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Your instructor has been asked by the county emergency services to find volunteers for their next county-wide disaster drill. You are intrigued and your entire class has chosen to participate. On the day of the county-wide drill, your class is divided into groups and taken to different locations. All of your classmates are “victims” of a 9.0 earthquake close to your home. You are either dead or have simple to complex injuries. The organizers have provided food for a midmorning snack and a box lunch. At the end of the drill, you are bussed back to your departure point. All of your classmates are returning at different times. The drill was on a Friday, so you have not seen any of your classmates for feedback before the weekend.

On Monday, as the class is about to begin, students are exchanging stories and everyone seems to be saying the same thing. Although everyone enjoyed the drill, they felt that the hospital participants were very disorganized. Personnel did not know procedures or where to access equipment. In some places, even though the learners had minor wounds, major wounds, or were tagged as dead, they were asked to help out the staff.

  1. What could be two plausible reasons why this disaster drill was so disorganized?
  2. If you are working in a health care facility when there is a disaster, what will you do?stay or leave to get to your family?
  3. How often should personnel practice disaster drills? What are some other recommendations?