The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

National Research Center for Traumatology assigned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

For students

Interested in participating in a research project at the Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology? We accept students from all faculties. Email us on ForskningKmc@regionostergotland.se!

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Student Projects

Fall term 2022

Placement of bleeding control kits in public spaces

In the work of spreading knowledge about bleeding control to the public, studies on where to place kits to stop bleedings are included, to be able to equip public spaces with the right kind of supplies for first aid interventions for life threatening bleeding. By creating models of milieus where Stop the Bleed-kits could be placed, one can investigate factors that affect how advantageous a placement is, and behaviours concerning seeking and handling of the kits. The project will create a VR (virtual reality) model of the Students’ building at Campus Valla, Linköping. The blueprint and furniture will reflect reality, and the model will include objects and signs that are relevant for emergency situations, such as emergency exists and signs indicating heart defibrillators. Modelling enables comparisons of behaviours in the model and in real life, which in itself is developing the method of using modelling in similar studies. With the aid of modelling, the project will investigate the following questions:

Where and how do study participants look for a bleeding control kit in an emergency situation?

Do participant seek bleeding control kits the same way in a VR-environment as in the real environment? 

To answer the questions, data collection will take place in a VR-environment and the Students’ building, by observation of study participants. The study will be performed by Petter Norrblom, Master Programme in Cognitive Sciences; supervisor Erik Prytz.

Student projects, previous terms

Layperson estimate of blood loss
Matilda Stenfelt
Supervisors: Erik Prytz, Carl-Oscar Jonson
Research focus area: Human Factors

Difficulties in situations of first aid for massive bleeding
Wilhelm Brodin
Supervisor: Erik Prytz
Research focus area: Human Factors

Follow-up study on Stop the Bleed-training of rescue services
Katarina Iversen
Supervisors: Erik Prytz, Carl-Oscar Jonson
Research focus area: Human Factors

Gene expression of primary keratinocytes in cell culture
Elin Karlsson
, Experimental and Medical Biosciences, year 1
Supervisors: Johan Junker, Jonathan Rakar
Research focus area: Experimental traumatology

Interaction analysis of the simulation exercise in project DARWIN
Patricia Lindblad,
Masters programme in Cognitive Science, year 1
Supervisors: Leelo Keevallik (Department of Culture and Society, IKOS), Erik Prytz
Research Focus Area: Human Factors

Task analysis and error analysis of layperson use of a tourinquet
Molly Lundberg, Masters programme in Cognitive Science, year 2, human factors-track
Supervisor: Erik Prytz
Research Focus Area: Human Factors 

Stop the Bleed, BLEED
Marc Friberg, research assistant, MSc cognitive science
Reaseach Focus Area: Human Factors, Modelling & simulation