Doctoral thesis

Australian civilian hospital nurses’ lived experience of an out-of-hospital environment following a disaster

Mass Gathering Health / Mass Gathering Medicine

Various publications and presentations relating to Mass Gathering and Major Event health

Disaster Health

Various publications and presentations relating to disaster health

27 August, 2012

How to survive a mass gathering

I was interviewed for an article in Science Illustrated on 'how to survive a mass gathering'. Overall, the final article summarised our telephone conversation. In particular, it highlighted some key points to survive a mass gathering, such as the:
  • Early identification of 'safe' places within the event, such as first aid, police, and event officials,
  • Organisation of a meeting place with family and friends, if you become lost,
  • Ensure you have a list of your medications, previous medical and surgical history
  • Remain well hydrated in hot weather, and
  • Ensure you have adequate sun protection,
The article makes reference to surviving the effects of tear gas during a mass gathering - I did not make any comments related to tear gas as it has not been an element of Australian mass gatherings. 

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