Disaster Triage Lab - 2017
On Thursday, April 27th, Mrs. Smith's Nursing Assistant classes applied the first aid skills they've learned to an active disaster drill lab. The scenario was a gas line explosion in a busy medical clinic. After dividing into "victim" and "responder" teams, the students worked through the process of triage (prioritizing medical care based upon critical injury assessment.) A third team of students acted as the moulage and staging team, applying makeup and prosthetic injuries to lend realism to the activity. The "responders" assessed their "patients" and identified their status ranging from healthy and uninjured to deceased. After assessing, triage and treating; the class gathered to review their findings and collaborate on what they learned.