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Disaster nursing: are we prepared?

In the last decade, over 2.6 billion people worldwide have been affected by natural phenomena, from the 2013 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, to the 2017 mudslides in Sierra Leone, to the 2009 Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria. Scientists predict that global warming will exacerbate the frequency and intensity of many such events, making vulnerable an even greater number of people. 

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