KMCH College of Nursing conducted a workshop

KMCH College of Nursing has conducted a three-day workshop on “Disaster Management with Mock Drill” for B.Sc (N) IIIyr, P.B.B.Sc (N) & M.Sc (N) students. The course aims to train nursing students to be prepared to handle the disaster at various levels. The inaugural session was presided over by Prof. Dr.Madhavi. S, Principal, KMCH College of Nursing welcomed the gathering.

The first-day session was begun by Dr. Dhilipan, HOD, Emergency Medicine, KMCH, who shared his valuable knowledge in explaining the importance of disaster management and the role of the health care personnel especially the nurses at every level. Followed by Types & levels of disaster, Disaster cycle, Field triage & Transportation of victims & extrication. The afternoon session started with 5 stations Hands-on training in triaging, transportation of patients, splinting, airway management, BLS, and ATLS was provided to the students by Dr. Dhilipan, HOD, Emergency Medicine, KMCH & team.

The second-day session started with ER preparedness & management, Community preparedness for disaster, mitigation, response & rehabilitation, Capacity development, and Natural & man-made disaster management.

The day 3 sessions included Fire management & extrication, Ethical & medico-legal issues of disaster, Management of polytrauma, and pre-hospital trauma care.

Pre and Post-tests were also done by using Google form and was very good enhancement of knowledge was noticed in the post-test. Around 200 students were benefitted from the workshop. The program ended with a vote of thanks. Overall, it was a memorable day where students’ feedback also was taken on the spot and they were very happy and ready to learn more about disaster and its management.