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Svensson, A. (2019). Räddningsaktörers tidiga närvaro vid akuta situationer på svensk landsbygd. (Doctoral dissertation). Växjö: Linnaeus University Press
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2019 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Aim: The overall aim was to describe the first responders´ (FRs) experiences ofarriving early at emergency situations in rural areas in Sweden and the characteristicfeatures of the assignments they encounter. The four studies aimed to: describe critical incidents in which ambulance nurses experience worry in their professional life and the actions they take in order to prevent and cope with it (I), explore and describe experiences of the First Incident Person (FIP) assignment within an Fire Department (FD) (II), describe experiences of the While Waiting for the Ambulance (WWFA) assignment, as experienced by home healthcare nurses (III) and map out and describe WWFA assignments focusing on frequency, event time,CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and survival >30 days after performed CPR (IV).

Methods: The four studies in this thesis had both descriptive and explorative designs. They were analysed with qualitative and quantitative analysis methods.

Results: By dispatching FRs in rural areas an early presence at the scene of anaccident or emergency situation can be secured, which prevent full scenarios to happen and increase the possibility to save lives. However, FRs are worried about specific emergency situations as well as situations related to their work environment.Leaving ongoing work tasks cause ethical dilemmas and inner emotional worries why support before, during and after an FR assignment is sought for.

Conclusions: Generating effective interprofessional collaboration during FR assignment requires that the FRs work conditions are adopted to the assignment requirements for immediate response. The feeling of security disappears when the FRs are excluded from the group affiliation and the need to feel support in new interprofessional collaboration structures becomes clear. Support function based on individual requests is to be designed. Continuous collaborative exercises are required where all involved FRs participate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2019. p. 84
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations ; 349/2019
Keywords
Ambulance nurse, Dual dispatch, Emergency care, Firefighters, First incident person, First responder, Home healthcare, Nurses experiences, Prehospital emergency care, Scene of an accident, Worry.
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82346 (URN)978-91-88898-53-1 (ISBN)978-91-88898-54-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2019-05-24, Myrdal, Hus K, Växjö, 10:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Available from: 2019-05-02 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Lederman, J., Svensson, A. & Rantala, A. (2018). Absence of evidence-based and person-centred guidelines in the Swedish Emergency Medical Services - a patient safety issue?. International Emergency Nursing, 38, 56-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Absence of evidence-based and person-centred guidelines in the Swedish Emergency Medical Services - a patient safety issue?
2018 (English)In: International Emergency Nursing, ISSN 1755-599X, E-ISSN 1878-013X, Vol. 38, p. 56-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Prehospital, EMS, Patient safety, person-centred care, new pathways, non-conveyance
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76852 (URN)10.1016/j.ienj.2018.02.002 (DOI)000432470600010 ()
Available from: 2018-07-13 Created: 2018-07-13 Last updated: 2018-07-13Bibliographically approved
Herault, R. C., Lincke, A., Milrad, M., Forsgärde, E.-S., Elmqvist, C. & Svensson, A. (2018). Design and Evaluation of a 360 Degrees Interactive Video System to Support Collaborative Training for Nursing Students in Patient Trauma Treatment. In: Yang, JC Chang, M Wong, LH Rodrigo, MMT (Ed.), 26TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION (ICCE 2018): . Paper presented at 26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION, Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES, NOV 26-30, 2018 (pp. 298-303). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
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2018 (English)In: 26TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION (ICCE 2018) / [ed] Yang, JC Chang, M Wong, LH Rodrigo, MMT, Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2018, p. 298-303Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Extreme catastrophe situations are rare in Sweden, which makes training opportunities important to secure the competence among emergency personnel that should be actively involved during those situations. There is a need to conceptualize, design and implement interactive learning environments that allow to educate, train and assess these catastrophe situations more often and in different settings, conditions and places. In order to address these challenges, a prototype system has been designed and developed containing immersive interactive 360 degrees educational videos that are available via a web browser. The content of these videos includes simulated learning scenes of a trauma team working at the hospital emergency department. Different types of interaction mechanisms are integrated within the videos in which learners should act upon and respond. The prototype was tested during the fall term 2017 with 17 students from the specialist nursing program, and four medical experts. These activities were assessed in order to get new insights into issues related to the proposed approach and feedback connected to the usefulness, usability and learnability of the suggested prototype. The initial outcomes of the evaluation indicate that the system can provide students with novel interaction mechanisms to improve their skills and it can be applied as a complementary tool to the methods used currently in their education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2018
Keywords
emergency preparedness, interactive learning, nurse specialists, trauma, 360 degrees interactive videos
National Category
Media and Communication Technology Nursing
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology; Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80292 (URN)000456331300047 ()2-s2.0-85060015828 (Scopus ID)
Conference
26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION, Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES, NOV 26-30, 2018
Available from: 2019-02-08 Created: 2019-02-08 Last updated: 2019-06-05Bibliographically approved
Svensson, A., Almerud Österberg, S., Fridlund, B., Stening, K. & Elmqvist, C. (2018). Firefighters as First Incident Persons: breaking the chain of events and becoming a new link in the chain of survival. International Journal of Emergency Services, 7(2), 120-133
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Firefighters as First Incident Persons: breaking the chain of events and becoming a new link in the chain of survival
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Emergency Services, ISSN 2047-0894, E-ISSN 2047-0908, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 120-133Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose In order to shorten the response time, two part-time fire departments (FDs) in Sweden initialize a first incident person (FIP) assignment. This is done by alarming the crew manager as an FIP, responding in a separate emergency vehicle, and by arriving at the scene before rest of the crew. The purpose of this paper is to explore and describe experiences of the FIP assignment within an FD. Design/methodology/approach A multimethod design was used, influenced by Creswell and Plano Clark's (2011) explanatory sequential mixed method design including emergency reports, a questionnaire and interviews. Findings The results show that the FIP assignment was a function that secured an early presence at the scene of an accident or emergency situations, which is beneficial for society in the form of a safety factor, for the firefighters in the form of early prior information on what to expect at the scene and for the patient in the form of early existential support and increased chances of survival. Originality/value In order to prevent full scenarios to happen and get the chance to save lives, an early response must be ensured. Hence, studies must be made in different settings, based on its unique conditions. This study indicates that by implementing FIP in FDs placed in a rural area, the FIP can break the chain of events and becoming a new link in the chain of survival.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69815 (URN)10.1108/IJES-10-2017-0051 (DOI)000432829500004 ()2-s2.0-85040866305 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-12 Created: 2018-01-12 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Svensson, A., Fridlund, B., Wångmar, E. & Elmqvist, C. (2016). Home healthcare nurses’ experiences of being on stand by as a first responder in a ‘While Waiting For the Ambulance’ assignment. Nordic journal of nursing research, 36(4), 184-191
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Home healthcare nurses’ experiences of being on stand by as a first responder in a ‘While Waiting For the Ambulance’ assignment
2016 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 184-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to describe experiences of the ‘While Waiting for the Ambulance’ (WWFA) assignment, as described by home healthcare nurses (HHCNs). Since the early 1990s, municipal resources in Sweden, preferably firefighters, have been dispatched on WWFA. In order to further assist the local residents on an island in the southwest of Sweden, HHCNs have recently begun accompanying firefighters on WWFA. A reflective lifeworld approach was used for data analysis including in-depth interviews with eight HHCNs. When WWFA was established, the HHCNs experienced lack of clarity in where their responsibilities start and end. A split role is described, and there is a paradox in that the responders are meant to collaborate toward saving lives, when the assignment itself has a lack of collaborative structure. Ethical dilemmas and inner emotional worries led to the nurses expressing a need for support before, during and after WWFA.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
Keywords
First responder, Home healthcare, Nurses experiences, Phenomenology, Prehospital emergency care
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50716 (URN)10.1177/2057158516637236 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-03-15 Created: 2016-03-15 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Svensson, A., Rantala, A. & Lerderman, J. (2016). Pre-hospital assessments and patient safety: An important area of research. In: PreHospen Conference 2016, 7th PreHospen Conference in Prehospital Emergency Care, 10-11 March: . Paper presented at PreHospen Conference 2016, 7th PreHospen Conference in Prehospital Emergency Care, 10-11 March.
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2016 (English)In: PreHospen Conference 2016, 7th PreHospen Conference in Prehospital Emergency Care, 10-11 March, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50718 (URN)
Conference
PreHospen Conference 2016, 7th PreHospen Conference in Prehospital Emergency Care, 10-11 March
Available from: 2016-03-15 Created: 2016-03-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Svensson, A. (2015). Home healthcare nurses' experiences of conducting WWFA (while waiting for the ambulance) together with the firefighters: an interprofessional collaboration. In: Dilemmas - organizing, designing and managing. 10-11 September, 2015: . Paper presented at Dilemmas - organizing, designing and managing. 10-11 September, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Home healthcare nurses' experiences of conducting WWFA (while waiting for the ambulance) together with the firefighters: an interprofessional collaboration
2015 (English)In: Dilemmas - organizing, designing and managing. 10-11 September, 2015, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50719 (URN)
Conference
Dilemmas - organizing, designing and managing. 10-11 September, 2015
Note

Ej belagd, 160323

Available from: 2016-03-15 Created: 2016-03-15 Last updated: 2016-03-23Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, M. & Svensson, A. (2014). Akut omhändertagande på skadeplats, i ambulans och under transport (1ed.). In: Carina Elmqvist, Sofia Almerud Österberg (Ed.), Akut omhändertagande av trauma: på skadeplats och akutmottagning (pp. 79-114). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Akut omhändertagande på skadeplats, i ambulans och under transport
2014 (Swedish)In: Akut omhändertagande av trauma: på skadeplats och akutmottagning / [ed] Carina Elmqvist, Sofia Almerud Österberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 1, p. 79-114Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014 Edition: 1
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-47709 (URN)9789144086774 (ISBN)
Note

Syftet med denna bok är att ge en kronologisk beskrivning av ett akut omhändertagande efter en trafik­olycka. Det scenario som boken grundar sig i betraktas som en allvarlig händelse, det vill säga en händelse där många personer är drabbade och där polis,räddningstjänst och ambulanssjukvård samverkar på skadeplats och där ett ökat beredskapsläge påkallas på sjukhuset.

Boken är skriven av sjuksköterskor och läkare med lång klinisk erfarenhet av akut omhändertagande. Vidare medverkar personer från polis, räddningstjänst, länsstyrelsen och Katastrofmedicinskt centrum med specialkompetens inom samhällets organisation och beredskap vid olyckor.

Denna bok riktar sig främst till sjuksköterskestudenter, studenter vid polisutbildningen samt studerande vid utbildning till del- och heltidsbrandman. Boken kan med fördel även användas på avancerad nivå såsom specialistutbildning till ambulanssjuksköterska eller andra utbildningar och kurser inom akutsjukvårdsområdet. Även yrkesverksamma inom nämnda områden kan använda boken.

Available from: 2015-12-04 Created: 2015-12-04 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved
Berntsson, T., Axelsson, C., Bremer, A., Bång, A., Claesson, A., Wireklint Sundström, B., . . . Adolfsson, A. (2013). Inget händer trots kända brister inom ambulanssjukvården [Review]. Svenska Dagbladet, 19 maj
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2013 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, Vol. 19 majArticle, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Schibsted Forlag, 2013
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-47719 (URN)
Note

När någon skadas vid en olycka eller drabbas av allvarlig sjukdom förväntar vi oss trygg, snabb och kvalificerad hjälp av ambulanssjukvården. Men avsaknaden av nationella riktlinjer för ambulanssjukvård har inneburit att vårdkvalitet och tillgänglighet varierar över landet. Med lokala skillnader i organisation, riktlinjer och tillsyn är risken stor att patientsäkerheten hotas, skriver Nätverket för utbildning av ambulanssjuksköterskor.

Available from: 2015-12-04 Created: 2015-12-04 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Svensson, A. & Fridlund, B. (2008). Experiences of and actions towards worries among ambulance nurses in their professional life: a critical incident study. International Emergency Nursing, 16(1), 35-42
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences of and actions towards worries among ambulance nurses in their professional life: a critical incident study
2008 (English)In: International Emergency Nursing, ISSN 1755-599X, E-ISSN 1878-013X, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 35-42Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nurses working in the ambulance service are frequently exposed to situations in which they have to take sole responsibility for sick or injured patients, many of which can be emotionally trying. The purpose of this study was therefore to describe critical incidents in which ambulance nurses experience worry in their professional life and the actions they take in order to prevent and cope with it. The sample consisted of 13 male and 12 female nurses working in ambulance services in three small to medium-sized counties in the south of Sweden. The data were collected by means of interviews and analysed according to Critical Incident Technique (CIT). The result showed that nurses worried about specific emergency situations as well as situations related to their working environment. Worry was alleviated by their own actions or with help from others. It was also shown that, with increasing experience, came a responsibility to be able to cope with all kinds of situations. This responsibility was experienced as worrying. However, if the nurse felt confident in their colleague, the worry could ease. It was concluded that the worry experienced by ambulance nurses in specific emergency situations requires flexibility on the part of the ambulance service. Nurses must be given the opportunity to address their worries in the way that is most appropriate for each individual.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2008
Keywords
Ambulance nurse, Worry, Qualitative method, Ambulance service
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41413 (URN)10.1016/j.ienj.2007.10.002 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-03-26 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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