While we waited for the rest of the family to arrive, multiple other traumas rolled in. 2 from an MVC with crazy bad ortho injuries and a woman with a partially ruptured dialysis graft. There were also 2 stab wounds one who was sexually assaulted prior to being stabbed.
Mom and another daughter showed up and more of the story was brought to light. After dad shot the 3 family members, he proceeded to rape a 13 year old daughter before turning the gun on himself. After he shot himself, the 13 year old picked up the gun and finished off the clip into her father.
I mentioned what it was like watching the death of a family the night before. This was just as awful. There was something in the air this weekend that was just wrong. All of the staff pulled together, but it obviously took a toll on everyone. Saturday night there were over 20 traumas. People were physically and mentally exhausted. Is there support for the staff after a weekend like that?