Published on April 06, 2022

Fisher-Titus Holding Emergency Training Exercise April 6 & 7

On April 6 and 7, Fisher-Titus will be holding a decontamination training for members of the emergency department team and Hospital Emergency Response Team. This training will take place outside of the emergency department at Fisher-Titus.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 6, the teams will assemble and disassemble a mobile decontamination tent outside the emergency department. On Thursday, April 7, the teams will simulate a decontamination scenario that requires them to use the mobile decontamination tent and powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) gear. Volunteers from other Fisher-Titus departments and the community will act as patients and will go through the decontamination process. The public may see activity related to this exercise near the emergency department.

Fisher-Titus conducts several drills each year to prepare for different types of emergency situations. In addition to being valuable in preparing for real-life crises, two drills per year are required by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.