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ATSU students in Kirksville, Missouri, receive emergency medical training in disaster simulation

A.T. Still University (ATSU) students in Kirksville, Missouri, took part in a Mass Casualty Incident training event, featuring numerous partnerships with local first responders.

The event, part of the University’s Advanced Disaster Life Support course, featured Kirksville Police and Fire departments, Adair County Ambulance District, Northeast Regional Medical Center, University of Missouri Health Care Air Medical Service, and ATSU Campus Safety.

Students learned about the various services and strategies provided and utilized by the various entities in emergency situations, and received hands-on training in several different emergency medicine techniques one would use in the field during an actual disaster. The day concluded with students partaking in an actual disaster simulation, in which individuals portrayed patients with various injuries, while students worked with emergency responders to administer care.


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