ESU nursing department provides emergency response training

East Stroudsburg University Nursing Department hosted a training session on Thursday for patient triage, decontamination, treatment and transportation during CBRNE emergencies.

Trained professionals ran the course for 85 students, faculty, health care providers, public health professionals, police and first responders. State-of-the-art adult and pediatric human patient simulators were used to train on RAPID-Care concepts and encourage critical thinking under stress.

The course included class discussions, small group exercises, hands-on activities and task-oriented, practical applications. At the end of the course, students were able to complete triage, mass decontamination, treatment and stabilization tasks while ensuring their own safety and preventing cross contamination.

The course was offered at ESU in Pennsylvania through Texas Engineering Extension Services in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security.

ESU was founded in 1893, and is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The nursing department is part of the College of Health Sciences at ESU, which strives to prepare students for diverse local, national and international communities, according to the university's website.

Texas Engineering Extension Services is offered through Texas A&M, and is recognized internationally as a leader in emergency response, homeland security and workforce training. TEEX has served more than 169,000 people from the United States and 79 countries.