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Emergency Medical Vehicle Collision and Cyclists in Finland: A safe Area and a Question of Quality of Life and Safety

Författare och institution:
Jörgen Lundälv (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
Velo-city 2007 Munich, "From Vision to Reality", Poster-Presentation, June 12th - June 15th 2007, Munich, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs,
Konferensbidrag, poster
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The phenomenon of EMVC (Emergency Medical Vehicle Collision) included a culture of fear in the area of Emergency and accident medicine. The poster presentation presented the environmentally friendly mobility in Finland between cyclists and Emergency Medical Vehicles (ambulance) concerning the phenomenon of EMVC during the period of 1996-2005. Ambulance-related injury event associated with traffic injuries for ambulance personnel, patients, relatives and unprotected individual´s in the traffic environment is a common phenomenon. It is important to noting that 528 ambulance crashes occurred and 146 individual´s were injured during the period. But there were very few EMVC involving cyclist. Only two crashes includes cyclists. The research methods were based on register data, data collection at the Finnish Motor Insurers´ Centre and the Motor Traffic Insurers Committee, VALT (Multidisciplinary crash investigation) which content every fatal crash occurring nationally and crash data including personal injuries. However, injury registration, control and education are very important in the future to prevent EMVC in the traffic environment. For ambulance staff and medical doctors in the field of emergency medicine and traffic medicine, it is highlighted the importance of collaboration between different authorities (Police departments, Finnish Road Administration, The Finnish Medical Association, The Finnish Ambulance Association, Finnish rescue authorities and The Finnish Motor Insurers´ Centre and the Motor Traffic Insurers Committee, VALT) for successful injury prevention against EMVC in the future. It is also important to learn more from cyclists and the experiences at the Cycling Union of Finland how to prevent accident involving Emergency Medical Vehicles.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Hälsovetenskaper ->
Emergency Medical Vehicle Collision, Cyclists, Finland, VALT, public health problem
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2007-08-24 21:57

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