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Members of support group for Las Vegas victims relive trauma with …

A hospital support group is working to ease the pain for victims of a mass shooting incident.

Palmdale (Calif.) Regional Medical Center has been hosting free meetings for victims of the October shooting in Las Vegas. It includes local residents who had traveled to the country music festival in Las Vegas and were wounded in the Oct. 1 shootings, as well as people who witnessed the shootings but were not physically wounded.

Azadeh Afsahi Parsa, a marriage and family therapist who practices in nearby Lancaster, Calif., contacted the hospital soon after the mass shooting incident, in which 58 died and more than 500 were wounded. Parsa said she felt she needed to do something to help the victims, a few of whom previously were clients of hers. She found out the closest support group was 40 miles away.

“The hospital was happy to help me, so I didn’t have to

Read more at: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171228/NEWS/171229933

As mass shooting unfolded, Las Vegas trauma-response plan fell victim to confusion

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Medical staff at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas talk about treating the hundreds of patients injured in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com

LAS VEGAS — They found the couple sprawled across the warm asphalt outside the Route 91 Harvest festival. Blood seeped from bullet wounds, his near an elbow, hers on the head. Panicked concertgoers streamed past them. 

David Hendrickson, an EMT who attended the Oct. 1 concert, stopped and knelt beside the couple. The woman was growing woozy. Blood soaked

Read more at: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation/2017/12/04/mass-shooting-unfolded-las-vegas-trauma-hospital-response-plan-fell-victim-confusion/876483001/