Posted by: Jack Savage | March 6, 2014

MASS. EYE AND EAR EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF TO DESCRIBE DAY OF MARATHON BOMBINGS

Delta Dental, NHTI, partner with Team Eye and Ear marathoner Jack Savage to bring the behind-the-scenes story to Concord

CONCORD, N.H., March 4, 2014 — The Boston Marathon – along with the lives of many who were running or watching the race –changed forever last April when two bombs detonated near the finish line. As the explosions shocked the world, bystanders, emergency responders, and medical personnel were credited with quick action that saved lives.

On Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Aaron Remenschneider and two Registered Nurses, Deb Trocchi and Maureen Martinez, who were on duty at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary during the marathon bombings will describe what it was like in the emergency room that day, dealing with injuries that affected the senses, while the city wondered what was happening –why. Mass. Eye and Ear was one of eight hospitals that treated bombing victims – and these individuals were on the front lines of those who helped.

The talk, sponsored by Delta Dental, will be held at the auditorium in the Wellness/Student Center on the campus of New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) in Concord, NH (31 College Drive) Directions can be found here http://www.nhti.edu/visit-nhti/directions-map

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Delta Dental and NHTI, the talk is free and open to the public. It is being arranged as part of the fundraising efforts of local Jack Savage, who is running the Boston Marathon this year as part of Team Eye and Ear.

Savage who ran as part of Team Eye and Ear in 2012, was near the finish last year to watch his brother, who was in the race. “I feel astoundingly lucky,” he said. “My brother finished about 20 minutes before the bombs went off, and so I was a few blocks away when it happened. Because I was fortunate I feel an obligation to give back, so I’m running as part of Team Eye and Ear this year, raising money for them as one of the eight hospitals that treated victims the bombing.” Savage works across the river from NHTI and Delta Dental at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests.
Aaron Remenschneider, M.D., is the Chief Otolaryngology Resident at Mass. Eye and Ear. Deb Trocchi, R.N., is Clinical Leader in the Emergency Department, and Maureen Martinez, R.N., is Nurse Manager, Emergency Department, Nursing Education.

The trio will describe what it was like in the emergency room, how they as medical professionals reacted, the kinds of injuries they dealt with, and what they learned from working on those injuries and the overall response to the disaster. Dr. Remenschneider also will be running the Boston Marathon this year as part of Team Eye and Ear.

Mass Eye and Ear not only treated victims the day of the bombing, but because of the institution’s specialty subsequently treated victims with shrapnel injuries to their eyes and concussive ear injuries.

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