LEWISTON, Idaho – A Life Flight medical helicopter is scheduled to participate in a disaster drill put on by the LCSC Nursing and Health Sciences Division on Monday, April 21 on the lawn just east of the LCSC library. The drill begins at 1 p.m. and the Life Flight helicopter is scheduled to arrive between 1:15 – 1:30 p.m. The Lewiston Fire Department is managing the landing zone area and LCSC Campus Security will be on hand to assist.
The campus community is being notified and Nursing students are going door to door contacting residents adjacent to the area to ensure that they are not alarmed by the arrival of the helicopter.
The drill is part of a Community Health Practicum course, where students learn to focus on the needs and health of a community or group.
“My 32 students have been preparing for the experience by studying disaster preparedness response via Homeland Security online modules, tabletop exercises, and the Medical Reserve Corps training exercises,” said Dr. Tracy Flynn, LCSC Professor of Nursing. “We're looking forward to this culminating experience, which will involve the simulation of an on-campus laboratory explosion, triage of victims, and transport to area healthcare facilities.”
For more information please contact Dr. Flynn at 208.792.2299 or [email protected].