UT Nursing students practice worst case scenarios in disaster drill

Students tend to an "injury" during a disaster drill at UT (KXAN Photo)
Students tend to an "injury" during a disaster drill at UT (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas at Austin Nursing School is trying to help students know what to do if they ever face a large disaster like an earthquake.

They hosted a mock disaster drill, pretending to treat victims after a tornado hit a large football stadium. Nursing students provided first aid.

Social work students helped panicking victims and bystanders. They say it’s important training to maybe one day save your life.

Taylor Critendon said, “You want to know that they know what they’re doing and I think it is good too, if you’re observing this. I hope it instills a sense of trust in the people who are going to be caring for your health in the future.”

The school says historic, widespread flooding in Baton Rouge earlier this year proved training helps saves lives.

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