UHS Chenango Memorial decontamination team attend homeland security training

NORWICH Ė UHS Chenango Memorial Hospitalís Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Lynn Drake, RN, and nursing staff member, Cindie Palmer, HCA, both members of the hospitalís decontamination team are being recognized for completing a week long Department of Homeland Security emergency preparedness training course.

The course they completed, the Hospital Emergency Response Training (HERT) for Mass Casualties, is available to healthcare professionals and first responders nationally, and was offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Alabama.

The programís main focus was to help prepare both Lynn and Cindie to provide safe and effective emergency medical response to victims during a mass casualty or decontamination event, while also protecting the hospital and staff from becoming contaminated themselves during such an event.

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