Asiana Airlines accident update

As of 11am Monday, July 8th 2013 SFGH has treated the following patients from the Asiana Airlines accident:
Grand total of 62 patients. The largest number of patients treated by a hospital from this accident.
35 adults and 27 children
Total in critical condition: 6, including one child. Their injuries include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, abdominal injuries, internal bleeding, road rash and fractures.
Total discharged: 45
Total in hospital beds: 17 – including the 6 critical. The remaining patients’ conditions range from serious to fair to good
No patients remain in the emergency department.

Sunday timeline:
Fifth wave: 9 patients (8 adults and 1 child) arrived at the SFGH emergency room approximately 9pm Sunday. They had various complaints including neck, back, abdomen pain and muscle strains. All were treated and released in good condition.

Saturday’s timeline:
First wave, arrived approx 12:30: 10 patients – 6 women, 4 men. 8 adults, 2 children.
The adults range in age from 20 – 40s. 5 patients are in critical condition, including one child. 5 patients have been upgraded to serious condition.
These patients are mostly Korean speakers and we have several Korean interpreters and bilingual staff on hand working with them and their families.
NOTE: We do not need volunteer interpreters.

Second wave, arrived by 4pm: 17 patients
Conditions range from critical to good.
These patients are mostly English speakers.

Third wave: 7 patients

Fourth wave: 18 patients, arrived between 5 and 7pm. These patients arrived in small groups of 3-5 in ambulances. They are in the best shape of the patients seen today — all can walk and talk. Several of them were discharged.

11 SFGH patients who were scheduled to be discharged to Laguna Honda Hospital were transferred there Saturday, freeing up beds for possible patients from the airline accident. The patients who went to Laguna were not crash victims.

Another update will follow Tuesday at 11am

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