Guttorm Brattebø

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lectrolyte abnormalities can cause cardiac rrhythmias or cardiopulmonary arrest. Lifehreatening arrhythmias are associated commonly ith potassium disorders, particularly hyperalaemia, and less commonly with disorders of erum calcium and magnesium. In some cases herapy for life-threatening electrolyte disorders hould start before the laboratory results(More)
Modern medicine is complex. Reports and surveys demonstrate that patient safety is a major problem. Health educators focus on professional knowledge and less on how to improve patient care and safety. The ability to act as part of a team, fostering communication, co-operation and leadership is seldom found in health education. This paper reports the(More)
BACKGROUND Although there are numerous supraglottic airway alternatives to endotracheal intubation, it remains unclear which airway technique is optimal for use in prehospital cardiac arrests. We evaluated the use of the laryngeal tube (LT) as an airway management tool among adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients treated by our ambulance(More)
CONTEXT & OBJECTIVE Norwegian hospitals' trauma teams are seldom exposed to severely injured patients. We developed and implemented a one-day multi-professional training course for hospital trauma teams in order to improve communication, cooperation and leadership. METHODS Training courses were held in 28 Norwegian hospitals with learning objectives:(More)
Postoperative headache and backpain has limited the use of intrathecal anaesthesia in younger patients (15-45 years). We studied postoperative complaints among 133 healthy young patients (mean age 30.0 years, 47% females) who received spinal anaesthesia with a 27G needle. Postoperatively, 5 patients (4%) complained of postdural puncture headache (PDPH), 18(More)
BACKGROUND Norway has 50 trauma hospitals serving a geographically disperse population (4.6 million) and many have low trauma case loads. We showed that personnel find functioning as a team especially challenging, and developed a 1-day training course, arranged locally at each hospital, focused on team training in communication, leadership, and cooperation(More)
BACKGROUND Non-technical skills are seen as an important contributor to reducing adverse events and improving medical management in healthcare teams. Previous research on the effectiveness of teams has suggested that shared mental models facilitate coordination and team performance. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether demonstrated teamwork(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic and multiprofessional trauma team training using simulation was introduced in Norway in 1997. The concept was developed out of necessity in two district general hospitals and one university hospital but gradually spread to 45 of Norway's 50 acute-care hospitals over the next decade. Implementation in the hospitals has varied from being(More)
PROBLEM Need for improved sedation strategy for adults receiving ventilator support. DESIGN Observational study of effect of introduction of guidelines to improve the doctors' and nurses' performance. The project was a prospective improvement and was part of a national quality improvement collaborative. BACKGROUND AND SETTING A general mixed surgical(More)
G. Brattebø8 · H. Brugger9 · J. Dunning10 · S. Hunyadi-Antičević11 · R.W. Koster12 · D.J. Lockey13 · C. Lott14 · P. Paal15,16 · G.D. Perkins17,18 · C. Sandroni19 · K.-C. Thies20 · D.A. Zideman21 · J.P. Nolan22 1 Emergency Medical Services, Hradec Králové Region, Hradec Králové, Tschechien 2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine,(More)