Nursing Students Experience Real Life Lesson During Fire Outbreak At Nursing Home Facility

A group of nursing students training at a nursing home facility were able to experience a real life situation when a fire broke out next door to the home. As smoke began to pour into the facility through the side door, the students had to aid employees in moving the patients quickly. “We had to get everyone out of the whole corridor in a matter of seconds to minutes because the smoke was so close to the building,” said one of the nursing students.

The students were able to learn the necessity of knowing the care of their patients to think through what their needs were in moving them to other locations. Some patients needed outlet access for machines. Others required delicacy in movement. The real life lesson hit home for at least one student who said, “As future nurses, we have to recognize that situations dealing with patients and where we work at could turn south really quickly.” For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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