SASK DR. SAYS WORK IN A SYRIAN WAR ZONE HELPED HIM DEALWITH BUS CRASH VICTIMS

Apr 08, 2018

By Bob Sheppard

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Emergency reponders in Saskatchewan were confronted with situations on Friday they likely never thought would happen in their community, but they faced the challenge and did what they were trained for.

A Saskatoon Intensive Care Unit doctor says when injured victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash began arriving, he relied on the experience he gained when treating the victims of airstrikes in Syria.
When a “code orange” was called at Royal University Hospital — that’s the code for the mass arrival of casualties — Dr. Hassan Masri says he and his fellow team members worked like a well-oiled machine.

But even though they maintained their professional focus on the victims, Dr. Masri says the horrific events were still felt on a personal level since many of the patients and their families were known to hospital team members.

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