PNWU Health Sciences hosts Mass Casualty Incident training event
YAKIMA, Wash. — On Saturday, April 22, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences hosted a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) training event. PNWU medical students, a local ambulance company, the East Valley Fire Department (EVFD) and Airlift Northwest all participated in the training.
The exercise, which simulated and tested the responses of those involved in a mass causality explosion-scenario, took place primarily on the back lawn of the PNWU campus. Two ambulances and crews were called on to respond from the EVFD, simulating a true response to the incident.
One crew was tasked with assisting PNWU medical students in triaging and treating “victims” while the second worked to transport “victims” to the university’s SIM Lab, where an in-hospital-situation simulation was conducted.
The event was organized by current outgoing PNWU Emergency Medicine Club President AJ Lakey.