The pre-hospital role of nurses: The 2009 Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires<br />Mr Jamie Ranse:   Clinical Manager, Emer...
Overview<br />Background	<br />Aims<br />Method<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />
Background: Black Saturday Bushfires 2009<br />7th February:<br />Temperature 48.8oC, wind 115km/hr<br />Loss:<br />2,000 ...
Background: Disaster Response<br />Australia's health care response to disasters<br />Familiar with the threat of natural ...
Aim<br />    To describe the clinical experience, disaster training / education, and disaster experience of nurses who par...
Method<br />Exploratory and descriptive<br />Purposive sample<br />~35 Victorian nurses<br />~20 Nurses from other jurisdi...
Results<br /><ul><li>Participant demographics</li></li></ul><li>Results<br />Work area and years of experience<br />
Results<br /><ul><li>Qualifications</li></li></ul><li>Results<br />Course type and participation<br />
Results<br />Mock disaster type and participation<br />
Results<br />Roles during the Black Saturday Bushfires<br />
Results<br />Nursing and Midwifery Experience: Nursing Years <br />
Discussion<br />Males overrepresented<br />More medical / surgical nursing experience<br />Postgraduate qualifications in ...
The pre-hospital role of nurses: The 2009 Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires<br />Mr Jamie Ranse:   Clinical Manager, Emer...
The clinical background and disaster experience of nurses who participated in the 2009 Victorians Bushfire
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Paper presented at the Canberra Hospital – Clinical Grand Rounds for Nurses and Midwives, Canberra, ACT, 25th March 2010.

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The clinical background and disaster experience of nurses who participated in the 2009 Victorians Bushfire

  1. 1. The pre-hospital role of nurses: The 2009 Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires<br />Mr Jamie Ranse: Clinical Manager, Emergency Department – Calvary Health Care ACT Chief Nursing Officer, St John Ambulance Australia <br />Mr Shane Lenson: Manager of Emergency Department Services– Calvary Health Care ACT<br />Mr Brett Aimers: State Professional Officer, St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria)<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Background <br />Aims<br />Method<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />
  3. 3. Background: Black Saturday Bushfires 2009<br />7th February:<br />Temperature 48.8oC, wind 115km/hr<br />Loss:<br />2,000 properties<br />61 businesses<br />173 lives<br />Numerous displaced persons<br />
  4. 4. Background: Disaster Response<br />Australia's health care response to disasters<br />Familiar with the threat of natural disasters<br />Real world disasters not tested<br />St John Ambulance Australia<br />Clinical accreditation framework<br />Health care professionals in St John<br />Role of St John in the bushfires<br />Cross boarder arrangements<br />Education<br />Previous experiences <br />
  5. 5. Aim<br /> To describe the clinical experience, disaster training / education, and disaster experience of nurses who participated in the February 2009 Victorian Bushfire response and recovery.<br />
  6. 6. Method<br />Exploratory and descriptive<br />Purposive sample<br />~35 Victorian nurses<br />~20 Nurses from other jurisdictions<br />Identified from a membership database <br />Survey<br />Descriptive statistics<br />Response rate 45%<br />
  7. 7. Results<br /><ul><li>Participant demographics</li></li></ul><li>Results<br />Work area and years of experience<br />
  8. 8. Results<br /><ul><li>Qualifications</li></li></ul><li>Results<br />Course type and participation<br />
  9. 9. Results<br />Mock disaster type and participation<br />
  10. 10. Results<br />Roles during the Black Saturday Bushfires<br />
  11. 11. Results<br />Nursing and Midwifery Experience: Nursing Years <br />
  12. 12. Discussion<br />Males overrepresented<br />More medical / surgical nursing experience<br />Postgraduate qualifications in critical care<br />Disaster education<br />Disaster training – not bushfire related<br />Experience – bushfires<br />Roles – caring for firefighters in staging areas<br />
  13. 13. The pre-hospital role of nurses: The 2009 Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires<br />Mr Jamie Ranse: Clinical Manager, Emergency Department – Calvary Health Care ACT Chief Nursing Officer, St John Ambulance Australia <br />Mr Shane Lenson: Manager of Emergency Department Services– Calvary Health Care ACT<br />Mr Brett Aimers: State Professional Officer, St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria)<br />

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