South Dakota University Students Learn Disaster Response at USD
The day is a collaborative effort among the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH), the USD Sanford School of Medicine, USD School of Health Sciences, South Dakota State University, the NDLS Training Center for Upper Midwest and Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center to bring this training to students. Funding is provided by the South Dakota DOH through a federal Health and Human Services grant.
In addition to the Core Disaster Life Support instruction, students will receive hands-on training in anaphylaxis, immunizations, points of dispensing, pysch first aid, triage and mass casualty response. New to Disaster Training Day this year are “MACKS” – the State of South Dakota’s mobile autopsy suite and emergency medicine for children.
MACKS is designed to allow for two pathology teams to conduct operations at the same time. The 35-foot long trailer enables post-mortem activities to take place inside an enclosed mobile unit. Photography, dental X-ray, fingerprinting, DNA collection, full autopsy and embalming are possible. The mobile morgue expedites the identification process and coordination with families.
Health professions students representing 11 disciplines from SDSU, USD, Mount Marty College, and the University of Sioux Falls are attending the training. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up with SERV-SD, which is the Statewide Emergency Registry of Volunteers operating under the South Dakota DOH. SERV-SD coordinates the pre-registration of medical and health care professionals who may be willing to volunteer in the event of an emergency. The goal is to register qualified individuals, verify their respective credentials, and provide education and training in the area of disaster response.
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