Simulated disaster helps Ill. doctors see victim, firefighter perspectives
Doctors hoped to gain insight into the time and equipment needed for the care and transport of patients
By Stephanie Gehring
The Chicago Sun-Times
ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Instead of a hallway leading into a high-tech emergency room, Dr. Daniel Bartgen found himself climbing through the rubble of a collapsed building last week to get to his patient.
Moments later, sounds of an electric saw buzzed from the other side of the wall as Bartgen performed an amputation in the field.