Sarah Morgan, clinical assistant professor in UWM's College of Nursing, applies makeup to Jeffrey Hull, a Milwaukee fire cadet, to make him look like a shooting victim during the disaster drill. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Costume makeup simulates a serious leg wound. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Faculty associate Rhoda Hoeft (left) helps master's nursing student Miranda Van De Loo (right) apply makeup to doctoral student Shahad Hafez. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Gaby Celliti (seated), a first-year nursing student, plays a victim who is unable to walk because of an injury to her legs while emergency workers look to clear the area. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Lt. Jim Mac Gillis of the Milwaukee Police Department supervises the disaster drill. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Clinical faculty member Kari Stockheimer acts as victim suffering a stomach wound. Emergency medical workers have to gather around to carefully lift her onto a stretcher. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Nursing student Miranda Van De Loo simulates a victim. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Emergency workers carry nursing student Miranda Van De Loo on a stretcher. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Mayhem broke out at the Wisconsin Center, and there was blood everywhere.
Not the real stuff, fortunately, and it was for a good cause. Volunteers from the UWM School of Nursing played the victims in an exercise for emergency medical responders during a Wisconsin EMS Association conference. The exercise simulated a mass shooting.
Makeup artists created realistic-looking wounds and gore. College of Nursing students, faculty and staff acted as if they were wounded, screaming and moaning to make the drill more realistic.