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Emergency simulation announced for Cork

Friday, 15th March, 2019 10:37am

A critical incident simulation exercise is to take place at the end of the month in a simulated emergency department of a hospital. 

UCC and An Garda Síochána announced this morning that they are joining forces for the exercise on 29 March next in the ASSERT Centre at the college, which is a state-of-the-art world class simulation centre.

The theme of the day is training for the unexpected and a number of simulation exercises will take place throughout the day. The exercise will be demanding as gardaí will have to maintain order and public safety of more than 15 patients and staff involving threating behaviour, intoxication, illness and injury within a busy simulated emergency department in parallel to dealing with an escalating major critical incident. 

Sergeant Peter Murphy, said: “Collaborating with ASSERT Centre UCC on this project is very important for An Garda Síochána. The development of new and innovative training platform possibilities is a key action in increasing and strengthening the operational capabilities and capacities of the organisation. The opportunity to work closely alongside the dynamic team at ASSERT Centre UCC provides a unique insight into the world of immersive simulation training and the ability to focus on specific learning outcomes.”

Pat Henn, Director of Research & Education at the ASSERT Centre said: “I am delighted that the ASSERT Centre and An Garda Síochána have joined forces to collaborate on a critical incident simulation exercise."

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