Title

Nurses - are we disaster ready?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

Place of Publication

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

19441

Comments

Originally published as: Geale, S. K., & Duffield, C. (2015). Nurses - are we disaster ready? Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(1), 23. Available here

Abstract

Australia is not considered by most to be a disaster prone country. However, in January 2009, 347 people were killed by extreme temperatures; in 2010 175,000 people were affected by floods; in 2013 13,000 people were affected by floods and 98,000 by bush fire. Heat waves and flooding will not only continue in Australia but are likely to increase (UNISDR, 2014).