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Bachelor of Science nursing students busy with mock mass casualty simulation; latest Fire Services certificate graduating class

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Nurses looking after patients in a mock hospital ward.

A recently held mock mass casualty simulation had Bachelor of Science in Nursing Year 3 students busy taking care of patients. — Photo courtesy College of the Rockies

On Monday, March 18, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Year 3 students at College of the Rockies took part in a mock mass casualty simulation. The simulation saw BC Ambulance paramedics, the Cranbrook Fire Department, Dr. MJ Throne, emergency physician with Interior Health and Year 3 BSN students responding to a mock disaster situation. The simulation provided an exceptional hands-on learning opportunity for the students, better preparing them to respond to potential mass casualty events they may encounter in their future nursing careers.

A nurse taking a patient's blood pressure.

A College of the Rockies nursing student checks on a patient's blood pressure. — Photo courtesy College of the Rockies

A triage leader checking on a patient laying on the ground.

A mock Triage leader checks on a downed patient. — Photo courtesy College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies’ Kimberley campus celebrated their latest Fire Services certificate graduating class on Friday, February 22 at the Kimberley Conference Centre. The graduates of the 23-week program are now prepared for entry-level positions in municipal firefighting; in emergency response positions in the forestry, oil and gas, or mining industries; or as medical first-responders. 

Graduates of the Fire Services course in Kimberley.

Graduates at the Fire Services ceremony are joined by Columbia River- Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok (standing, far left); Jack Paterson, program coordinator & instructor (standing, second from left); Rick Prasad, Fire Chief, Kimberley Fire Department (standing, second from right) and Jack Moes, College of the Rockies Dean of Trades & Technology (standing, far right). — Photo courtesy College of the Rockies

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