Kelsie Carpenter, School of Nursing Student
Ashley Kwartler, School of Nursing Student
Kaitlyn McMahon, School of Nursing Student
Shelley Smith, MEd
Disaster Day is a student-led exercise designed to recreate an emergency scenario where students and members of the community act as first responders and patients. This simulation aims to prepare health care students for catastrophic events, allows them to practice skills they are learning in class and fosters interprofessional teamwork. This program, in conjunction with the Galveston County Community Emergency Response Team, teaches students to successfully manage disasters while preparing them to act as a community resource. President's Cabinet funds will be used to purchase simulation and casting/molding supplies and related equipment for a two-year period.