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Guest speaker for the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Disaster Response Services, Brisbane, Queensland, 10th August.

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  • 1. ISSUES IN DISASTERS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Jamie Ranse Assistant Professor University of Canberra www.jamieranse.com twitter.com/jamieranse youtube.com/jamieranse linkedin.com/in/jamieranse Img: http://www.city.natori.miyagi.jp/en/image/DSC_5241.jpg
  • 2. overview
    • Define disaster
    • Willingness
    • Ability
    • Education
    • Resources
    • Role
    • Other ‘things ’
    Img: http://www.prcs.org.pk/disaster.asp
  • 3. disaster definition
  • 4. disaster definition
    • 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. disaster definition
    • 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. willingness
  • 7. ability
  • 8. education
    • Undergraduate
    • In-service
    • Post-graduate
  • 9. aim Describe the disaster content in post-graduate emergency nursing programs in Australia Img http://tenancyplus.blogspot.com/2011/06/natural-disasters-and-their-effect-on.html
  • 10. method
    • Descriptive and exploratory
    • Tertiary emergency nursing programs in 2009
    • Course convenors
    • Structured telephone interviews
    • Questions
    • Convenor
    • Disaster content
    • Changes
  • 11. results: course content overview
    • Graduates
    • 32 per year, per course (9 – 80)
    • Course delivery
    • Face-to-face, online, blended and self-directed
    • Content related to disasters
    • Yes: 7 (70%)
    • No: 3 (30%)
  • 12. results: disaster content overview
    • Elements of disaster content in courses:
      • Community and public health response
      • Pre-hospital response
      • Hospital response
      • Disaster triage
      • Sustainability
      • Disaster exercises
      • Incident systems
      • Nursing role in disaster
      • Communications Techniques
      • Management of the dead and dying
      • Disaster plans
      • Role of other organisations in disaster response
      • Mental health in relation to disasters
      • Populations with specific needs
      • Types of disasters
      • Examples of disasters
      • Health effects of disasters
  • 13. discussion
    • Convenors experience varies
    • Disaster not discussed in all programs
    • Disaster content varied in all programs
  • 14. education
    • Undergraduate
    • In-service
    • Post-graduate
    • Others
    • Competencies
    • Educational preparedness
  • 15. resources
    • Disasters happen out of hours
    • ‘ Pack the car full’
    • Defence
  • 16. role
  • 17. project 1: results mock disaster type
  • 18. project 1: results roles
  • 19. project 2: results role
  • 20. role
  • 21. other ‘things’
    • Volunteering
      • Disaster tourists
      • Government / registered NGO?
      • Your employer
      • A list?
      • Response versus recovery
  • 22. ISSUES IN DISASTERS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Jamie Ranse Assistant Professor University of Canberra www.jamieranse.com twitter.com/jamieranse youtube.com/jamieranse linkedin.com/in/jamieranse Img: http://www.city.natori.miyagi.jp/en/image/DSC_5241.jpg