The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

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

Publications Archive


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Haverkamp, F.J.C., van Gennip, L., Muhrbeck, M. Harald Veen, Andreas Wladis & Edward C. T. H. Tan
Global surgery for paediatric casualties in armed conflict.
World Journal of Emergency Surgery 14, 55. Published December 9.

Prytz, E. G., Hallbeck, S., Goolsby, C., Jonson, C., Langhelm, R., Mehta, R. K., … Wilson, D. P.
First and Immediate Responders: Current Capability Needs and Research Challenges. 
Panel discussion. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2019 Annual Meeting, 640–641.  Published November 20.

Fredrik Bäckström,  Denise Bäckström, Lin Sadi, Peter Andersson, Andreas Wladis. 
Surgical Needs at the End of the Battle of Mosul: Results from Mosul General Hospital 
World Journal of Surgery. Published online November 1.

Hermelin, J., Bengtsson, K., Woltjer, R., Trnka, J., Thorstensson, M., Pettersson, J., … Jonson, C.-O.
Operationalising resilience for disaster medicine practitioners: capability development through training, simulation and reflection.
Cognition, Technology & Work. Published September 12.

Lönnqvist, S., Junker J.P.E., Sedell, M., Nyman, E., Kratz, Gunnar.   
Tracking keratinocytes and melanocytes using carboxyfluorescein hydroxysuccinimidyl ester staining. 
Plos One. Published August 29.

Muhrbeck M, Holmgren K, Osman Z, von Schreeb J, Wladis A, Andersson P.  
Trends in demographics and surgical treatment of weapon related limb injuries over two decades in a resource-scarce setting World Journal of Surgery. Published online August 12.

Abdalla M, Norblad R, Olsson M, Landerholm K, Andersson P, Johan D Söderholm, Andersson R, Myrelid P.
Quality of life in ulcerative colitis patients restored with pelvic pouch or ileo-rectal anastomosis after colectomy
Dig. Dis. Sciences Published online Aug 1, 2019
doi.org/10.1007/s1062 0-019-05757 -6  

Beard JH, Ohene-Yeboah M, Tabiri S, Amoako JKA, Abantanga FA, Sims CA, Nordin P, Wladis A, Harris HW,
Löfgren J.  
Outcomes After Inguinal Hernia Repair With Mesh Performed by Medical Doctors and Surgeons in Ghana.
 JAMA Surgery. Published online June 26.

Bethany Lowndes, Katherine Law, Amro Abdelrahman, Erik Prytz, Carl-Oscar Jonson et al: 
Preliminary Investigation of Civilian Clinician Perspectives & Just-in-Time Guidance for Tourniquet Use to “Stop the Bleed” 
Military Medicine, Volume 184, Issue Supplement_1, March-April 2019, Pages 28–36 

Wladis, A., Roy, N. and Löfgren, J. 
Lessons for all from the early years of the global surgery initiative
British Journal of Surgery, 106: e14-e16. Published January 8.


Prytz, E., & Jonson, C-O. (2019).
Utveckling av ett svenskt utbildningskoncept utifrån det amerikanska konceptet Stop the Bleed.
Technical report MSB: MSB1349

Conference Proceedings 2019

Jonson, C., Andersson, F., & Prytz, E. (2019). Efficacy of Video-Based Instructions for Laypeople Bleeding Control Education. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,34(S1), S90-S90. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19001870

Junker, J., Jonson, C., & Henricson, J. (2019). Standardized Measurement of Capillary Refill Time using Novel Technology. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,34(S1), S167-S168. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19003820

Prytz, E., Jacobsson, A., & Jonson, C. (2019). The Effect of Moulage on Immersion, Realism, and Learning in a Traffic Accident Training Scenario for Police, Rescue Service, and Ambulance Students. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,34(S1), S17-S18. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19000529

Pettersson, R., Jonson, C., Berggren, P., Woltjer, R., Hermelin, J., & Prytz, E. (2019). Resilience Training of Regional Medical Command and Control. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,34(S1), S164-S165. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19003741

Cronqvist, M., Jonson, C., & Prytz, E. (2019). Development and Initial Validation of a Stochastic Discrete Event Simulation to Assess Disaster Preparedness. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,34(S1), S118-S118. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19002528

Prytz, E., Åkerstedt, Z., Lidestam, B., Lampi, M., & Jonson, C. (2019). A Pilot Investigation of the Effect of Transport-Related Factors on Care Quality in a Moving Ambulance. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,34(S1), S158-S158. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19003571

Lantz Cronqvist, M., Philips R.R., Jonson, C.O., Prytz, E. (2019). Preliminary findings of an empirical study into human ability to accurately perform visual estimates of blood loss. Proceedings of the 15th SweCog conference of the Swedish Cognitive Science Society. Page 43.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Prytz, E. G., Norén, C., & Jonson, C.-O. (2018).
Fixation Differences in Visual Search of Accident Scenes by Novices and Expert Emergency Responders. 
Human Factors60(8), 1219–1227. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720818788142

John, RT, Henricson, J, Junker, J, et al. 
A cool response—The influence of ambient temperature on capillary refill time. 
J. Biophotonics. 2018; 11:e201700371. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.201700371

Andersson, P., Muhrbeck, M., Veen, H. et al. 
Hospital Workload for Weapon-Wounded Females Treated by the International Committee of the Red Cross: More Work Needed than for Males. 
World J Surg42, 93–98 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-017-4160-y

Lampi M, Junker JPE, Tabu JS, Berggren P, Jonson CO, Wladis A.
Potential benefits of triage for the trauma patient in a Kenyan emergency department. 
BMC Emerg Med. 2018;18(1):49. Published 2018 Nov 29. doi:10.1186/s12873-018-0200-7

Haverkamp, F.J.C., Veen, H., Hoencamp, R., Muhrbeck, M., Wladis, A., Tan, E. 
Prepared for Mission? A Survey of Medical Personnel Training Needs Within the International Committee of the Red Cross. 
World J Surg42, 3493–3500 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-018-4651-5


Åkerstedt, Z., Lidestam, B., & Prytz, E. (2018). Akutvård under ambulansfärd: Naturalistiska data från simulerade typsituationer vid körning på testbana. Technical report, VTI: VTI #984–2018

Conference proceedings

Cedrini, V., Mancini, M., Rosi, L., Mandarino, G., Giorgi, S., Herrera, I., … Ruscio, D. (2018). Improving resilience management for critical infrastructures – Strategies and practices across air traffic management and healthcare. Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World: Proceedings of ESREL 2018 (p. 3234). London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group.

Berggren, P., Svensson, F., Lampi, M., & Prytz, E. (2018). Battlefield trauma care. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 62nd Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, October 1-5, 2018


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Rybing, J., Prytz, E., Hornwall, J., Nilsson, H., Jonson, C.-O., & Bang, M. (2017).
Designing a Digital Medical Management Training Simulator Using Distributed Cognition Theory. 
Simulation & Gaming48(1), 131–152. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046878116676511

Lampi, M., Junker, J., Berggren, P., Jonson, C.-O., & Vikström, T. (2017).
Pre-hospital triage performance after standardized trauma courses. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 25(1), 53. http://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-017-0395-8  

Jonson, C.-O., Pettersson, J., Rybing, J., Nilsson, H., & Prytz, E. (2017).
Short simulation exercises to improve emergency department nurses’ self-efficacy for initial disaster management: Controlled before and after study.
Nurse Education Today, 55(March), 20–25 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.04.020  

Michael Rosander, Carl-Oscar Jonson. (2017). Professional confidence in the roles as ambulance and medical incident commander
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management [Internet]. 2017 Jan; http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1468-5973.12156 

Scerbo, M.W., Britt, R.C., Montano, M., Kennedy, R.A., Prytz, E., & Stefanidis, D. (2017).
The Effects of a retention interval and refresher session on intracorporeal suturing and knot tying skill and mental workload. Surgery, 161(5). doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.11.011

Conference proceedings

Petterson, J., Jonson, C.-O., Prytz, E., Carlsson, H., & Nilsson, H. (2017). The importance of using the designated duty officers when assessing a medical response organization. 10th European Public Health Conference (EPH), Stockholm, Sweden, November 1-4, 2017. 

Forsyth, K. L., Lowndes, B. R., Abdelrahman, A., Prytz, E., Johnson, C.-O., Sztajnkrycer, M. D., Franz, W. B., Blocker, R. C., Hallbeck, M. S. (2017). A Preliminary Investigation of Clinician Perspectives and Just-in-Time Guidance for Tourniquet Use. Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee, FL., August 27-30, 2017. 

Lowndes, B. R., Forsyth, K. L., Prytz, E., Johnson, C.-O., Abdelrahman, A., Sztajnkrycer, M. D., Franz, W. B., Blocker, R. C., Hallbeck, M. S. (2017). A Preliminary Comparison of Three Tourniquet Instructions for On-the-Job Training during a Simulated Tourniquet Application. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting. Austin, TX, October 9-13, 2017. 

Forsyth, K. L., Lowndes, B. R., Prytz, E., Jonson, C.-O., Sztajnkrycer, M. D., Heller, S. F., Hallbeck, M. S., & Blocker, R. (2017). Improving instructions to stop the bleed. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, October 9-13, 2017.  

Parry, D., Norris, T., Gonzalez, J., Gil, M., Kostadinov, R., Pilemalm, S., Jonson, C.-O., Prytz, E., Khazanchi, D., Scott, R.,, Dugdale, J., Kirk, R.. (2017). Putting the “eHealth” into Disaster eHealth, Workshop at the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics 2017, Hangzhou, China, August 21-25 2017. 

Pettersson, J., Nilsson, H., Jonson, C.-O., & Berggren, P. (2017). Functional quality indicators for assessing health care initial response to societal disturbances for education. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. http://doi.org/10.1017/s1049023x17001789  

Jonson, C.-O., Rosenqvist, S., Forsberg, R., Aléx, J., & Prytz, E. (2017). Hierarchical Task Analysis as a Method to Support Emergency Response Planning. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S19–S20. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X17000723  

Jonson, C.-O., Prytz, E., & Jansson, O. (2017). A Social Network Analysis of the Emergency Medical Command During a Live CBRNE Exercise. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S223–S224. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X17005787  

Junker, J., & Jonson, C.-O. (2017). Prehospital Monitoring of Vital Parameters Using a Novel Device – RespiHeart. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S165–S166. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X17004460  

Prytz, E., Rybing, J., Carlsson, H., & Jonson, C.-O. (2017). Evaluating, Learning and Simulation Exercise for Efficacy, A Course on Advanced Prehospital Trauma Care. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S222–S223. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X17005763 


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Prytz EG, Rybing J, Jonson C-O. 
Workload differences across command levels and emergency response organizations during a major joint training exercise  
J Emerg Manag. 2016;14(4):289–97.

Jonas Rybing, Heléne Nilsson, Carl-Oscar Jonson & Magnus Bang (2016). 
Studying distributed cognition of simulation-based team training with DiCoT.
Ergonomics, 59:3, 423-434, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1074290


Bengtsson, K., Jonson C.O & Prytz, E.
Framtidens skadeplats – Intervjuer med landstingens beredskapssamordnare
CARER rapport 2016:19, Linköping University Press, Sweden 2016

Prytz, E.,Jonson, C-O., Pilemalm, S., Stenberg, R., Holgersson, S., Andersson, T.
Att hantera framtidens skadeplatser: scenarier och utgångspunkter för kunskapsutveckling runt räddningsinsatser och skadeplatsarbete.
CARER rapport 2016:18, Linköping University Press, Sweden 2016

Conference proceedings

Herrera, I.A., Grøtan, T.O., Woltjer, R., Nevhage, B., Nilsson, S., Trnka J., Adini, B., Cohen, O., Forsberg, R., Jonson, C.O., (2016). Applying resilience concepts in crisis management and critical infrastructures—the DARWIN project. Proceedings of the 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016, Glasgow, Scotland, 25-26 September 2016. Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice – Walls, Revie & Bedford (Eds) © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-02997-2

Rybing, J, Prytz, E., Larsson, J, & Jonson, C.-O. (2016). Preliminary Validation Results of DigEmergo for Surge Capacity Management
The 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 22-25, 2016.

Prytz, E. (2016). A method framework for usability testing of medical devices. Medicinteknikdagarna, Örebro, Sweden, October 5-6, 2016.

Ohlander, U., Linger, O., Hägg, V., Nilsson, L., Holmqvist, Å., Durefors, S,. Alfredson, J., Prytz, E. (2016). Performance and Workload Using Low-Cost Gaze-Control for Simulated Flight Tasks. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, October 26-28, 2016.

Scerbo, M., Prytz, E., Britt, R., Kennedy, R., & Stefanidis, D. (2016). Laparoscopic Skill and Mental Workload Measured over Retention Interval. 16th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care, San Diego, CA., January 16-20, 2016.

Prytz, E., Kristoffersson, A., Lindén, M., Petrovic, N., Ahmed, M., Lind, L. (2016). E-care@home: Initial Usability Considerations. Poster at Medicinteknikdagarna, Örebro, Sweden, October 5-6, 2016.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Nilsson, A., Åslund, K., Lampi, M. et al. 
Improved and sustained triage skills in firemen after a short training intervention. 
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med23, 81 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-015-0162-7

Prytz, E.G., Rybing, J., Carlström, E., Khorram-Manesh, A. and Jonson, C.-O. (2015)
Exploring prehospital C2-work during a mass gathering event
International Journal of Emergency Services, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 227-241. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-04-2015-0016


Prytz, E., Nilsson, H, & Jonson, C-O. (2015). Studie IV – Nuvarande forskningsläge för träning. In H Nilsson & C-O Jonson (Eds.) Katastrofmedicinsk beredskap 2014: en nulägesbeskrivning i ett före, under och efter perspektiv utifrån en allvarlig händelse med många svårt skadade
Technical report, KcKM, Linköping University: KMC-2015-10.

Conference proceedings

Prytz, E., Rybing, J., Jonson, C.-O., Petterson, A., Berggren, P., & Johansson, B. (2015). An exploratory study of a low-level shared awareness measure using mission-critical locations during an emergency exercise. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting59(1), 1152–1156. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931215591178

Rybing, J., Prytz, E., Hornwall, J., Jonson, C.-O., Nilsson, H., & Bång, M. (2015). Preliminary evaluation results of DigEmergo – a digital simulator prototype for disaster and emergency management training. 19th World congress on disaster and emergency medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, April 21-24, 2015.

Prytz, E., Hodza-Beganovic, R., Carlsson, H., Nilsson, H., & Jonson, C.-O. (2015). Identifying the Educational and Technical Needs of the Emergency Dispatch Service in Kosovo using Hierarchical Task Analysis. 19th World congress on disaster and emergency medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, April 21-24, 2015.

Maria Lampi, Heléne Nilsson, Tore Vikström, Carl-Oscar Jonson. (2015). PHTLS and ATLS providers’ ability to perform triage by using the mnemonic ABCDE in a simulated major incident. 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM 2015), Capetown; 05/2015

Prytz, E., & Rybing, J. (2015). Evaluation of a Novel Method to Study Inter-Organizational Coordination in Medical Command and Control Centers. 19th World congress on disaster and emergency medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, April 21-24, 2015.


Conference prodeedings

Bång, M., Prytz, E., Rybing, J., & Timpka, T. (2014). Cognitive design of a digital desk for the emergency room setting. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 15-19, 2014.

Prytz, E., & Scerbo, M. (2014). The effects of a workload transition on stress over time. Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL, October 27-31, 2014.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lampi, M., Vikström, T. & Jonson, C.
Triage performance of Swedish physicians using the ATLS algorithm in a simulated mass casualty incident: a prospective cross-sectional survey. 
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med21, 90 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-7241-21-90

Heléne Nilsson, Carl-Oscar Jonson, Tore Vikström, Eva Bengtsson, Johan Thorfinn, Fredrik Huss, Morten Kildal, Folke Sjöberg,
Simulation-assisted burn disaster planning,
Burns, Volume 39, Issue 6, 2013 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2013.01.018.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Nilsson, H., Vikström, T. & Jonson, C.
Performance indicators for initial regional medical response to major incidents: a possible quality control tool. 
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med20, 81 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-7241-20-81

Conference proceedings

H Nilsson, CO Jonson, T Vikström, E Bengtsson, J Thorfinn, F Huss, M Kildahl,F Sjöberg. (2012). Testing the first national burn disaster management plan in Sweden. 7th European Congress on Emergency Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.10/2012