UMCE students learn from disaster simulation

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Nursing students at the University of Moncton, Edmundston Campus (UMCE) had the opportunity to hone their emergency nursing management training in the simulation of a disaster organized on Friday, Jan. 25.

For the occasion, second-year students in the correctional technology program at CCNB, Edmundston campus, willingly agreed to participate in the exercise by playing the roles of injured and first responders. This partnership has created an environment conducive to learning that is closer to reality with respect to the speed and efficiency of the evacuation of the wounded, sorting and classification of these, and the administration of emergency nursing.

During this exercise, students of both institutions were able to practice some concepts learned during their training, emergency situation responses and intersectoral collaboration during the evacuation of the wounded. For students of nursing science sector, it was also an opportunity to look back on nursing administered at different age groups and various types of clients, whether in pediatrics, mental health, maternity, care of the adult and the elderly.

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