Disaster health: An Australian nursing perspective

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Ranse J. (2011). Disaster health: An Australian nursing perspective; paper presented to delegates of the Mahidol University Thailand, University of Canberra, ACT, 21st October.

Ranse J. (2011). Disaster health: An Australian nursing perspective; paper presented to delegates of the Mahidol University Thailand, University of Canberra, ACT, 21st October.

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  • 1. DISASTER HEALTH:AN AUSTRALIAN NURSING PERSPECTIVE Jamie Ranse RN FRCNA www.jamieranse.comBN, GCClinEd, GCClinEpi, MCritCarNurs, PhD (Candidate) twitter.com/jamieranse Assistant Professor youtube.com/jamieranse University of Canberra linkedin.com/in/jamieranse
  • 2. overview• Disaster definition• Australian participation in disasters• Education• Role• Future research opportunities
  • 3. disaster definitionHazard May cause danger Risk Probability of an event Event Negative influencesImpact Action of forceDamage DestructionDisaster
  • 4. Australian participation: on-shore• Cyclone Tracy, 1974• Granville train crash and bridge collapse, 1977• Ash Wednesday, 1983• Newcastle earthquake, 1989• Canberra bushfires, 2003• Black Saturday and Victorian bushfires, 2009• Pandemic (H1N1), 2009• Queensland and Victorian extreme weather events, 2011
  • 5. Australian participation: off-shore• SARS outbreak, 2003• Indian Ocean tsunami, 2004• Bali bombings, 2005• Java earthquake, 2006• Yogyakarta air crash, 2007• SIEV explosion Ashmore Reef, 2009• Pacific tsunami, 2009• Pakistan floods, 2010• SIEV sinking Christmas Island, 2010• Christchurch Earthquake, 2011
  • 6. education• Undergraduate• Postgraduate• Other
  • 7. education
  • 8. role: out-of-hospital
  • 9. role: out-of-hospital
  • 10. role: out-of-hospital
  • 11. role: out-of-hospital
  • 12. role: out-of-hospital
  • 13. role: in-hospital
  • 14. role: in-hospital• Little research / literature, therefore anecdotal – Triage (prioritisation) – Decontamination – Accommodate surge• Disasters happen out-of-hours – Minimal support out-of-hours
  • 15. future opportunities• Queensland extreme weather events, 2011• Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake, 2011• Bangkok, Thailand flood, 2011
  • 16. DISASTER HEALTH:AN AUSTRALIAN NURSING PERSPECTIVE Jamie Ranse RN FRCNA www.jamieranse.comBN, GCClinEd, GCClinEpi, MCritCarNurs, PhD (Candidate) twitter.com/jamieranse Assistant Professor youtube.com/jamieranse University of Canberra linkedin.com/in/jamieranse