Students at North Central Missouri College assisted in the Wright Memorial Hospital and Grundy County emergency responders mass casualty incident drill on Saturday, September 17th. Over 35 NCMC students, including nursing students and athletes, volunteered as “victims” in the simulation. Students were assigned roles in various states of distress in a mass casualty simulation.
NCMC nursing student Chloe Harris from Trenton, MO, said, “As a student wanting to enter the healthcare field, the emergency drill was beneficial by allowing me to experience what would happen in a real-life scenario. Naturally, we all know that disasters can happen, but we never think about how we would react in that instance. Being able to go hands-on and engage in a similar real-life experience is crucial for preparedness. That was the first time I had ever witnessed anything of that sort, but now I have a much greater awareness of what my role will be in a situation like that.”
“We are so thankful for the partnership we have with Wright Memorial Hospital and the opportunities they provide our students,” said Korynn Skipper, NCMC Practical Nursing Director. “I cannot think of a better way for our nursing students to participate in a community health awareness plan than to witness firsthand the collaboration between our EMS systems.”
To learn more about the North Central Missouri College nursing program, visit www.ncmissouri.edu/ or contact the Nursing Department at 660-359-3948.