Van Wert High School BioMed seniors and CEO students participated in a mock disaster drill day at Van Wert Health on Wednesday, October 24th. The drill simulated how the hospital would respond with a county-wide influx of patients with influenza. The 14 senior students were given a variety of scenarios to role play and hospital employees deployed an action plan to care for the influx of patients. Van Wert Health worked in conjunction with the students to provide “real life” cases in an effort to better prepare for unique situations should the need arise.
In addition to identifying and treating the patients in the ER, Van Wert Health formed a team in a command center. In all, approximately 20 representatives from Van Wert Health and 14 Van Wert High School seniors participated in the drill. A special thanks goes out to Paula Stabler and Kerry Koontz in helping organize the event.