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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  • 1. 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
  • 2. background
  • 3. background
    • 7 th February 2009:
      • Temperature 48.8 o C, wind 115km/hr
    • Loss:
      • 2,000 properties
      • 61 businesses
      • 173 lives
      • Numerous displaced persons
  • 4. aim To gain a better understanding of the background of nurses, and their role.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. project 1: results Demographics Qualifications
  • 7. project 1: results Mock disaster type
  • 8. project 1: results Roles
  • 9. project 2: results Thematic analysis
  • 10. discussion
    • Resources
    • Varying roles
    • Educational preparedness
  • 11. 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