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Acute/critically ill and injured

This research group focuses on facilitating and developing equal, safe and high-quality emergency health services, encompassing both individual care to patients and their next of kin, as well as service delivery and the role of healthcare personnel.

In addition, we aim to conduct research on education, simulation, and training to promote high quality education of specialized nurses and paramedics.

Our research spans the entire emergency chain for patients of all ages, from the initial call to the emergency medical service dispatch center, through the ambulance services, emergency out-patient clinics, emergency departments, operating theatre, and until the patient's discharge from the intensive care unit, or another specialized hospital department.

Most research group members are affiliated with educational programmes which train personnel for work throughout the emergency chain, and represent a diverse range of professions, such as specialized nurses, paramedics and physicians, as well as a legal expert, and a philosopher.

Our research group has expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research methods, as well as conducting systematic reviews. Our members also have experience in the use of registry data.

In the future we aim to enhance national and international collaboration and increase external funding, in order to conduct larger, multicenter studies which can increase the impact our research will have on the ongoing and future challenges in the health care sector.

Heads of research group

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  • Members

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  • Projects

  • Publications

    • A retrospective survey study of paramedic students’ exposure to SARS-CoV-2, participation in the COVID-19 pandemic response, and health-related quality of life. Kristin Häikiö et al. (2021).
    • "Bruk av tvang under ambulansetransport" (Use of force during ambulance transport). Nina Øye Thorvaldsen et al (2022).
    • Evaluating a training intervention for improving alignment between emergency medical telephone operators and callers: a pilot study of communication behaviours. Jennifer Gerwing et al (2021).
    • Facilitators of and barriers to reducing thirty-day readmissions and improving patient-reported outcomes after surgical aortic valve replacement: a process evaluation of the AVRre trial. Stein Ove Danielsen et al. (2020).
    • From hearing to seeing: medical dispatchers’ experience with use of video streaming in medical emergency calls – a quality study. Siri Idland et al. (2022).
    • Gamification of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) for simulation training—a feasibility study. Astrid Karina V Harring et al. (2023).
    • GP decisions to participate in emergencies: a randomised vignette study. Magnus Hjortdahl et al (2021).
    • Patients' experiences with a welfare technology application for remote home care: A longitudinal study. Lina Oelschlägel, Alfhild Dihle et al. (2022). 
    • Patients' experiences of well-being when being cared for in the intensive care unit. Kristin Halvorsen et al. (2021).
    • Prehospital screening of acute stroke with the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (ParaNASPP): a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. Mona Guterud og Maren Ranhoff Hov (2023).
    • Prevalence, location, and characteristics of chronic pain in intensive care survivors. Anne Kathrine Langerud et al (2018).
    • Safe pregnancy intervention for intimate partner violence: a randomised controlled trial in Norway among culturally diverse pregnant women. Eva Marie Flaathen et al (2022).
    • Self-care monitoring of heart failure symptoms and lung impedance at home following hospital discharge: longitudinal study. Ina Thon Aamodt et al. (2022). 
    • Starting parenting in isolation a qualitative user-initiated study of parents’ experiences with hospitalization in Neonatal Intensive Care units during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nina M. Kynø et al (2021).
    • Student nurses’ learning outcomes through participation in a clinical nursing research project: A qualitative study. Tove Børsting et al. (2020).