Region Östergötland

About KMC

The Centre for Teaching and Research in Disaster Medicine Traumatology is an educational centre within the areas of Disaster Medicine and Traumatology. The universal purpose of these areas is to create new knowledge within Disaster Medicine with focus on the patient.

KMC:s main areas are Disaster medicine management, Command and control, Information support, Quality assessment, Documentation, Triage, Pedagogical development and Traumatology.

KMC:s employer is mainly the University of Linköping, County Council of Östergötland, the National Board of Health and Welfare, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), and different education units at a national and international level. The assignments of KMC can derive from both public and private organizations and comprehend education, development or research.

Education


KMC pursues education on local, regional and national levels. Further, KMC is a partner in the European Master Programme in Disaster Medicine

 

Development


KMC manages several projects of development within the field of Disaster Medicine. The pedagogical tool Emergo Train System is developed and administered at KMC.
KMC also provides needed efforts at major incidents, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Research


One of the fundamentally based ideas within KMC, is that when possible, results are to be published. This concept has generated published articles, reports, books and journals and medical dissertations. This reflects KMC:s openness and willingness in participating in the debate, trying to increase knowledge of these issues.
The projects mainly focus on performance indicators for prehospital care, Command and Control and Rescue Services coordination. KMC has research collaboration in Center for Advanced Research in Emergency Response, SecurityLink, Swedish Defence Academy, Karolinska Institute and European Master in Disaster Medicine.