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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES Over 400 students and agencies participated in Piedmont's annual Disaster Drill. The 2019 theme was 'Fire'.

"If there was a real disaster, this gives our student nurses of all backgrounds the opportunity to be called upon to provide basic first aid and work beyond the capability of their training with professionals in their industryā€¯

-Karen Greilich, Assistant Professor of Nursing

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

100 - SENIOR NURSING STUDENTS (RESPONDERS)

100 - JUNIOR NURSING STUDENTS (VICTIMS)

10 - EMERGENCY AGENCIES PARTICIPATING

400+ - STUDENTS & VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATING

The R.H. Daniel School of Nursing & Health Sciences along with area emergency agencies held the Disaster Drill on Wednesday, March 27 at Piedmont College.

The 2019 Disaster Drill Theme - FIRE!

OFFICIAL VIDEO

Simulated smoke billowed from the Swanson Center. The Piedmont Theatre Department created a believable disaster, complete with realistic makeup and pyrotechnics.

Around 100 senior nursing students exercised their academic skills as first responders, emergency medical coordinators and field trauma specialists to a variety of medical emergencies and injuries.

"A lot of it was the interdisciplinary communication that they had not experienced before and found that a very valuable learning experience."

-Greilich

AGENCIES INVOLVED

  • DEMOREST & CORNELIA POLICE & FIRE DEPT
  • HABERSHAM CO MEDICAL CENTER & EMS
  • HABERSHAM CO FIRE DEPT
  • SHERRIFF'S OFFICE
  • 911/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
  • GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
  • HOMELAND SECURITY
  • HABERSHAM SEARCH & RESCUE
  • DISTRICT 2 PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

A HELICOPTER, DRONE & RESCUE DOGS ALSO PARTICIPATED

Credits:

Video & Media by Brian Carter / Photos by Kasey Brookshire / Story by John Roberts & Adam Martin

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