Feb 20, 2015

Students Participate in Disaster Life Support Training

Osteopathic medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) recently practiced how they would care for people injured in various types of disasters. All second-year medical students participated in the five-day course, Feb. 17-21, which was organized by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation.

Training included classroom lectures, as well as five disaster simulations designed to provide hands-on learning experiences similar to what might happen in real-world scenarios. Simulations included sounds of gunfire, explosions and use of one of KCU’s cut suits. Students learned what they should do in mass-casualty situations, how to use personal protective equipment, how to decontaminate victims and other first responders, and tactics for dealing with the unexpected. Watch video of the exercises taken by The Kansas City Star.