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Disaster health: an Australian perspective

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Ranse J. (2013). Disaster health: an Australian perspective. Department of Nursing, Naresuan University, Thailand, 3rd June.

Ranse J. (2013). Disaster health: an Australian perspective. Department of Nursing, Naresuan University, Thailand, 3rd June.

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  • 1. DISASTER HEALTH:AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVEJamie RanseAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Canberrajamieranse.comtwitter.com/jamieranseyoutube.com/jamieranselinkedin.com/in/jamieranse
  • 2. Australia
  • 3. What is a disaster?Are you willing to participate?Are you able to participate?What education have you received?Are you well resourced?What would your role be?What other things should you think about?What is the reality of working in a disaster?Overview
  • 4. Disasters
  • 5. • 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, 2011Disasters
  • 6. • 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, 2011Disasters
  • 7. Willingness
  • 8. Ability
  • 9. • Undergraduate• Post-graduate• In-service• OthersEducation
  • 10. Elements of disaster content in courses:Community and public health responsePre-hospital responseHospital responseDisaster triageSustainabilityDisaster exercisesIncident systemsNursing role in disasterCommunications TechniquesManagement of the dead and dyingDisaster plansRole of other organisations in disaster responseMental health in relation to disastersPopulations with specific needsTypes of disastersExamples of disastersHealth effects of disastersEducation
  • 11. Education
  • 12. • Delayed versus non-delayed disasters• Disasters in slow motionResources
  • 13. 020406080100120140160180WedThuFriSatSunMonTueWedThuFriSatSunMonTueWedThuFriSatSunMonTueWedThuFriSatSunMonTueWedThuFriDayPresentationFrequencyTotal Influenza PresentationsMean Influenza PresentationsMean Total PresentationsMean Total Presentations - Excluding InfluenzaSurge capacity
  • 14. • Clinical care• Psychosocial• Coordinator of care• Problem solver• LeadershipRole
  • 15. Role
  • 16. what other things should you think about?what other things should you think about?Triage• Greatest good for the greatest number• Life over limb
  • 17. what other things should you think about?what other things should you think about?Triage
  • 18. what other things should you think about?what other things should you think about?• Disaster in slow motion• Disaster tourists• Government / registered NGO• Your employer• Response versus recovery• Social mediaOther
  • 19. Thank you
  • 20. DISASTER HEALTH:AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVEJamie RanseAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Canberrajamieranse.comtwitter.com/jamieranseyoutube.com/jamieranselinkedin.com/in/jamieranse