The aim of the project is to investigate how well individuals who have undergone training for pre-hospital bleeding control can perform and apply the acquired knowledge in challenging and stressful situations.
The project seeks to answer the following specific questions:
- How is the performance of civilian laypersons affected by acute stress when performing lifesaving first aid actions?
- How are professional, civilian rescue personnel affected under the same conditions?
The study is based on previous work by Schreckengaust et al. (2018), who claims that stress has a negative impact on performing pre-hospital bleeding control actions in a military population. The project aims to replicate the study for validation and for generalization of the results in a civilian population of laypersons and professionals.