Tore Vikström

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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 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)
BACKGROUND In a mass casualty situation, medical personnel must rapidly assess and prioritize patients for treatment and transport. Triage is an important tool for medical management in disaster situations. Lack of common international and Swedish triage guidelines could lead to confusion. Attending the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) provider course is(More)
BACKGROUND Timely decisions concerning mobilization and allocation of resources and distribution of casualties are crucial in medical management of major incidents. The aim of this study was to evaluate documented initial regional medical responses to major incidents by applying a set of 11 measurable performance indicators for regional medical command and(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 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)
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