NMCSD is participating in a disaster DRILL as part of a state-wide health exercise today. NMCSD will be holding multiple training exercises today to ensure our staff is proficient in a variety of scenarios. Please do not be alarmed by unusual activity at the hospital as our drill includes simulated “victims” made up to look seriously injured. We appreciate your patience as traffic flow may be affected. All emergency services are available; however, elective procedures have been rescheduled. NMCSD Branch Health Clinics are open for normal business hours.
SAILORS AT NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO CONDUCTED THEIR SEMI-ANNUAL MASS CASUALTY DRILL MAY 18TH, KEEPING THE HOSPITAL PREPARED FOR A RADIATION CONTAMINATED MASS CASUALTY SCENARIO. “WE’RE GOING TO HAVE PRIMARILY A DIRTY BOMB ATTACK IN THE COUNTY. LIVE DISASTERS DO OCCUR, WE HAD THE WILDFIRE A FEW YEARS BACK AND THE PANDEMIC FLU LAST YEAR, SO THE NEED TO DO THIS IS REAL AND IT’S BEEN REINFORCED BY REAL WORLD EVENTS.” WITH MORE THAN 50 ROLE PLAYERS FOR MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS TO TREAT AT THE CENTER’S HOSPITAL INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM, NMC SAN DIEGO’S STAFF PRACTICED ASSESSMENT, CONTROL AND TREATMENT FOR A COMMUNITY RADIATION CONTAMINATION, ENSURING THEY ARE PREPARED TO ASSIST SAN DIEGO COUNTY IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO. FOR THE U.S. NAVY, IM PETTY OFFICER, A-C RAINEY.