Xavier University and Norwood Fire Department stage mock health scenario on Xavier"s campus

April 24, 2013

Xavier University departments are collaborating with the Norwood Fire Department in a mock scenario to train and educate students and providers to better communicate and cooperate in a crisis. The resulting reduction in errors means better care. It will be April 24 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm

At the mock scenario, Xavier healthcare students will partner with the Norwood Fire Department to demonstrate an interprofessional model which is part of a Health & Human Services grant received by Xavier. A portable human patient simulator (Laerdal 3G Simulation Unit picture above) will simulate a fan in crisis during a Cintas Center event where multiple healthcare disciplines will render and transfer care.

What: Mock Scenario – injured fan in Cintas Center arena

• Begins on the upper level, Cintas Center Arena (East side).
• An “injured fan” will be taken from there to a Norwood ambulance at the Cintas loading dock.
• From there it will be transported to the hospital (actually Xavier’s Cohen Center). The students will render care in the arena, en route to the ambulance and in the Cohen simulation lab.

Xavier Department of Nursing - Michelle Eckert, Lisa Niehaus and students
Xavier Department of Social Work - Jaylene Schaefer and students
Norwood Fire Department – Captain Ron Wallace
Xavier Department of Athletic Training - Mike Mulcahey and students
TriHealth Emergency Room Physician

This is a part of a three-year, $827,000 Health and Human Services grant Xavier received to support the use of technology to enhance collaboration among health professions. It is presenting this cutting edge approach at conferences and reporting to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The focus is on streamlining and enhancing care given by all the professionals.