Hospital responds to ShakeOut drill

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 17, 2012

MURRAY -- Hospital staff and patients across the state also participated in the Great Utah ShakeOut on Tuesday.

At Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, hundreds of volunteer students participated in the drill.  Make-up was put on the students to signify different injuries that could have occurred during an earthquake.

"We brought in thousands of extra employees so we could continue our care for the patients who are in the hospital. But bringing in as many people as possible to try and go through this experience  and to learn from it," said IMC spokesperson Jess Gomez.

Medical staff, nurses, doctors had to immediately treat several hundred of these kids and they found that they need more communications when it comes to patient tracking.

Overall the drill was considered a success.