Disaster Drill Gives Med Students Hands-On Learning
OhioHealth Teams Up For A First Of Its Kind Drill
Medical students from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine got a unique hands-on learning experience last month when the Emergency Medicine Club at the Heritage College, Dublin, hosted its first-ever Disaster Day, sponsored by Mid-Ohio Emergency Services, OhioHealth, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin and Washington Township Fire Department.
During this event, 40 students from the medical school and the physician assistant program at OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions received presentations on how to handle mass casualty situations and then were given an opportunity to apply what they have learned through mass casualty simulations – one simulating a structural collapse and another simulating a school shooting.
A number of emergency medicine physicians from OhioHealth, members of Summa Health System – Akron campus simulation team, and representatives from local agencies engaged in emergency response spent the day on site at the Heritage College, Dublin, to conduct the training.
The hope with the program is to show the innovative disaster preparedness training these future health care leaders are receiving through the collaboration between first responders, OhioHealth and the Heritage College.