ENA Saddened by Senseless Carnage of Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Praises Efforts of First Responders and ED Personnel

October 2, 2017 News
Des Plaines, Ill. -  In the wake of last night’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, ENA expresses its deepest sympathies to the victims and their families. 

Our thoughts are also with the first responders and emergency department personnel, overwhelmed with loss of life and the critically injured, as they work around the clock to save lives and treat the wounded. Last night, as hundreds of concert-goers were gunned down along the Las Vegas strip in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, first responders rushed to the scene to help. We praise these law enforcement and EMS workers and the ordinary citizens who risked their lives to help victims on site during the tragedy. 

We offer our unwavering support for Las Vegas’ ED personnel. The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada treated and is treating more than 104 patients, 30 of whom are in need of trauma care. Hundreds of additional victims are being treated at other area hospitals. ENA appreciates the tireless efforts being put forth across the city. 

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 43,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

ENA Media Contact:

Dan Campana
Senior Manager, PR and Communications

Working to promote safe practice and safe care.