Nursing School and Alabama Public Health to demonstrate emergency preparedness station Oct. 5

AUBURN – The Auburn University School of Nursing, in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness, will host an emergency preparedness medical station unit Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the corner of South Donahue and War Eagle Way.

Featuring a mobile medical station and an interoperable communication vehicle capable of connecting communications systems worldwide, the demonstration will showcase disaster response capabilities and technology used by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The Medical Station has a maximum capacity of 50 patients in folding hospital beds and is designed to be self-sufficient for up to seven days. The Communications Truck is designed and built to give local first responders and emergency managers unprecedented connectivity and interoperability from remote and on-site emergency and disaster scenes.

Senior nursing students enrolled in the School of Nursing’s population health course will use this opportunity to explore the Alabama Department of Public Health emergency preparedness response capabilities.

Andy Mullins, of the Alabama Department of Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness, will be speaking to the nursing students from 8:30 to noon in Miller Hall, and then will be on site at the emergency preparedness demonstration unit.

Contact: Constance Hendricks, (334) 844-6749 (csh0006@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)