Asiana Airline Update from SFGH- July 10th

Here is the 11am update.

Next update will be Thursday July 11 at 11am, (NOTE: If there are significant changes, there will be an update later today.)

NOTE: We cannot provide any patient interviews.
NOTE: We cannot provide any information about Asiana Airlines.

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH)
July10 2013

As of 11am Wednesday, SFGH has treated the following patients from the Asiana Airlines accident:
Grand total of 66 patients. The largest number of patients treated by a hospital from this accident.
35 adults and 31 children
Total in critical condition: 3, including one child. Their injuries include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, abdominal injuries, internal bleeding, road rash and fractures.
Note that 1 patient in critical condition has been upgraded to serious since yesterday. This patient is an adult.
Total discharged: 58
Total in hospital beds: 8 – including the 3 critical. The remaining patients’ conditions range from serious to fair to good
These patients are 2 children and 6 adults.
No patients remain in the emergency department.

Monday timeline:
Sixth wave: Four additional children who had been passengers on the Asiana flight came to the SFGH pediatric urgent care clinic Monday evening with complaints from the accident. All were treated and released.

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. 10 were in critical condition at that time.
These patients were 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 were 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 were 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.



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2 responses to “Asiana Airline Update from SFGH- July 10th

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