Decker Disaster: Teaching and Learning Through a University-Wide Disaster Drill

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149318
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Presentation
Title:
Decker Disaster: Teaching and Learning Through a University-Wide Disaster Drill
Abstract:
Decker Disaster: Teaching and Learning Through a University-Wide Disaster Drill
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Quaranta, Judith
P.I. Institution Name:Binghamton University
The Decker School of Nursing, in collaboration with Binghamton University (BU) and local community agencies, designed and implemented a university–wide disaster drill involving a mock mass casualty collision between a gasoline tanker and bus carrying university students. The passengers were role-played by nursing students who were given scripts for their “injuries. The University emergency response was activated. Hazmat and Public Safety secured the scene. Incident Command was established. Community ambulance teams responded. The ambulance teams triaged and managed "victims" at the scene. "Victims" were then transported to the "ER" where nursing students acted as triage and emergency room staff. Faculty role-played providers within the ER setting. A counseling center was established to manage the emotional and mental health needs of "victims" and their “families”. Events were videotaped for review after the drill. Debriefing was done immediately following the drill. The rationale guiding this project is the belief that development of critical decision-making skills in nursing students can be fostered through simulation of real-life situations. The disaster drill provided nursing students the opportunity to experience the unpredictable and multiple demands that closely parallel the reality of the actual work environment. The nursing student was able to evaluate their abilities in an emergency situation; practice triage which is available only as an observation experience in the traditional clinical setting; utilize leadership principles of coordination, collaboration, and delegation; self-identify strengths and areas needing improvement with clinical judgments and nursing skills. This drill was a culminating experience allowing students to integrate theoretical knowledge, assessment and nursing skills, as well as leadership and management principles.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDecker Disaster: Teaching and Learning Through a University-Wide Disaster Drillen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149318-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Decker Disaster: Teaching and Learning Through a University-Wide Disaster Drill</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Quaranta, Judith</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Binghamton University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jquarant@binghamton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Decker School of Nursing, in collaboration with Binghamton University (BU) and local community agencies, designed and implemented a university&ndash;wide disaster drill involving a mock mass casualty collision between a gasoline tanker and bus carrying university students. The passengers were role-played by nursing students who were given scripts for their &ldquo;injuries. The University emergency response was activated. Hazmat and Public Safety secured the scene. Incident Command was established. Community ambulance teams responded. The ambulance teams triaged and managed &quot;victims&quot; at the scene. &quot;Victims&quot; were then transported to the &quot;ER&quot; where nursing students acted as triage and emergency room staff. Faculty role-played providers within the ER setting. A counseling center was established to manage the emotional and mental health needs of &quot;victims&quot; and their &ldquo;families&rdquo;. Events were videotaped for review after the drill. Debriefing was done immediately following the drill. The rationale guiding this project is the belief that development of critical decision-making skills in nursing students can be fostered through simulation of real-life situations. The disaster drill provided nursing students the opportunity to experience the unpredictable and multiple demands that closely parallel the reality of the actual work environment. The nursing student was able to evaluate their abilities in an emergency situation; practice triage which is available only as an observation experience in the traditional clinical setting; utilize leadership principles of coordination, collaboration, and delegation; self-identify strengths and areas needing improvement with clinical judgments and nursing skills. This drill was a culminating experience allowing students to integrate theoretical knowledge, assessment and nursing skills, as well as leadership and management principles.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:04Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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