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‘Code Orange’ Drill a Success!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

On Saturday 6/23 in St. Paul, and Wednesday 7/11 in Minneapolis, Emergency Preparedness exercises were held at Children’s.
The drills required volunteer participants to act as ‘victims’ in a disastrous situation, allowing staff to practice procedures in case of a real-life situation!

Last night, the situation (in Minneapolis) was that a freight train carrying chemicals, collided with the lightrail carrying kids and families on their
way to the Twins Game. Many were seriously injured, others scared, and some exposed to ammonia chemicals needed decontamination!

A special thank you to those volunteers who brought their acting skills and participated in the St. Paul and/or Minneapolis E.D. Preparedness exercise!

‘Code Orange’! Help the E.D. deal with a mock surge!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Help the E.D. deal with a surge intake by acting as a mock patient!

You will be given a ‘patient profile’ and go through the entire Emergency Department process, helping the
E.D. deal with preparedness in a large volume emergency/disastrous situation!
(i.e. check-in, register, room, etc!)

Bring friends or family members (do NOT need to be a current Children’s volunteer!)
Wednesday 7/11/2012, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Drinks and snacks provided at the end!

Need more info. or want to sign-up?
Contact Ingrid Arnold
ingrid.arnold@childrensmn.org or (612) 813-6170

St. Paul New Construction Tour #2

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Second tour was held on March 9th.  It is estimated that the first unit will open in June 2011.

IMG_0560 Tour Attendees: Representative from McGough, Lisa Munson, Ally Huffman, and Sarah Beahm

St. Paul Campus: HELP NEEDED!

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The pneumatic tube system will be disabled from March 28-April 10 to complete a major upgrade and improve service. The departments of Materials Management and Laboratory at Children’s are requesting volunteer support during this time to transport supplies throughout the hospital and Garden View Medical Building.¬† If you are available/interested,
please sign-up on the schedule located on “Betty The Board” in the St. Paul Volunteer Services Office. ¬†Thank you!