SNHH Pediatric Mass Casualty Exercise

Back in October 2018, SNHH teamed with numerous Nashua Agencies on a ‘Pediatric Mass Casualty Exercise’, where the goal was to test and critique the responding agencies in the care of the pediatric trauma patient, incident command and public relations.

As part of the simulation, a driver was texting and driving when he lost control of his speeding truck, it veered off the roadway and crashed into a crowded playground at Ledge Street Elementary School, critically injuring numerous children and pinning one of them underneath the truck.

Pediatric mannequins were used in the scenario. City police, firefighters and AMR staff were charged with assessing the situation, determining which children had the most severe injuries and transporting them to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center where the emergency department and pediatric staff were on standby.

Overall, nearly 10 pediatric patients with various blunt force trauma injuries were transported as part of the simulation and the exercise was a success.

The educational training video from the exercise is available for viewing here.

Posted: 3/25/2019