Doctors briefing from Mass General Hospital:
This morning Doctors at Mass General Hospital gave a briefing on the status of the patients that were brought into the hospital after the bomb blast.
At this time the number is 3 dead 176 injured. 8 children among the injured. All patients have been identified and are out of immediate danger. Most injuries were of low extremities. Some of the patients experienced internal injuries.
Some of the patients are still sedated because of the nature of the trauma experience. Many had Blood loss complications. All of the patients still in the hospital were spectators. 6-8 patients are still medically sedated due to their injuries. Most of the injuries were caused by pellets and nail like fragments and sharp objects.
The prognosis is ok for all the patients, but some are still in critical states. The first patient to be released may be ready to be released in a few days. Amputees, all had severe trauma to lower limbs and they just completed what the bomb had started.
The hospital is very well staffed and has good recourses. Some of the trauma group flew into Boston from different locations to help out with the situation.
First responders played a great part in the number of survivors; lives were able to be saved because of their quick actions.
No unexploded bombs were found in the area. There is still and on-going investigation and details are being gathered to find out the extent of the bombs.
The doctors are working closely with investigators on turning over evidence.