In the third episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie speaks with Dr. Dane Scantling a trauma, critical care and emergency surgery fellow who works at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Philadelphia. They discuss the importance of the Philadelphia Police Department's policy to scoop right away, gun shot victims and get them to surgery as soon as possible. Dr. Scantling gives the listeners an idea of what a trauma unit is like with multiple victims of gun violence arriving throughout a shift. They further discuss what coping mechanisms there are for families and the medical staff when dealing with gun violence on a daily basis. One of the more powerful sections of this episode is when Dr. Scantling describes what it is like to give a family member news they would never want to hear about their loved ones.
This episode is dedicated to the sixteen year old young boy who is still fighting for his life after being a victim of gun violence in November 2020. Along with the 18th District Police Officer who scooped him that November evening and the Level 1 Trauma medical team who saved his life that fateful night.