Training For A Disaster at Renown Regional Medical Center Thursday
Michael WolfeChannel 2 News
Renown Regional Medical Center and several other agencies came together on Thursday to simulate a disaster, so they can get the training they need, just in case.
The scenario involved a car carrying radioactive material. So, they practiced putting mock patients through decontamination chambers for safe treatment.
Emergency physicians say they do these drills regularly to help improve cooperation and communication in times of crisis.
They say it was particularly helpful during September's Reno Air Race Crash.
"As a result of that training and the previous disasters drills that we've performed episodically through the years, we were able to handle 50 rigs in 50 minutes," said Dr. Bret Frey, an emergency physician. "Which I think by any community standards, is quite incredible."
After each drill, they go through a debriefing process to find out how they can improve the next time.
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