IENC (International Emergency Nursing Camp) is an annual event that is organized by NCC Emergency, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta.
The purpose of this event is to enhance knowledge of students and health practitioners in disaster emergency management. The participant could learn about their role, evidence based and the development of disaster in the world. Beside of that, the participant could also learn how to improve their skill as the health practitioner in disaster management as well. This program is the first emergency nursing camp conducted in Indonesia, which runs two major programs: 1) seminar (panel discussion) held at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, and 2) camping event at Prambanan Camping Ground. (NCC Emergency ran the first event five years ago and since then many participants from several countries took part in our annual event. This year, the 5th IENC will be held on August 3rd-5th, 2018 with the theme “Maternity care in Disaster Management”
IENC was first held in 2013, initiated by the active members of NCC Emergency of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. Implementation of IENC was motivated by the lack of nurses’ contribution in emergency field. Therefore, IENC was established to introduce and show more about disaster emergency to nurses, so nurses can be more active in the field of disaster emergency.
The 1st IENC was held at December 14th-15th December, 2013, at AR Fachrudin Building B, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, and the camping event was held at Prambanan Camping Ground with the theme Let’s Be The Best Emergency Nursing Team Together. Prof. Je Kan Adler Collins from Fukuoka University of Japan was invited to the event, as the qualified and experienced instructor. There were about 200 participants in this event.
4th IENC “Collaborative Healing Process as Nursing Practice in Disaster Management”
Each year, IENC comes with a different theme. Last year, IENC theme was “Collaborative Healing Process As Nursing Practice in Disaster Management”. There were two main agendas; a panel discussion on Disaster Management in Nursing; Physically, Psychologically and Socially,and camping event. In the campsite, Participant could directly experience on their own how to be in real disaster situation and also joined many exciting outdoor activities, such as, Vertical Rescue, Horizontal Rescue, Disaster Simulation, basic life support, splint and bandage, and stabilization practices that led by the expert instructors.