Health Professions students participate in UC Davis ebola disaster drill

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Students from Health Professions High School recently participated in UC Davis Medical Center’s annual disaster drill, which was focused on Ebola virus preparedness.

Students portrayed patients and were given a patient profile tag with their symptoms and background stories. Some students were assigned to play patients who worried about Ebola because they had recently traveled out of the country.

One student, who was placed in isolation, portrayed a patient diagnosed with Ebola.

The students were divided into groups depending on whether they had a fever.Then they were triaged outside of the emergency room by doctors and medical students.

After the event, the students were invited to attend the staff “hot wash” to hear medical professionals evaluate their responses and discuss lessons learned. Several students wrote in their reflections that this experience made them want to go into the medical field even more!