Hospital Lockdowns Can Leave Patients' Loved Ones Locked Out

First responders transfer patients from ambulances to Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale on the afternoon of Feb. 14. The hospital was on lockdown after receiving victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Hospitals are preparing for how to handle mass shootings in case the next one is in their backyard. One difficult call is whether to lockdown the facility, which can have emotional consequences.

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Source: NPR