C 04 SPECIAL SESSION: Disaster Nursing

Tuesday, 31 July 2012: 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Description/Overview: Please join the leaders of STTI and WADEM as we explore the field of Disaster Nursing around the world, and the roles and work being conducted by international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, and the Red Cross. This session is designed to stimulate discussion and will include the intersection of STTI and potential collaborations through workshops and training, networking to meet specific needs, and the stimulus for membership in both organizations.
Learner Objective #1: Be aware of the current state of Disaster Nursing and the opportunities for participation in this field, both in practice, education and research.
Learner Objective #2: Be able to communicate the functions, goals and work of major nursing organizations in the field of Disaster Nursing.
Organizers:  K. Joanne McGlown, PhD, MHHA, BS, RN, FACHE1, Paul Arbon, AM, BSc, MEd, (Studies), PhD2, Lesley M. Siegloff, BEd, (Ntud), MNA, (UNSW)2 and Virginia Plummer, PhD, RN, RM, GCHPE, CertCritCare, BN, GradDipHlthAdmin, MSc, (Hlth, Policy, &, Mgmnt)3, (1)Global Business Development Department, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN(2)School of Nursing & Midwifery, Flinders University, Adelaide; South Australia, Australia(3)Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Moderators:  A. Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, CPNP, School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC