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September 14, 2012


Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

For Immediate Release


(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Chaffey College Associate Degree Nursing students will be participating in a disaster simulation Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m.  The disaster simulation will take place on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus in room HS130.

Students in NURADN-44 class (last semester of the associate degree nursing program) will be participating in the simulation.  Students in the third semester have volunteered their time to act as the “casualties.”  

The nursing faculty and students designed the simulation to be as realistic as possible.  Meaning, that the environment is created to look, sound, smell, and feel like a real disaster.  The facility will be transformed and the third semester students will act as they would if they were victims of a major disaster.  They will use make-up to simulate blood, use props to show fallen debris, and will act as if they have been injured. 

The fourth semester students have been trained to respond accordingly in these types of situations.  Their role is to assess the victims and to administer aid if necessary. The nursing faculty included this exercise into their curriculum due to the number of disasters that have taken place in recent years.  The responses from nursing graduates who have participated in the exercise have been positive.  They overwhelmingly stated that it was beneficial and educational and recommended that it remain in the curriculum. 

The media is invited to observe the simulation disaster training.  Those interested should contact Sue Herman, professor of associate degree nursing, at (909) 652-6686 or email for more information.

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