NHCP Conducts Mass Casualty Drill[MIGRATE]
By NHCP Public Affairs
| July 23, 2013
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton conducted an active shooter and mass casualty drill to test the disaster response capabilities of the hospital’s staff July 18.
The scenario was based on an active shooter incident at the hospital’s Mental Health Clinic (simulated in building H-103) and how responders dealt with the threat, mass casualty patient transportation and tracking, Emergency Room triage and treatment and the Hospital Command Center’s coordination efforts and oversight.
“These types of drills elevate the readiness level of the hospital staff,” said Mr. Leonard Kiolbasa, the hospital’s Emergency Manager. “We conduct two drills a year to keep everyone as prepared as possible.”
The exercise included staff from Emergency Management, Emergency Medicine Department, Pediatrics and Family Practice Clinics, Inpatient Services, the command Quarterdeck, Patient Administration, Information Management Department, Education and Training Department, Safety Department, Security Department and Human Resources.