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Posted: July 14, 2014

MMU Elk Valley visit a hit

MMUB.C.’s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) was an absolute hit during the training visit at the Elk Valley Hospital June 23 and 24.

The MMU staff provided outstanding support and direction during the mock disaster training sessions held on June 24.  Community participants from RCMP; Fire Departments; Search and Rescue; BC Ambulance; Interior Health staff, nurses, administrators, High Acuity Response Team (HART) and volunteers participated in a number of disaster scenarios in order for our community to better respond to any potential dangerous and life threatening situations.  This opportunity enabled us all to practice as a team and build better work relationships with all of our partners.

MMU 2The teams were able to practice operating an incident command center, motor vehicle accident patient extraction, triage of mass casualties from a mock industrial accident with chemical spill, and management of patients with hypothermia.

Professional speakers were also on hand to provide the latest medical treatment information on hypothermia and professionalism in the workplace.

MMU4The level of participation and engagement from our first responders, volunteers and IH staff was fantastic and I can’t thank everyone enough for participating.  A special thank you goes out to Tim Hortons in Fernie for providing much needed coffee and goodies for both days.

Shirley Mercier,

Elk Valley Hospital,

Acute Care Director

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