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Two Validated Ways of Improving the Ability of Decision-Making in Emergencies; Results from a Literature Review

Journal article
Authors Amir Khorram-Manesh
Johan Berlin
Eric Carlström
Published in Bullentin of Emergency and Trauma
Volume 4
Issue 4
Pages 186-196
ISSN 2322-2522
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Surgery
Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Pages 186-196
Language en
Keywords Decision-making; Emergencies; Disasters; Crisis management; Training; Exercises; Simulation; Validated; Real-time; Command and control; Communication; Collaboration; Multi-disciplinary
Subject categories Other Medical Sciences


The aim of the current review wasto study the existing knowledge about decision-making and to identify and describe validated training tools.A comprehensive literature review was conducted by using the following keywords: decision-making, emergencies, disasters, crisis management, training, exercises, simulation, validated, real-time, command and control, communication, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary in combination or as an isolated word. Two validated training systems developed in Sweden, 3 level collaboration (3LC) and MacSim, were identified and studied in light of the literature review in order to identify how decision-making can be trained. The training models fulfilled six of the eight identified characteristics of training for decision-making.Based on the results, these training models contained methods suitable to train for decision-making.

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