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Disaster content varies in Australian postgraduate tertiary emergency nursing courses: implications for educational prepar...
research team<br />Mr Jamie Ranse1,2<br />Prof Paul Arbon2<br />Mr Ramon Shaban3,4<br />Dr Julie Considine5,6<br />Ms Beli...
background<br /><ul><li>Undergraduate programs
In-service
Formal programs
Emergency nursing workforce
National framework</li></li></ul><li>aim<br />Describe the disaster content in post-graduate emergency nursing programs in...
method<br /><ul><li>Descriptive and exploratory
Tertiary emergency nursing programs in 2009
Course convenors
Structured telephone interviews</li></ul>Questions<br /><ul><li>Convenor
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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.

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

  1. 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. 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. 3. background<br /><ul><li>Undergraduate programs
  4. 4. In-service
  5. 5. Formal programs
  6. 6. Emergency nursing workforce
  7. 7. National framework</li></li></ul><li>aim<br />Describe the disaster content in post-graduate emergency nursing programs in Australia<br />
  8. 8. method<br /><ul><li>Descriptive and exploratory
  9. 9. Tertiary emergency nursing programs in 2009
  10. 10. Course convenors
  11. 11. Structured telephone interviews</li></ul>Questions<br /><ul><li>Convenor
  12. 12. Disaster content
  13. 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. 14. Other disaster education: 4 (40%)
  15. 15. Education / teaching: 4 (40%)</li></ul>Nursing experience<br /><ul><li>General nursing: 19yrs (9 – 24)
  16. 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. 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. 18. results: disaster content overview<br />Who delivers the content?<br /><ul><li>Course Convenor
  19. 19. Expert
  20. 20. Clinician</li></ul>Modifications<br /><ul><li>Pandemic / Terrorism
  21. 21. Online
  22. 22. Different speakers</li></li></ul><li>discussion<br /><ul><li>Convenors experience varies
  23. 23. Disaster not discussed in all programs
  24. 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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