The road less travelled… Broken Hill to Kandahar, Tacloban and beyond

Bronte Martin1,2,3

1Director of Nursing, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
2Advanced Team Leader, Australian Medical Assistance Teams
3Wing Commander, Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve

This presentation will describe and explore the unique personal experiences of nursing in a variety of austere environments both military and civilian; from peacekeeping in the Solomon Islands, to combat trauma care in Afghanistan, to providing emergency disaster care in field hospital in Tacloban.