At 2:50 p.m. on Monday, April 15, two bombs went off at the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. Three people were killed, hundreds were injured, and local case managers needed to help deal with the crisis.
When two bombs went off eight seconds apart at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, there were many emergency plans in place. "There's an emergency disaster plan in place for both the city and the marathon itself," says Peter Moran, RN, BSN, MSN, CCM, emergency room case manager at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. In addition, each hospital has its own emergency process in place.