses and scratching throats.
A team of doctors who flew to Puerto Rico to assist with patient care witnessed bleak conditions, like one hospital measuring 95 degrees inside and countless suffering patients in rural areas lacking medical attention.
Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority will be using Flirtey drones to deliver lifesaving defibrillators to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
Paige Gasper, 21, is filing a lawsuit against Mandalay Bay for poor security response and the concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment for not providing sufficient emergency exits at the stadium.
The measure to implement two safe injection sites supervised by medical personnel is in opposition to another proposal aiming to ban injection sites.
When first responders can't reach every victim in enough time during MCIs or natural disasters, drones can be used to send medical kits with items like tourniquets, AEDs and naloxone with a headset instructing civilians on what to do.

This educational video accompanies the article "Reducing Patella Dislocations in the Field," by Michael Dailey, MD. 

As violent attacks against the public increase in frequency, doctors urge citizens to learn how to stop blood loss in order to increase victims' chances of survival before emergency providers can reach them.
The current number of storm-related deaths is 66, ranging from causes like heat exhaustion, blunt-force injuries, drownings and more.
The device applies personalized CPR to patients based on their size and sends info to the hospital via Bluetooth, saving EMS providers time and giving better patient outcomes.