The coordination and leadership in first aid ad-hoc immediate responder groups: a work-in-progress

Authors

  • Wilhelm Brodin Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University Author
  • Carl-Oscar Jonson Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology, Linköping University Author
  • Erik Prytz Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University Author

Keywords:

First aid, immediate responders, emergent groups, leadership, coordination

Abstract

When an accident has occurred, first aid before a professional response arrives can improve the outcome for the victims. However, little research has been done on the effect of coordination and leadership on first aid responses. This work-in-progress study reports an experiment using a simulated scenario, i.e. traffic accident, to understand the effect of coordination and leadership on first aid performance in ad-hoc groups of immediate responders. The results showed that coordination and leadership are significantly related to increased self-evaluated team performance while expertise and authority differentiation is not. These results provide a first insight to the coordination and leadership in ad-hoc groups of immediate responders, but more research is needed to validate these results. Structured performance evaluation with subject matter experts is planned as an extension to the present work-in-progress.

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Published

2024-05-15

How to Cite

Brodin, W., Jonson, C.-O., & Prytz, E. (2024). The coordination and leadership in first aid ad-hoc immediate responder groups: a work-in-progress. ISCRAM Proceedings, 21. http://ojs.iscram.org/index.php/Proceedings/article/view/36

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