Wednesday, Oct. 20 was an exciting day on the Germantown campus. Professor Pat Keene and members of the Germantown undergraduate nursing faculty conducted a simulation scenario titled, Traumatic Death: An Emergency Department Simulation. This scenario was unique and special because representatives from two important community organizations participated, Hospital Wing and the Mid-South Foundation for Organ Donation.
Early that morning, students and others gathered outside to observe the Hospital Wing helicopter, piloted by Curt Wren, land on the Germantown campus front lawn. Flight nurse, Jan Weatherred, RN, BSN and flight paramedic, Jeremy Cifaldi quickly delivered a young accident victim (simulator) to the Emergency Department nursing staff of fictitious Union University Hospital. The scenario was furthered enhanced by Brent Manseau, RN, BSN, who participated throughout the scenario in his real-life advocacy role for the Mid-South Organ Donation Foundation.