Mass casualty drill to be held at Kennesaw State University

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 14‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University’s WellStar School of Nursing is…

Georgia (Aug 14, 2006) — Mass casualty drill to be held at Kennesaw State University

Stacey Moore

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 14‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University’s WellStar School of Nursing is collaborating with United States Navy Reserve medical personnel from Operational Hospital Support Unit at Jacksonville to offer three days of basic and advanced disaster life support classes Aug. 18−20. On the last day of the class‚ a mass casualty drill will be held on the Pilcher Green‚ adjacent to the new Social Sciences Building‚ from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The final course will involve simulated all−hazards scenarios‚ interactive sessions and drills with mannequins and volunteer patients in order to gain a true−to−life‚ practical experience in treatment and response. In addition‚ students will be trained in mass casualty decontamination‚ how to use protective equipment and other essential skills.

The classes are free and open to the public. For additional information‚ contact Anne White at (678) 907−4489 or awhite@kennesaw.edu.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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