My name is Fredrik Schulz, I am a Registered Nurse (R.N.) specialised in anaesthesia care. After graduating at the University of Gothenburg in 2013 with a degree in Master of Science, I have been working in anaesthesia and prehospital care in the region of Norrbotten. I have also had the privilege of working as a university lecturer with course responsibility for the operational education of prospective nurse anesthetists all around the country of Sweden.
As a doctoral student at Umeå University, my research will focus on mapping the needs and requirements of medical first responder personnel regarding training and preparing for mass casualty incidents. By observing and interviewing staff currently active in the field of ambulance and / or emergency care as well as people in decision-making positions, my hope is to gain an increased understanding of how mass casualty incident training is currently conducted and what factors may potentiallt affect the learning process.
My doctoral project, which at the time of writing has the working title Mixed Reality - a future tool for training and preparing ambulance personnel for mass injury events, is linked to Horizon 2020 MED1stMR; an international research project funded by the EU with the goal of developing a Mixed Reality based learning and training platform so as to increase the mental fortitude and level of prepardness amongst medical first responders to face a mass casualty incident.