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dc.contributor.authorKeech, Jacob J.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Stephanie R.
dc.contributor.authorPeden, Amy E.
dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Kyra
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-27T13:14:28Z
dc.date.available2020-01-27T13:14:28Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationKeech, J. J., Smith, S. R., Peden, A. E., Hagger, M., & Hamilton, K. (2019). The lived experience of rescuing people who have driven into floodwater : understanding challenges and identifying areas for providing support. <i>Health Promotion Journal of Australia</i>, <i>30</i>(2), 252-257. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.181" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.181</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_28109310
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_77950
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67549
dc.description.abstractBackground Drowning is a major public health issue, with risk increasing during times of flood. Driving into floodwater is a major risk factor for flood‐related drowning and injury, and despite widespread public health campaigns, many people continue to undertake this risky behaviour and require rescue. Purpose We aimed to identify key challenges faced by emergency services personnel when rescuing those who have driven into floodwater, and to identify strategies for supporting rescuers in this important role. Methods Australian flood rescue operators (N = 8) who had previously rescued a driver who had driven into floodwater participated in semi‐structured interviews. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. Results Four challenges emerged from their experiences: involvement of untrained personnel; varying information provided by emergency telephone operators; behaviour of drivers complicating the rescue; people sightseeing floods or flood rescues or ignoring closed roads providing rescuers with sources of distraction and frustration. Conclusions We propose five strategies for translating these results into practice, including: training and protocol development for (i) emergency personnel and (ii) telephone operators; (iii) training for rescuers regarding non‐compliant rescuees; (iv) educating the public and (v) increasing compliance with closed roads. Current findings provide valuable insights into how rescuers can be supported in performing their roles, and implementation of these strategies has the potential to reduce fatalities occurring due to attempting to drive through floodwater. So what? The strategies presented have the potential to reduce the frequency and improve the outcomes of floodwater rescues, aiding in the prevention of injury and death.fi
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otheremergency services
dc.subject.otherinjury
dc.subject.otherqualitative methods
dc.titleThe lived experience of rescuing people who have driven into floodwater : understanding challenges and identifying areas for providing support
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202001201309
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntapsykologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSport and Exercise Psychologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2020-01-20T07:15:27Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange252-257
dc.relation.issn1036-1073
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume30
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dc.rights.copyright© 2018 Australian Health Promotion Association
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dc.relation.doi10.1002/hpja.181


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