Emergency Training for Health Care Workers

If local EMTs for some reason weren’t able to come to a disaster scene, what would happen?

Health care providers from around the U.P. have just wrapped up a disaster life support course at Sawyer Airport.

The training took 3 days.

It wrapped up with a live simulation of 911 call about an explosion, complete with several smoke-filled rooms and victims needing treatment.

Students in NMU’s radiology program played the victims, dressed up with some very realistic-looking wounds.

The health care workers helping them are getting high marks for incident command.

The students also got to try some of the personal protective equipment that EMTs have to use in case a disaster ever puts them in a position where they’d have to use it.

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