Issues in disasters for health professionals (Part 1/4) – PAH Disaster Response Service

Ranse J. (2011). Issues in disasters for health professionals; Guest speaker for the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Disaster Response Service, Brisbane, Queensland. 10th August 2011.

Part 1:
This part of the presentation provides an overview of my background. Additionally, it introduces the presentation and covers the following topics:
– Definition of disasters
– Overview of Australian disasters
– Overview of disasters Australia has been involved with within the region
– Willingness of nurses to assist in disasters
– Ability of nurses to assist in disasters

Part 2:
This part of the presentation focuses on education. It provides an overview of a number of studies relating to education for Australian nurses. In particular, this part of the presentation provides an overview of education in:
– Undergraduate programs
– In-service type programs
– Postgraduate tertiary programs
– Other programs (such as MIMMS)
– Competencies for nurses and midwives
– Educational preparedness
Additionally, this part of the presentation outlines aspects of disaster resources for nurses.

Part 3:
This part of the presentation focuses on:
– The role of nurses during disasters
– Employer entitlements
– Volunteering
– Who to deploy with (and who not to deploy with)

Part 4:
This clip is after the completion of the presentation. Participants were encouraged to generate discussion regarding the presentation content. Some discussion included:
– Social media for health professionals
– Specialties in disaster response and recovery (such as midwifery and renal specialties)
– More discussion about roles and responsibilities (who is going to set-up your decontamination shower?)

Categories: Disaster Response

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