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Clayton State University spared damage as nursing program provided medical aid to Hurricane Irma evacuees

Clayton State University spared damage as nursing program provided medical aid to Hurricane Irma evacuees

Sep 12 2017

Clayton State University was spared from the effects of Hurricane Irma that traveled up the western coast of Florida through Georgia.

The University was closed Sept. 11 and 12 as the Atlanta metro area experienced tropical storm weather. Several limbs and tree branches that fell were scattered across campus, but streets and pathways were cleared.

While Clayton State remained closed during the earlier part of the week, members of the Laker family braved the harsh weather to offer helped to displaced residents.

A group of nursing students and professors provided medical aid to evacuated patients from Savannah, Georgia on Monday and Tuesday.

Makeshift hospitals were set up at The Palms at Lake Spivey senior living facility in Jonesboro, Southern Grace Hospice & Palliative Care in McDonough, and Peterbilt Trucking Center in Jackson.

The group conducted a number of clinical treatments, including wound care, dress changings, bed transfers and Foley care.

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