The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

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

Modelling and Simulation

Research in the Focus Area “Modelling and Simulation” aims at developing and evaluating the use of simulation for training of medical practitioners, preparedness assessment of organizations and modelling of proposed interventions. Projects within the Focus Area include the development of a digital disaster management training system, DigEmergo®, and a method for modeling a health care region’s disaster management capacity to respond to a major incident with many critical patients. A computer software system has been developed to simulate emergency resources, staff, competences, patients and managers involved in such scenarios. The system uses a dynamic patient model to track each simulated patient and calculate preventable deaths depending on the health care organization’s capacity. Another project aims to model the Swedish Military medical organization and assess the capability to treat and manage wounded soldiers and get them to definitive care hospitals.

Coordinator for focus area ‘Modelling and Simulation’
is Dr Carl-Oscar Jonson