Nurse Leadership in Crisis Situations

3m of CPD
Nurses are a force to be reckoned with, comprising the largest percentage of Australia’s registered healthcare workforce along with midwives. During crises, they are some of the first people to jump into the fire, and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception.

What's included in this resource?

  • CPDTime.
    3m of CPD
  • Article

What is this article about?

During crises, nurses are some of the first people to jump into the fire, and their individual and collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception. Nurses are always there. Call a code? A nurse is on the spot to help save a life. Witness a car accident? A nurse passing by leaps from her own vehicle to help. Someone is suffering a stroke in a restaurant? There’s often a nurse providing first aid or supportive care.

Ausmed resource artwork

Learning you'll love

An Ausmed Subscription will unlock access to 1,000+ learning resources. High quality education helps you provide high quality care.

Find out more


Document and reflect on your learning

  • CPDTime.
    3m of CPD

Meet the educator

educator profile image
Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
View Profile

What do others think?

553 reviews by Ausmed Learners
Sort by
Highest Rated
Lowest Rated
Most Recent
Marilyn Palma
27 May 2020
Great article
Phillip clasohm
04 Jun 2020
This has helped understand and give me confidence in the work place and my duty of care
Bina Baniya
22 Apr 2021
Very informative
Claudia Balacco
27 May 2020
Very interesting and valuable read.
Portrait of Samantha Jackson
Samantha Jackson
04 Jun 2020
Help me improve my confidence and stability
Lorraine Hince
08 Jun 2020
A good concise overview of the history and place of nursing
Anu Thakur
11 Jun 2020
Nurses should get rewarded for their best performance all around the world.
Renee Taylor
27 May 2020
Great read
Portrait of Nicole McLeod
Nicole McLeod
28 May 2020
Leonie Rocca
15 Feb 2022
4 / 5
1 star
2 star
3 star
4 star
5 star

Here's some further inspiration

Practice Areas

Ausmed Premium

To access this resource, sign up for Ausmed Premium. With Premium, you’ll have unlimited access to everything you need to take your education and care to the next level.

Looking for something else?

Discover more learning

Ausmed makes it a breeze to stay on top of my CPD. They're always adding and updating their content too, so there's tonnes to learn.

- Catherine, Enrolled Nurse