Nursing Program's Annual Disaster Response Scenario handles a tornado
It was all hands on deck as the Lee University School of Nursing (SON) conducted its fourth Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) drill on Wednesday, Nov. 28, involving students and faculty from all over the campus.
The scenario for this semester’s drill was a tornado, and the SON acted as medical staff for incoming patients played by theatre students with false injuries composed of prosthetics, makeup and lots of fake blood.
The psychology and religion departments got to put their skills to use as a psychological first aid unit, while journalism students ran around as mock media to capture the story.
Operations Officer at the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency Jerry Johnson has written each of the School of Nursing’s four MCI drills. He explained that, for the first time, this drill began with patients already established in the simulated emergency room prior to the influx of patients from the disaster.
Despite this added challenge, Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Brenda Jones remarked that this was the smoothest drill yet.