Volunteer high school students from Live Oaks Career Campus in Milford scream for help while injured patients lie motionless near a destroyed home and damaged vehicles.
These were scenes from a simulated tornado on the final day of a weeklong training program offered by Wright State University’s National Disaster Health Consortium (NDHC), an interprofessional program designed to standardize disaster preparedness, response and recovery training. Wright State nursing students were among those who participated in the training, which took place Oct. 9-13 at Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville.
“I think that it’s awesome that Wright State has stepped up and has taken a role in this important community service, which is getting people in this area prepared to respond in case we have any type of natural disaster,” said Ann Compton, a health technology instructor at Live Oaks Career Campus.
Participants received continuing education credit, a certificate from NDHC and Advanced Disaster Life Support certification. More information about the National Disaster Health Consortium, including registration details, is available at nursing.wright.edu or by calling 937-775-3572.