Interprofessional Mass Casualty Incident Simulation Design Protocol to Prepare Prelicensure Nursing Students to Respond to a Disaster

Kelley Strout, Deborah A Saber, Lisa Swanson Caruso, Charlene Ingwell-Spolan, Aiden Koplovsky, Erica M. Caron, Jennifer Federico, Colin Hulst, Isabella Etro

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Abstract

Nurses need to be prepared to respond to mass casualty incidents. Simulation is an ideal teaching intervention that can be used to prepare nursing students to effectively triage patients and allocate limited resources. This article describes a detailed interprofessional mass casualty simulation of a bus crash with 32 victims. Nursing students trained with emergency responders with students acting as charge nurses throughout the simulation. The details of the simulation are provided for faculty to replicate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNurse Educator
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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    Strout, K., Saber, D. A., Caruso, L. S., Ingwell-Spolan, C., Koplovsky, A., Caron, E. M., Federico, J., Hulst, C., & Etro, I. (Accepted/In press). Interprofessional Mass Casualty Incident Simulation Design Protocol to Prepare Prelicensure Nursing Students to Respond to a Disaster. Nurse Educator. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000365