Disaster Nursing - Not If, But When...
- : Melbourne
All countries experience disasters of some kind and they are usually unpredictable. Australia regularly experiences natural events such as floods, fires and cyclones. In an increasingly unstable world, attacks against the state such as terrorist attacks, are also a sad reality. In any such event, you - as a nurse - are likely to be called upon to step up and act - clinically and in the community. While your hospital or workplace is likely to have an emergency management plan, have you thought about your own response? Are you prepared to rise to the challenge? What’s YOUR disaster management plan? Topics include:
- A nurses’ recollection of being in an earthquake - a personal story
- How great teams come together
- Is triage and assessment different in a disaster?
- Are nurses required to assist if they witness a disaster?
- Ethics of caring for a victim alongside a perpetrator
- Long-term effect of disasters on children
- How to recognise and recover from PTSD/ASD
- Tips for staying calm under pressure and much, much more…