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Disaster Day

 Disaster Day 2017

In its ninth year, 2017, Disaster Day was held on March 30 and involved a hurricane scenario. In the past, volunteers have also staged chemical fire, train derailment, explosion and wildfire scenarios with mass casualty simulations that bring interdisciplinary student teams together with community organizations to diagnose, treat and care for standardized patients (SPs).

All SPs receive training on how to convey information about the specific injuries and illnesses that they have been assigned, and make up is applied to create mock injuries so the cases seem more realistic. Students learn about working together on an interdisciplinary team, how to prioritize cases and how to treat patients under less than ideal conditions. More Disaster Day Pictures.

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Last edited by: kzemanek 08/21/2017