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School of Nursing to Run Mass Casualty Drill Friday



On Friday, April 13, the Lee University School of Nursing (SON) will conduct a mass casualty emergency drill from 1-5 p.m., along with Lee’s Athletic Training program, Communication Arts department, and the School of Religion.

“With an interprofessional approach, this simulated event offers students in other disciplines the opportunity to participate in a ‘real-life’ scenario guided by community professionals from the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security,” said Dr. Brenda Jones, assistant professor of nursing.

Students and faculty from across the Lee campus will respond to a train derailment and chemical exposure mass casualty drill. The drill is intended to help students learn how to provide an immediate response to treat a variety of medical conditions and minister to family and survivors experiencing psychological trauma.

“The drill provides an opportunity for students to perform rapid assessment of the ‘simulated survivors’ and ‘standardized survivors’ while practicing their clinical skills in response to a surge of patients requiring treatment of injuries and accelerated stress levels,” said Jones.

This is the third time that the SON has held a mass casualty drill to help equip its students for real-life situations they could encounter in their field.

“The School of Nursing continues to build on a strong curricular foundation of disaster response,” said Dr. Sara Campbell, dean of the School of Nursing. “This simulation provides a unique and specialized interprofessional experience for our students.”

The drill will take place in the School of Nursing. During the drill there will be various emergency vehicles present around the SON building.

For more information, contact Jones at brendajones@leeuniversity.edu.
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