Jan 4, 2017
Partners in Preparation

Photo by Eric T. Gunther Via Wikimedia

Learning from others is an important part of collaboration. And it was a valuable byproduct of a recent emergency situation training simulation partnering athletic training students and nursing students at Sam Houston State University.

The training took place at a SHSU’s Gibbs Ranch, which acts as a learning environment for students in agricultural sciences. During the session, five emergency situations were simulated, allowing a range of scenarios to be introduced. These included heat illnesses at a marathon, a severe head injury from a bicycle crash where the bicyclist wasn’t wearing a helmet, a bull that had gotten loose at a rodeo, a rodeo competitor who had gotten thrown from a bull, and the aftermath of a tornado.

“We were expected to prioritize, delegate, and implement safety at each scenario,” Aimee Shearn, SHSU nursing student, told Today@Sam, a SHSU news website. I learned that collaboration and communication is the key in a disaster situation. The team has to communicate and work together to have the best possible outcome.””

During the training

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