Wednesday, October 6, 2010

National Capital Region Exercise

The National Capital Region (NCR) received funding to expand their capacity to care for critically injured patients across their 28 hospitals in the event of a traumatic disaster scenario. To validate this enhanced capability, the NCR is participating in a full scale exercise, which will test the hospitals within the Region.

Volunteers are needed to play as victims in the exercise. Mock victims will be asked to act out as if they were injured, and may be applied with moulage (application of mock injuries using make-up and latex). Victims will be provided information regarding their ailments, so that the response demanded of the exercise participants can be more realistic.

Exercise Dates:
October 13 & 14, 2010

Participation: Volunteers will be asked to participate as mock victims for a full scale emergency exercise. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in one OR both days of this exercise. Volunteers will be triaged and transported to an area hospital and subsequently transported back to the volunteer staging area. Before the event, you will be given a complete orientation to the incident site, the type of injury or symptoms you should simulate and what actions are expected of you.

Volunteer at

Melissa Kim
CHHS Volunteer Coordinator