Role, response and clinical and educational backgrounds of nurses who participated in the pre-hospital response to the 2009 Bushfires in Victoria
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paper presented at the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Beijing, China, 1st June.

paper presented at the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Beijing, China, 1st June.

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    Role, response and clinical and educational backgrounds of nurses who participated in the pre-hospital response to the 2009 Bushfires in Victoria Role, response and clinical and educational backgrounds of nurses who participated in the pre-hospital response to the 2009 Bushfires in Victoria Presentation Transcript

    • Role, resources, and clinical and educational background of nurses who participated in the pre-hospital response to the 2009 bushfires in Victoria, Australia Jamie Ranse Assistant Professor University of Canberra www.jamieranse.com Shane Lenson Senior Nurse Advisor Royal College of Nursing, Australia
    • background
    • background
      • 7 th February 2009:
        • Temperature 48.8 o C, wind 115km/hr
      • Loss:
        • 2,000 properties
        • 61 businesses
        • 173 lives
        • Numerous displaced persons
    • aim To gain a better understanding of the background of nurses, and their role.
    • method
      • Project 1
      • Descriptive survey
      • Volunteer nurses within St John Ambulance
      • Clinical and education background
      • Role
      • Project 2
      • Semi-structured telephone interviews
      • Participants of project 1
      • Role
    • project 1: results Demographics Qualifications
    • project 1: results Mock disaster type
    • project 1: results Roles
    • project 2: results Thematic analysis
    • discussion
      • Resources
      • Varying roles
      • Educational preparedness
    • Role, resources, and clinical and educational background of nurses who participated in the pre-hospital response to the 2009 bushfires in Victoria, Australia Jamie Ranse Assistant Professor University of Canberra www.jamieranse.com Shane Lenson Senior Nurse Advisor Royal College of Nursing, Australia