Disaster Simulation Exercise to Be Held at Kent Campus, Nov. 15 and 17

Kent State University’s College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will stage a disaster simulation exercise on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

The Point of Dispensing Exercise will involve a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site. Volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps and Kent State faculty, staff and students will participate as victims going through the triage and treatment stations during the simulation exercise.

The mock exercise allows the Portage County Health Department and the EMA to test the effectiveness of Portage County’s disaster plan. The event also offers training for Kent State community health nursing students.

For more information about the exercise, contact Mariah Gibbons at mgibbon2@kent.edu.