Disaster Medicine

Centre for Teaching and Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology
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Knowledge within the field of disaster medicine forms the basis of the preparedness of the health care system for disastrous events. Research in disaster medicine is associated with both every-day health care and patient care, and preparedness for extreme events.

Research performed at the Centre for Teaching & Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology (KMC) is multidisciplinary and includes both basic research and research aimed at strenghtening the complete trauma chain. This means research on prevention and preparedness, the accident site and pre-hospital care, and patient care and rehabilitation. The key word for research at KMC is multidisciplinarity, and the research has a basis in identified needs where the patient is central to the research question. 

KMC at Linköping University is placed under the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. KMC is responsible for disaster preparedness on the regional level of the county of Östergötland.

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Focus areas in Disaster Medicine.


Student projects

Are you a student and interested in doing projects at the Centre for Teaching & Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology (KMC)? Contact forskningkmc@regionostergotland.se


Demonstration of a mass injury incident and application of pressure to fictive bleeding.

Where to place lifesaving bleeding control first aid equipment

Where should bleeding control equipment be located to save as many lives as possible? Researchers have found the answer to this through computer simulations of a bomb exploding in a shopping centre.

Two portraits next to each other. One on a woman named Lotta and one on a man named Damon.

Young LiU researchers meet Nobel laureates in Germany

Two young researchers from LiU have been selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in June 2023. Lotta Velin and Damon Frampton are among 600 young researchers from around the world who will meet 40 Nobel laureates in Germany.

Woman in diving suit.

British researcher corporate with liu about drowning accident

The British researcher Dr. Lorna Dennison-Wilkins research about how to facilitate the search for a person in water. She has started a collaboration with CARER and she is impressed with how LiU collaborates with authorities and others in this area.


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Jessica H. Beard, Michael Ohene-Yeboah, Stephen Tabiri, Joachim K. A. Amoako, Francis A. Abantanga, Carrie A. Sims, Paer Nordin, Andreas Wladis, Hobart W. Harris, Jenny Lofgren (2019)

JAMA Surgery , Vol.154 , s.853-859 Continue to DOI

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Bethany Lowndes, Katherine Law, Amro Abdelrahman, Erik Prytz, Carl-Oscar Jonson, Matthew Sztajnkrycer, Hunter Hawthorne, Walter Franz, Renaldo Blocker, M. Susan Hallbeck (2019)

Military medicine , Vol.184 , s.28-36 Continue to DOI

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Susanna Lönnqvist, Johan Junker, Maria Sedell, Erika (Svensson) Nyman, Gunnar Kratz (2019)

PLOS ONE , Vol.14 Continue to DOI

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Måns Muhrbeck, Kaspar Holmgren, Zaher Osman, Johan von Schreeb, Andreas Wladis, Peter Andersson (2019)

World Journal of Surgery , Vol.43 , s.2681-2688 Continue to DOI

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Andreas Wladis, N. Roy, J. Lofgren (2019)

British Journal of Surgery , Vol.106 , s.E14-E16 Continue to DOI


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