LEWISTON, Idaho – A Life Flight medical helicopter is scheduled to participate in a disaster simulation drill put on by the Lewis-Clark State College Nursing and Health Sciences Division on Monday, April 13, from 1-3 p.m. on the LCSC Administration Building lawn, just east of the Library.
The Life Flight helicopter is expected to touch down at 2 p.m., and after a demonstration of the equipment on board is given to students, the helicopter will then simulate the transporting of a “patient” as it heads back to Life Flight headquarters.
The semiannual drill, which has occurred once per semester for the past 16 years, is part of LCSC’s Community Health Nursing course taught by Dr. Tracy Flynn and Susie Blunt, professors of nursing at Lewis-Clark State.
“It’s meant to prepare students to respond to any disasters that may occur in the region and it’s a terrific experience for the students,” said Flynn. “They generally enjoy the drill and it gives them a good idea of what to expect in a mass casualty situation.”
The Lewiston Fire Department will manage the landing zone area and Campus Security will be on hand to assist as well.
“They’ve been so generous with their time over the years,” Flynn said of Lewiston Fire Department personnel, “and we’re also very fortunate to have [LCSC Associate Professor of Nursing] Ella-Mae Keatts as a flight nurse with Life Flight.”
For more information call 208-792-2299 or email [email protected].