Transfer and retrieval

The field of transfer and retrieval encompasses research on emergency medical dispatch, transport medicine and patient safety. This research is honing in on the optimization of processes of recognition, treatment, transportation, and patient outcomes, ensuring the best practices and patient outcomes.

Steming from the Air Ambulance cooperation, one of the major focus areas for transport research is transport of newborns – the NeoTrans project. This includes serveral safety aspects, physiology and stressors, standardisation of transports and innovations. This is a larger project involving several PhD students.

In emergency dispatch, we have focused on exploring, understanding and addressing issues that influence upon timely and adequate allocation of prehospital medical assistance and resources to cardiac arrest patients. A more current PhD project is exploring the perspectives of dispatchers and callers involved in the use of video streaming in medical emergency calls.  Additionally, investigation on whether the use of video streaming in medical emergency calls may have an impact on the first aid provided to injured patients by the public before professional medical assistance arrives.

Para-NASPP is a study on how to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of key quality indicators and factors/issues affecting assessment of patients with suspected acute stroke. There are currently three PhD students in this project. 

Differences between urban and rural areas, situation with infections, adverse events, search and rescue, preparedness, as well as the use of helicopter services are also studied.

By exploring these dimensions, the objective of this research is to provide insights into how emergency medical dispatchers influence patient care and outcomes as well as contribute to resource allocation. Gaining this understanding is paramount for the development of a healthcare system that is not only effective and safe but also equitable and sustainable amid evolving challenges and constraints.

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