emergency management

Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff

One moment Caring Hearts volunteer Norbert Schulz was standing. Then, he felt light-headed and couldn’t move his feet. As he crumbled to the floor, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital staff came running to start CPR. When he regained consciousness, Norbert saw the anxious faces of hospital people he knew. “I calmed way …

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Restoring hope after tragedy strikes

The events of last week will likely forever be burned in our memories, whether you were on the scene that night or watched it from the other side of the world. The shooting of 12 individuals, including the death of five police officers, the fear and horror that unfolded live in front of millions of …

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Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together after a tragedy, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Jeff Quan, a counselor at Eastfield College, recently sat down for a segment of the …

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Hospital volunteers aid Texas tornado relief effort

In response to devastating storm damage across North Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health activated its Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) last week. The team of volunteers from Baylor Scott & White’s hospital emergency response teams included both clinical and non-clinical employees who spent time helping fellow colleagues impacted by the tornado. For more than two hours, a seven-person team of …

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Ebola preparations explained by Baylor Scott & White Health representatives

The news that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is currently treating an Ebola patient is causing understandable concern among North Texas residents. But Baylor Scott & White Health representatives say there is still no reason to panic, as the virus does not spread easily and cannot be transmitted until an infected patient develops symptoms. The BSWH system has had …

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Wartime trauma lessons from Navy, Baylor doctor

People often ask Dr. Stephen Burgher why he decided to re-enlist as a Navy commander in 2010, more than a decade after he last served. “Are you some kind of war junkie?” they ask. “Are you going through a mid-life crisis?” For Dr. Burgher, an emergency medicine physician on the staff at Baylor University Medical Center …

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How to Have a Safe Trip at the Texas State Fair

As October kicks off, it’s safe to say summer is officially over. While it’s always a little sad to see summer go, for Texans, this seasonal transition has a definite upside, an event that makes summer’s end bearable: the State Fair of Texas. With a revamped and better-than-ever “Big Tex” back in his rightful place, the …

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