In this lecture, Jane Mateer sets the scene for modern trauma management in an Australian context by defining the continuum of care concept, identifying nursing considerations in rural and remote settings, reviewing roles of the multidisciplinary team and how to prepare to receive a major trauma patient.
Jane Mateer is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience in pre-hospital, metropolitan, and military settings. Her qualifications include a master in public health and a graduate diploma in advanced practice (nurse practitioner), as well as certificates in emergency nursing and education. A specialist in an emergency, paediatric, and trauma care, Jane currently works as a clinical support nurse in emergency, having previously worked as a clinical nurse consultant, clinical nurse educator, manager, and university lecturer. She is currently undertaking research into the experiences of Australian Army nurses. See Educator Profile