ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at
Arlington’s College of Nursing will stage a disaster preparedness demonstration
for its students from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, at the Campus Recreation Fields
Complex, near Fielder Road and Mitchell Street.
Planned participants in the
event include UT Arlington Police, Arlington Medical Response, Arlington Police
Department, Arlington Fire Department and PHI Helicopter. About 100 nursing
students are scheduled to view equipment and procedures that would be used by
the various agencies on the scene of a disaster.
A helicopter landing is planned
as part of the event. A decontamination tent provided by a local hospital also
will be set up on the parking lot. Two simulated patients or manikins will be
provided by the UT Arlington Smart Hospital.
The site is just east of
Arlington’s Swift Elementary School, 1101 S. Fielder Road.
More than 100 senior nursing
students as well as RN-to-BSN program students are enrolled in a UT Arlington
community health course this semester as required for their Bachelor’s of
Science in Nursing degree. Friday’s demonstration is designed to show them how
health care providers and other emergency services professionals work together
during a disaster to protect the community.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.