Emergency care outside of hospitals is in Sweden handled by ambulance and fire brigade services. The fire brigade are responsible for medical care at the scene of the accident or in patients home until the ambulance arrives. In cases where an ambulance is not available, the fire brigade care for sick or injured patients in their homes. This means that emergency personnel in the fire department needs a thorough medical training. In a step to ensure the quality of firefighters CPR, we perform simulation with feedback. This intervention projects continues with the firemen simulates saving people from a burning building and traffic accident with seriously injured patient.
In the Swedish defence, military combat medics and military ambulance nurses works in a similar way as a civilian ambulance staff do. To oversee the quality of the military simulation training we conducted a simulation project. The project involves military personnel were skills are qualitatively and quantitatively mapped. For me it means that I have rubber boots and a GoPro camera on my helmet. I draw the limit at sleeping in a tent. I simply will not.
My absolute interest is simulation of emergency and disaster medicine. My hope is to begin simulate more of our bachelor programs. Simulation helps students to be prepared for a reality where emergency care, ethics and communication is important both for the patient's experience of care, but in some cases also for the patients ability to survive.
In nursing, we often lectures in specific areas, such as fluid balance, neurology and orthopedics. We teach practical elements of our Clinical Training Center in all semesters of nursing. We also tutor students on their bachelor thesis.
I conduct my research in cooperation with PreHospen at the University of Borås, Karlstad Emergency services, Swedish Defence Medicine and Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, Prehospital Special Interest Group.
In the preparation of simulation scenarios I used to put my "patient" on the kitchen table at home. When I heard my children come I shouted, "I have placed the manikin on the table and I have broken both his legs. He's bleeding a lot, too".
Now they are used to it. My daughter just shouts "There is a dead man on the hall floor".
The assessment of patients exposed to high energy trauma / Anna Abelsson
The research is directed towards the specialist ambulance nurse and the care of patients exposed to high energy trauma, such as traffic accidents, falls from heights or gunshot wounds.
The research examines how simulation can create skills and experience amoung the specialist ambulance nurses. Simulation allows for repeated training on scenarios that would otherwise be managed by an specialist ambulance nurse with no previous training.