Hazmat training focuses on emergency response

first_imgLatest Stories Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 2, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Ventress said while the hospital hasn’t had to deal with issues of contamination, being prepared is critical. “There are some industries in town who work with serious chemicals and all kinds of stuff goes up and down U.S. 231,” she said. “If we had a wreck, a gas leak, a chlorine spill … our staff needs to be trained in how to respond.”During the training, a staff volunteer played the role of a patient, undergoing the decontamination process for participants to watch.“Basically, you have to remove a patient’s clothing and give them a quick bath with water and a certain kind of soap before they can brought into the emergency room,” Ventress said. The process includes setting up a makeshift wash station, using ladders and tarps. Book Nook to reopen Hazmat training focuses on emergency response By The Penny Hoarder Print Article “I’m so impressed with our fire department,” Ventress said. “They knew their stuff backwards and forwards and worked well with us. It’s good to know these guys ar going to be there if the city needs them.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Learning how to process and decontaminate accident victims was the focus of a “hazmat” training session this week at Troy Regional Medical Center.The training, held in conjunction with the Troy Fire Department, was designed to give hospital staff experience in proper handling of patients who may have come in contact with dangerous chemicals or materials.“That patient doesn’t need to be brought into an environment where there are other patients or people he could come in contact with, such as the staff,” said Jennifer Ventress, chief nursing officer for the hospital. “The Troy Fire Department is well-trained on this and they worked with our staff to reinforce how we would handle patients.” Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “Many of the industries in town have their own teams trained to do this, and the Troy Fire Department is well-trained in how to do this,” she said. “Usually, the decontamination would take place at the scene, but we need to know what to do here in case a patient is transported by private vehicle to the hospital.”Ventress said the training program was successful. You Might Like TCS to dip into reserves to offset expenses The proposed 2012 budget for the Troy City Schools pulls some $2.6 million from reserves to offset expenses and efforts… read morelast_img

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