A. Rüter

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BACKGROUND Disaster medicine is a fairly young scientific discipline and there is a need for the development of new methods for evaluation and research. This includes full-scale disaster exercisers. A standardized concept on how to evaluate these exercises, could lead to easier identification of pitfalls caused by system-errors in the organization. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND In 2003, the Task Force on Quality Control of Disaster Management (WADEM) published guidelines for evaluation and research on health disaster management and recommended the development of a uniform data reporting tool. Standardized and complete reporting of data related to disaster medical response activities will facilitate the interpretation of(More)
INTRODUCTION In stressful situations such as the management of major incidents and disasters, the ability to work in a structured way is important. Medical management groups initially are formed by personnel from different operations that are on-call when the incident or disaster occurs. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test if performance(More)
BACKGROUND Registration of data from a major incident or disaster serves several purposes such as to record data for evaluation of response as well as for research. Data needed can often be retrieved after an incident while other must be recorded during the incident. There is a need for a consensus on what is essential to record from a disaster response.(More)
BACKGROUND Although disaster simulation trainings were widely used to test hospital disaster plans and train medical staff, the teaching performance of the instructors in disaster medicine training has never been evaluated. The aim of this study was to determine whether the performance indicators for measuring educational skill in disaster medicine training(More)
Anders Rüter and Tore Vikström, Indicateurs de performance: De la théorie à la pratique. Approche scientifique à propos de la médicine de catastrophe, 2009, Urgence Pratique, (93), 41-44. Sweden 2 Abstract The objective of this paper is to demonstrate a possible tool for the use of a quantitative research method that can be applied in disaster medicine.(More)
Introduction: Good staff procedure skills in a management group during incidents and disasters are believed to be a prerequisite for good management of the situation. However, this has not been demonstrated scientifically. Templates for evaluation results from performance indicators during simulation exercises have previously been tested. The aim of this(More)
The lateral line system of fish is important for many behaviors, including spatial orientation, prey detection, intraspecific communication, and entraining. With aid of the lateral line, fish perceive minute water motions. The smallest sensory unit of the lateral line is the neuromast, which occurs freestanding on the skin and in fluid-filled canals. We(More)
Introduction: Large, functional, disaster exercises are expensive to plan and execute, and often are difficult to evaluate objectively. Command and control in disaster medicine organizations can benefit from objective results from disaster exercises to identify areas that must be improved. Objective: The objective of this pilot study was to examine if it is(More)
Introduction Staff procedure skills usually are not taught during medical training. However, all staff involved in the management of major incidents and/or disasters and training in command and control must be trained in staff procedure skills in order to optimize results. This has been recognized by agencies involved in managing major incidents and(More)