Implementing a Multidisciplinary Disaster Simulation for Undergraduate Nursing Students
Hutchinson, S., Haynes, S., Parker, P., et al. (2011). Implementing a Multidisciplinary Disaster Simulation for Undergraduate Nursing Students. Nursing Education Perspectives. 32(4):240-3.
Nursing students in three levels of their undergraduate program received didactic preparation in disaster preparedness and were assigned to five different simulation response teams. The course was determined to be effective at increasing disaster medicine knowledge: 5 of the 8 nursing students assigned to the disaster site correctly triaged 81.2% of the victims; all 8 nursing students assigned to the emergency department correctly reassessed the victims.