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Welcome to the Center for Clinical Simulation & Competency!

Emergency services
City and County Emergency Services responding to the TSU Code Purple
Nurses Treat Patients in Critical Condition
Patient with a head wound being transported to triageAir Evac can be critical to saving a persons life
Nursing students transporting a critical patient to the Air Evac teamNursing Students Prebriefing
Nursing students assembled to receive report

Emergency services

City and County Emergency Services responding to the TSU Code Purple

Nurses Treat Patients in Critical Condition

Patient with a head wound being transported to triage

Air Evac can be critical to saving a persons life

Nursing students transporting a critical patient to the Air Evac team

Nursing Students Prebriefing

Nursing students assembled to receive report

Mission

Disasters, whether manmade or natural, may occur in any location or at any time. Community disaster preparedness is critical to reducing loss of life and property. Nurses are key to preparedness and rapid response during disasters. Baccalaureate prepared nurses must have the assessment skills necessary to triage and provide immediate care to victims and the ability to function as part of a team during a disaster. As an organization tightly integrated with the surrounding community, the Tarleton State University (TSU) Department of Nursing wanted determine its ability to provide rapid response and render quality, acute healthcare to its neighbors during a natural disaster. On October 19, 2014 The TSU Department of Nursing hosted a Mass Casualty Simulation exercise with the Stephenville community.= In conjunction with 9 Community Partners and 14 TSU Departments, the Department of Nursing simulated the events 15 minutes after a tornadic event that impacted the community and TSU campus. Over a 3 hour period, approximately 130 patients were triaged and cared for. This event was a great success as well as a valuable learning experience for our community and TSU partners and especially the TSU nursing students.