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UW Nursing School adopts disaster management leadership training

On an increasingly volatile world stage, health care professionals need to prepare themselves and patients for chemical, natural and man-made disasters as well as global pandemics.

In response to the need for such training, the University of Wyoming's Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has adopted disaster management leadership training that allows students to experience and respond to staged events – including treating a burn victim; a person needing to be evacuated from a disaster area, such as an earthquake; and an individual needing decontamination because of radiation exposure.

As part...