- Hans Morten Lossius, Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
- Kjetil Søreide, Stavanger University Hospital
SJTREM is the official journal of the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and is affiliated with 9 more societies involved in trauma, resuscitation, and emergency medicine in Scandinavia.
Gathering uniform data is necessary so comparative analysis can be performed enabling planners and emergency responders to identify tendencies and correlations between certain actions and outcomes in different types of incidents. Fattah et. al. report on this collaboration between the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and London HEMS to develop a template to report on major incidents via the new web site majorincidentreporting.org.
Long waiting times for emergency care are claimed to be caused by overcrowded emergency departments and non-effective working routines. This study (by Athlin et. al.) investigating the effects of teamwork in a Swedish emergency department on lead times and patient flow indicates that teamwork seems to contribute to the quality improvement of emergency care in terms of small but significant decreases in lead times. However, although efficient work processes such as teamwork are necessary to ensure safe patient care, it is likely not sufficient for bringing about larger decreases in lead times or for meeting the 4-hour target in the emergency department.
Aims & scope
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (SJTREM) encompasses all aspects of the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of acute illnesses and trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine, with particular interest in the multidisciplinary aspects of the chain of survival. Contributions focusing on education, training, implementation, as well as ethical and socio-economic aspects of trauma management are welcome.
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2013, 21:81
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine is proud to be affiliated with the following societies across Scandinavia:
- Swedish Society for Emergency Medicine
- Danish Society for Emergency Medicine
- Norwegian Resuscitation Council
- Danish Resuscitation Council
- Swedish Society for Disaster Medicine
- Norwegian Society for Disaster Medicine
- Swedish Society of Trauma Nurses
- SATS Students' Anaestesiological & Traumatological Society
- Danish Society of Emergency and Disaster medicine