Role of critical care nurses in disasters

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Presented to students of the University of Canberra – Postgraduate Critical Care Nursing, Canberra, ACT, 11th September.

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Role of critical care nurses in disasters

  1. 1. ROLE OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES IN DISASTERS Jamie Ranse www.jamieranse.com Assistant Professor twitter.com/jamieranse University of Canberra youtube.com/jamieranse linkedin.com/in/jamieransehttp://lifelineenergy.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/jap-11.jpg
  2. 2. definition
  3. 3. INTERNATIONAL
  4. 4. NATIONAL
  5. 5. HEALTH-AFFECTED DISASTER?
  6. 6. EDUCATION-PRACTICEMISMATCH
  7. 7. WILL YOU ASSIST?
  8. 8. roleIn-h o sp i t al
  9. 9. role: in-hospital• What is your role? – Little research / literature, therefore anecdotal – Triage – Decontamination – Accommodate surge
  10. 10. surge capacity?
  11. 11. surge capacity? 180 160 140Presentation Frequency 120 Total Influenza Presentations Mean Influenza Presentations Mean Total Presentations 100 Mean Total Presentations - Excluding Influenza 80 60 40 20 0 Sun Tue Thu Tue Thu Sun Mon Thu Sun Tue Thu Sun Tue Thu Fri Fri Fri Fri Sat Mon Sat Sat Mon Sat Mon Fri Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Day
  12. 12. surge capacity?
  13. 13. surge capacity?
  14. 14. roleOu t-of -h os p ital
  15. 15. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE?
  16. 16. ROLE OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES IN DISASTERS Jamie Ranse www.jamieranse.com Assistant Professor twitter.com/jamieranse University of Canberra youtube.com/jamieranse linkedin.com/in/jamieransehttp://lifelineenergy.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/jap-11.jpg

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