Skip to content
A.T. Still University
Prospective Students
Current Students
Alumni
Schools
Faculty
Partners
Public
Diversity
Connect




iConnect News
ATSU Headlines
Arizona Campus Missouri Campus ASDOH ASHS KCOM SOMA Awards Community Health Centers Graduations Grants

Students
Student Headlines AZ Student Affairs MO Student Affairs ATSU Portal Login

Alumni
Alumni Headlines Classnotes In Memoriam Continuing Education

Faculty & Staff
Faculty/Staff Headlines Research & Publications ATSU Portal Login

Newsletters
iConnect Newsletter Grants & You Newsletter Athletic Training Alumni Newsletter Still Partner Newsletter Still- Well Being Newsletter Healthy Investments ATSU Research
A.T. Still Library Newsletter
Still Magazine
Current Issue
Past Issues
Headlines
Classnotes
Donor Recognition
Features
Hot Sheet
In Memoriam
Letters
Profiles
The Last Word
Web Exclusives
President’s Desk
Research News
Spark magazine 2017-18
Spark magazine 2019-20
Winter 2020
Supplement 2019
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Winter 2019
Supplement 2018
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
Spring 2018
Winter 2018
Supplement 2017
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2017
Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

iConnect News


ATSU-SOMA students experience success with mass-casualty simulation

February 24, 2020
Posted In: Arizona Campus, ATSU News, Events, Faculty & Staff Headlines, SOMA, Student Headlines

A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) hosted a mass-casualty simulation on Wednesday, Feb. 19. ATSU-SOMA students recently completed Stop the Bleed training provided by Major Michael Hay, U.S. Army combat medic and civilian paramedic.

On simulation day, ATSU-SOMA students were thrown into an unknown emergency situation. When they approached the scene, victims were in various states of peril across a grassy field, some more critical than others. Students jumped into action to triage injuries and determine the most appropriate course of action to “stop the bleed” until emergency services arrived. ATSU’s Interprofessional and Culturally Proficient Standardized Patient Experience Center provided approximately 80 patient-actors to portray the injured during the 15-minute simulation.

ATSU-SOMA students were supported by the U.S. Army and Mesa Fire Department, who provided feedback and guidance when needed. Following the simulation’s conclusion, students and faculty gathered to debrief and discuss what it felt like to be thrown into a mass-casualty incident.

ATSU-SOMA students receiving guidance from Mesa Fire Department

Students discussed how different it was from simply taking a multiple-choice test to prove their understanding of newly acquired skills. This simulation provided students with an opportunity to practice their situational awareness and adjust clinically to the needs of their patients.

Stop the Bleed training is a national awareness campaign that encourages bystanders of any sort of emergency to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

ATSU-SOMA students determining needs of patients during simulation.

Comments are closed.

« »