Gateway Technical College will hold its annual simulated disaster training event March 11 at the Inspire Center and nearby parking lot on its Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave.
Students will take part in a pre-briefing from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the simulated disaster happening 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The interprofessional simulation day, branded as Red Hawk Rescue, brings together students from four programs to use the skills they’ve gained in their coursework in a simulated emergency situation: Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technology and EMS/Paramedic programs.
The simulated crisis scenario – with Gateway students playing roles as patients – will be a blast from a gas pipe leaking into the Inspire Center. Students will triage care, practice how they would communicate with other emergency service personnel and make sure patient safety remains a priority through the transfer of care.