Hands-on disaster

Volunteer high school students, scream for help while an injured patient lies 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.10-14 at Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville.

“I have learned so much here, and it’s a chance for me to put together everything that I’ve learned so far,” said Ebony Greene a senior nursing student.

Prior to the live training exercises, participates took online courses covering topics like the history of disasters, emergency management for health care organizations and leadership during disasters.

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.

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