ER docs on unrelenting pace of shootings in Twin Cities: 'There's a lot of pain'
On the trauma floor at the Hennepin Healthcare Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis, three letters frequently heard over the radio immediately send the emergency room into chaos:
It's short for a gunshot wound.
When the call comes in, a team of surgeons, doctors, and nurses prepare for another patient suffering from what they define as "penetrating trauma."
"It used to be a bar close, Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, that kind of ordeal," said Dr. Aaron Robinson, Assistant Medical Director for Hennepin EMS. ... Read more