Search for dissertations about: "mass casualty"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words mass casualty.

  1. 1. Preparedness for mass-casualty attacks on public transportation

    Author : Annelie Holgersson; Ulf Björnstig; Britt-Inger Saveman; Dzenan Sahovic; Per Örtenwall; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; antagonism; disaster medicine; emergency response; emergency organizations; mass transit; preparedness; rescue work; security; terrorism; kirurgi; Surgery;

    Abstract : Background: Public transportation constitutes a vulnerable sector in modern day society with a high probability of generating mass casualties if attacked. By preparing for mass-casualty attacks (MCAs), response can become more effective and public transportation can become a less rewarding target. READ MORE

  2. 2. Occupant casualties in bus and coach traffic : injury and crash mechanisms

    Author : Pontus Albertsson; Ulf Björnstig; Torbjörn Falkmer; Claes Tingvall; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Surgery; bus; coach; aerodynamics; crash; non-crash; cross-wind; injuries; weight distribution; road friction; restraints; haddons matrix; prevention; severe crash; mass casualty; major incident; alighting; boarding; incidents; Kirurgi; Surgery; Kirurgi; Surgery; kirurgi;

    Abstract : Background: The relevance of conducting this thesis is evident by the fact that bus and coach casualties have been “stubbornly stable” in Europe recent years and a need for investigating if a similar trend could be found in Sweden is therefore obvious. It was also important to add new knowledge to the bus and coach research in Sweden, since many areas were scarcely addressed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Development and evaluation of a new simulation model for education, research and quality assurance in disaster medicine

    Author : Kristina Lennquist Montán; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; major incident; mass casualty; disaster medicine; simulation model; education; quality assurance; triage; surge capacity; MRMI; MACSIM;

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  4. 4. Demand for Rapid and Accurate Regional Medical Response at Major Incidents

    Author : Heléne Nilsson; Tore Vikström; Carl‐Oscar Jonson; Michel Debacker; Linköpings universitet; []
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    Abstract : The ultimate goal in major incidents is to optimize care for the greatest number of patients. This means matching patients with facilities that have the appropriate resources available in sufficient quantities to provide the necessary care. A major incident is a situation where the available resources are inadequate in relation to the urgent need. READ MORE

  5. 5. Responding to Terrorist Attacks on Rail Bound Traffic : Challenges for Inter-organizational Collaboration

    Author : Veronica Strandh; Jan Engberg; Helena Lindholm Schultz; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; crisis management; terrorism; rail bound traffic; interorganizational collaboration; disaster medicine; scenario-based planning; preparedness; response; security;

    Abstract : Contemporary terrorism is becoming increasingly indiscriminate, and rail bound traffic appears to be vulnerable and at high risk for terrorist attacks. An attack targeting a train or subway system can have enormous implications, both in terms of human suffering and long-term societal consequences. READ MORE