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Keywords

disaster preparedness, emergencies, interprofessional disaster simulation, mass casualty incidents, nursing students, simulation

 

Authors

  1. Strout, Kelley PhD, RN
  2. Saber, Deborah A. PhD, RN, CCRN-K
  3. Caruso, Lisa Swanson DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
  4. Ingwell-Spolan, Charlene PhD, RN
  5. Koplovsky, Aiden
  6. Caron, Erica M. RN, BSN
  7. Federico, Jennifer
  8. Hulst, Colin
  9. Etro, Isabella

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.