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Valley Hospital Goes Through Decontamination Drill
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Valley Hospital Goes Through Decontamination Drill

 

Valley Hospital practiced being ready for an emergency in an exercise known as HAZWOPER or Hazardous Waste Operations Responder Decontamination Course.

About 28 hospital employees, including emergency, engineering, environmental services and security departments were part of the drill, which took place at the hospital Monday and Tuesday.

The drill focused on emergencies requiring decontamination from biological, chemical or radiological exposure.

During the exercise, employees trained to take patients exposed to a contaminate to a hot zone trailer where they could be decontaminated with soap and water. They were then taken to a cold zone trailer for treatment.

The drill focused on making sure people could be decontaminated so the rest of the patients, employees and visitors were not exposed.

 

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