Photo of the Week: Disaster Day is a mass education event

Students and others get a chance to learn critical disaster response skills at Texas A&M

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By EMS1 Staff

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University hosted its annual Disaster Day simulation on March 3.

More than 700 students, over 85 faculty and staff members, and numerous emergency response professionals participated in the disaster simulation at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Disaster City. Students from Texas A&M schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health, as well as athletic training, psychology and veterinary medicine students and the Corps of Cadets participated, according to a news release.

The event was established in 2008 by the university’s school of nursing.

“This year marks a milestone in the history of this event. As we celebrate 15 years, we have elevated our efforts to further enrich the student experience, which will ultimately serve patients across the state of Texas,” stated Christine Kaunas, MPH, executive director for Interprofessional Education & Research at Texas A&M Health. “Not only are students practicing collaboratively to improve patient outcomes and learning critical disaster response skills, but they are doing so while faced with a high level of fidelity to a real event.”

Photo/Texas A&M University


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