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News | May 24, 2024

BAMC Decon team trains for potential disasters

By Robert Whetstone

The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council hosted its annual Decontamination Rodeo at their complex May 16, 2024. The rodeo is designed to help hospitals be prepared for disaster situations dealing with mass casualty events.

Four local hospital patient decontamination teams comprised of six individuals, competed for the title of ‘Decon Rodeo Champion.’ In addition to the team from Brooke Army Medical Center, teams from Baptist Healthcare System, South Texas Veteran's Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy VAMC, and University Health also participated in the competition.

U.S. Army Capt. Amina Zeidan, BAMC officer-in-charge of immunology and molecular diagnostic labs, is also the executive officer of the BAMC Decon team. She explained the importance of the many hours of training the BAMC team put in, not only for the competition, but for readiness.

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