HCC to hold emergency assessment scenario on April 29

(April 12, 2017)— Hagerstown Community College will conduct its annual Critical Response Emergency Assessment Scenario (CREAS) training event on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 9 a.m., on HCC’s main campus. The event is closed to the public, but the community should be aware that multiple area emergency response vehicles will be on campus as part of the training.

CREAS is an interdisciplinary assessment activity intended for students who are nearing program completion and are ready to graduate. During this mock training scenario, students from HCC’s nursing, paramedic emergency services, medical imaging, dental assisting, dental hygiene, medical assisting, administration of justice, and theater will work together to practice the skills they’ve learned to simulate a variety of incidents similar to what they would normally encounter in the field.

Nursing and health sciences students will set up an urgent care, a mock emergency room, and a trauma unit through which they will treat students and staff posing as patients.

HCC faculty will oversee all portions of the event. For more information about CREAS, contact Gina Yurek at rlyurek@hagerstowncc.edu or Bev Witmer at bdwitmer@hagerstowncc.edu.