An interprofessional approach to continuing education with mass casualty simulation: Planning and execution

Deborah A Saber, Kelley Strout, Lisa Swanson Caruso, Charlene Ingwell-Spolan, Aiden Koplovsky

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Abstract

Many natural and man-made disasters require the assistance from teams of health care professionals. Knowing that continuing education about disaster simulation training is essential to nursing students, nurses, and emergency first responders (e.g., emergency medical technicians, firefighters, police officers), a university in the northeastern United States planned and implemented an interprofessional mass casualty incident (MCI) disaster simulation using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) management framework. The school of nursing and University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) worked together to simulate a bus crash with disaster victim actors to provide continued education for community first responders and train nursing students on the MCI process. This article explains the simulation activity, planning process, and achieved outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-453
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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