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Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness
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Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate emergency nursing courses: Implications for educational preparedness

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paper presented at the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Beijing, China, 31st May.

paper presented at the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Beijing, China, 31st May.

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  • 1. Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate tertiary emergency nursing courses: implications for educational preparedness<br />Jamie Ranse<br />Assistant ProfessorFaculty of Health <br />University of Canberra<br />Email: jamie.ranse@canberra.edu.au <br />Website: www.jamieranse.com<br />Twitter: jamieranse<br />
  • 2. research team<br />Mr Jamie Ranse1,2<br />Prof Paul Arbon2<br />Mr Ramon Shaban3,4<br />Dr Julie Considine5,6<br />Ms Belinda Mitchell6<br />Mr Shane Lenson7<br />1. University of Canberra<br />2. Flinders University<br />3. Griffith University <br />4. Princess Alexandra Hospital <br />5. Deakin University<br />6. Northern Health<br />7. Royal College of Nursing, Australia <br />Acknowledgements <br />Ben Morley Scholarship, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia<br />
  • 3. background<br /><ul><li>Undergraduate programs
  • 4. In-service
  • 5. Formal programs
  • 6. Emergency nursing workforce
  • 7. National framework</li></li></ul><li>aim<br />Describe the disaster content in post-graduate emergency nursing programs in Australia<br />
  • 8. method<br /><ul><li>Descriptive and exploratory
  • 9. Tertiary emergency nursing programs in 2009
  • 10. Course convenors
  • 11. Structured telephone interviews</li></ul>Questions<br /><ul><li>Convenor
  • 12. Disaster content
  • 13. Changes</li></li></ul><li>results: demographics<br />Gender and age<br /><ul><li>10 Female (100%); 42yrs (30 – 53)</li></ul>Post-graduate education<br /><ul><li>Disaster: Nil
  • 14. Other disaster education: 4 (40%)
  • 15. Education / teaching: 4 (40%)</li></ul>Nursing experience<br /><ul><li>General nursing: 19yrs (9 – 24)
  • 16. Emergency nursing: 13yrs (1 – 21)</li></li></ul><li>results: course content overview<br />Graduates<br /><ul><li>32 per year, per course (9 – 80)</li></ul>Course delivery<br /><ul><li>Face-to-face, online, blended and self-directed</li></ul>Content related to disasters<br /><ul><li>Yes: 7 (70%)
  • 17. No: 3 (30%)</li></li></ul><li>results: disaster content overview<br />Elements of disaster content in courses:<br />Community and public health response<br />Pre-hospital response<br />Hospital response<br />Disaster triage<br />Sustainability<br />Disaster exercises<br />Incident systems<br />Nursing role in disaster<br />Communications Techniques<br />Management of the dead and dying<br />Disaster plans<br />Role of other organisations in disaster response<br />Mental health in relation to disasters<br />Populations with specific needs<br />Types of disasters<br />Examples of disasters<br />Health effects of disasters<br />
  • 18. results: disaster content overview<br />Who delivers the content?<br /><ul><li>Course Convenor
  • 19. Expert
  • 20. Clinician</li></ul>Modifications<br /><ul><li>Pandemic / Terrorism
  • 21. Online
  • 22. Different speakers</li></li></ul><li>discussion<br /><ul><li>Convenors experience varies
  • 23. Disaster not discussed in all programs
  • 24. Disaster content varied in all programs</li></li></ul><li>Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate tertiary emergency nursing courses: implications for educational preparedness<br />Jamie Ranse<br />Assistant ProfessorFaculty of Health <br />University of Canberra<br />Email: jamie.ranse@canberra.edu.au <br />Website: www.jamieranse.com<br />Twitter: jamieranse<br />

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