SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY NURSING STUDENTS, INSTRUCTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN MOCK AIRPORT DISASTER DRILL
Carla J. Carter
Dean of Nursing
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Students and instructors from Sullivan University’s College of Nursing are scheduled to participate in a drill to help prepare for emergency situations.
A total of 43 students and seven instructors from Sullivan’s Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) program will take part in the full scale exercise Oct. 22 at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. The disaster drill is being conducted by The Louisville Regional Airport Authority, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“The exercise will test the preparedness for a major event that, if real, will require response from many participating agencies at the local, state and federal levels,” the airport said in a statement on its website.
Most of the Sullivan students are expected to play victims of the disaster with instructors observing and directing care as needed, said Sullivan University Dean of Nursing Carla Carter.
“The students are happy to participate,” Carter said. “We are volunteering because community nursing is another focus in nursing and this drill will expose the students to community nursing and preparing for mass injury patients.”
The airport is instructing volunteers to not wear nice clothing.
“It is possible that your clothes may become soiled or torn,” the airport said in the statement. “Volunteers will generally be used to play the role of an ill, injured, walking wounded, deceased victim, or family member. Some volunteers may be asked to lie on the ground or pavement, slump down in a specific position … walk in a manner suggesting a limp or injury, apply makeup to simulate an injury, climb up or down stairs, or receive simulated patient care.”
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