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Cover image for lecture: Caring During a Catastrophe - How Nurses Can Make a Difference

Lecture Overview

What is your role during a disaster? Do you have a disaster plan? What factors would affect your willingness and ability to help? Assistant Professor Jamie Ranse's lecture is not to be missed as he discusses the fact that preparation on paper does not always translate when a real disaster hits.


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Jamie Ranse

Jamie Ranse is currently employed as a research fellow in emergency care, this is a joint appointment between Griffith University and the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. His work focuses on emergency health care, primarily in the areas of high-visibility, high-consequence events that are either planned, such as mass gatherings/major events, or unplanned, such as disasters. Jamie completed his Doctor of Philosophy in 2017 at Flinders University. Using a phenomenological approach he researched Australian nurses experience of assisting in the out-of-hospital disaster environment. Jamie is an active member of a number of national and international nursing associations. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. Additionally, Jamie chairs both the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, International Mass Gathering Special Interest Group, and the Australian College of Nursing Disaster Health Community of Interest. Jamie volunteered with St John Ambulance Australia for over 20 years, previously holding the high-level national strategic position of chief nurse. His work can be viewed here: See Educator Profile


11 Total Rating(s)
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Ruth Curtis
31 May 2019

Good resource.

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Jasmine Buchanan
06 May 2019

I found this presentation very informative, clear and easy to understand. So many concepts I had not even considered. Well presented.

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Carol E Clark
27 Apr 2019

An interesting presentation, tackling areas of concern if disaster hits.

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Michelle Presneill
20 Mar 2019

Very interesting perspective into disaster nursing. Discussed topics and points of view that I had never considered.

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Jenna He
09 Mar 2019

This presentation has broadened my view of nursing.

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Virginia Dixon
13 Jan 2019

I found the content really interesting and wish it was an area I worked in!

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Kristine s kealy
12 May 2018

He was okay, not what I ecpected

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Stewart morris
03 May 2018

No as interesting as expected.

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Petra Wollermann
29 Aug 2017

Great insite and practical comments about disaster management . Very interesting the emotional and psychological support is In demand the most.

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Helen Bensley
22 Aug 2017

This has been quite informative and l have benefited from realizing the importance of nurses psychologically as well as clinically in the disaster situation. Also using all staff to their level and area of expertise.