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WPXI-TV: AGH prepares for worst-case G-20 scenario

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

PITTSBURGH -- One Pittsburgh hospital is putting itself to the test in preparation for a worst case scenario during the G-20 in Pittsburgh later this month.

Allegheny General Hospital's medical staff practices the scenarios more than a few times a year, but this time they're preparing specifically for the G-20.

"Really, just gives us practice in realizing the potential of all the things that can go wrong," said Dr. Fred Harchelroad.

Doctors said their biggest challenge is communication. They'll have groups of doctors in the field, set up across Pittsburgh calling in cases before they arrive.

AGH also has a decontamination unit set up. It's where patients will go if they have been sprayed with any sort of gas.

The decontamination unit takes about minutes to go through.

To read more or see the video, visit the WPXI-TV web site.

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