A simulation exercise is conducted in the ambulance bay adjoining the JGH Emergency Department (ED). Residents in emergency medicine play the ED’s medical staff (in hazmat suits), while medical students portray the victims of a toxic chemical spill. To remove the noxious substance to which he has been exposed, a mock patient washes himself in the inflatable shower tent (centre), while his child (a doll, right of centre) is entrusted to medical personnel. Meanwhile, a mock patient in a wheelchair (left) is washed by medical staff using hand-held shower nozzles. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
July 2024Spotlight feature

Simulation exercise offers vital training in coping with effects of toxic chemical spill

Emergency medicine residents in a simulation exercise experience the real-world pressure of assisting the victims of a toxic chemical spill.