Guest: Jan Biciancin
Jan Biciancin speaks to Craig about disaster, emergency planning and how it contrasts with pandemic planning. He also speaks about the role of the community, media and elected officials during a disaster.
Guest: Assist Professor Jamie Ranse
Jamie Ranse speaks with Craig about disaster management, disaster nursing, the educational requirements to support clinical disaster deployments and the willingness- and ability- of healthcare staff to respond to a disaster situation.
We explore the financial, industrial and workforce planning issues that can influence healthcare staff support of an emergency or disaster and discusses the disaster healthcare education situation in Australia.
Guest: Dr Nancy Kerr
Dr Nancy Kerr talks about what she believes is the biggest advances in her specialty of Obstetrics/ Gynecology, and reflects upon its empowering nature. Nancy also contrasts the resource-rich healthcare environment of her usual place of practice to her experiences at the remote Navaho Indian Reservation Health Service and the disaster zone in Haiti. While in Nepal, Nancy and her team developed an amazing device to assist management of life threatening post-partum haemorrhage. A device that can be built, not by a medical device company with costs in the $1000s, but by a local tailor in a village anywhere.
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Guest: Professor Dr Mark Hauswald.
Dr Mark Hauswald talks about providing healthcare services, from a developing country like Nepal, through to his experiences in the Haiti disaster and with a Malaysian Ambulance Service. He also reflects upon the importance of tailoring healthcare interventions for that environment.
In Part Two, Mark discusses his experience with the University's Global Health program and Gates Foundation in Nepal, and the team's approach to capacity building. He explores the importance of teamwork and how it works in disaster response, in contrast to low- resource
Guest: Kate Mears, RN
The Operating Room, Operating Theatre or Operating Suite is a mysterious place, even for health care staff. Healthcare Management Consultant Kate Mears discusses the changes to technology and management techniques and their impact on the work of the Operating Room. Kate and I reflect upon the operating theatre hierarchy, surgery cancellation, patient advocacy and the use of Time-Out/ Checklists in this critical department. We also discuss the development of safety and quality in healthcare within the Operating Theatre and its impact on both staff and patients.
Guest: Zule Khan, RN
The experience of working in an Emergency Department is often a daunting one for Doctors and Ward Nurses alike. Welcome to the curious world of Triage! In this special Christmas edition of the podcast, Zuleika Khan explores the sometimes cruel, occasionally pleasant, always stressful world of emergency medicine, and how she has evolved from performing healthcare to performing cabaret. Huh? Cabaret?
Guest: Dr Laurie Wilson, PhD
It is against the backdrop of e-health and electronic patient care records that Craig speaks with Dr Laurie Wilson, formally of the CSIRO and University of Western Sydney. Dr Wilson and I explore what telehealth actually is, the growth and development of Telehealth in Australia and how his participatory design approach was used in a landmark virtual critical care telehealth project. In Part Two, we discuss issues surrounding the cross-over between technological and organisational change in healthcare. Laurie reflects upon the potential future of a healthcare system empowered by telehealth and the need for a telehealth strategy.
Guest: Noelle McCabe, Ambulance Victoria's Solution Delivery Manager
Used by all Ambulance Services in Eastern Australia, VACIS, the Victorian Ambulance Clinical Information System, is a patient care record computer application specifically designed for Australian ambulance services. Ambulance Victoria's Solution Delivery Manager, Noelle McCabe, discusses the development of a mobile patient care record and reveals some of the difficulties along the way.
Guest: Adam Starr
With a background in pre-hospital emergency care, and now a professional pilot, Adam Starr is a voluntary pilot for Angel Flight. Adam Starr talks about Angel Flight and its role in supporting healthcare service delivery in rural Australia..
Guest: Rachel Worsley
Rachel is a multimedia journalist, with a special interest in health and medicine, law and current affairs. Her work includes articles for “Specialist Updates”, a series of online newsletters and websites aimed at various medical specialists updating news in their relevant field, prolific reporter for the GP news website 6minutes.com.au and assisting budding radio journalists on Sydney current affairs show Razors Edge at Sydney’s 2SER 107.3FM. She has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The (Melbourne) Age, WA Times and Brisbane Times.
About My Guest: Roxanne Moore
Roxanne has extensive experience in non-profit management across a variety of causes including children's education, emergency response, homelessness, and politics. In August 2011 I moved internationally to Bangkok, Thailand and, within two months of moving abroad she was evacuated from her apartment due to rising flood water. She had previously worked with the CDC in innovative scientific reporting, as well as OCHA in social media policy standards and development of a nonprofit business proposal for the Digital Humanitarian Foundation. Her current role is Ebola Coordinator for the "Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN)"