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Karin Hugelius

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 301353

Room: P2441

Karin Hugelius

About Karin Hugelius

Karin Hugelius is PhD researcher and specialized nurse in anesthesia and ambulance care. She works as senior lecturer at Örebro University. Her main focus is disaster medicine, crises mamagement and prehospital emergency care. 

During the last 17 years, Karin has been deplyed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), several UN agencies and the European Union (EU) in many international response missions around the world. She is listed as an expert in MSB staff roster, the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism Expert roster and the Swedis Red Cross Delegate roster for disaster response operations. 

Karin's research interests covers several percpecitve of emergencies that affects both individuals and the society. Effective methods to assess percived needs and how to respond to those, for example by using humanitarian- or disaster radio is one focus area. Preparations and support of professionals responding to disasters is another subject of specific interst. 

Within the prehospital emergency care, workplace violance and it's consequensis is being studied, as well as clinical assessment of trauma patients and quality aspects within the ambulance services. 

Karin is currently a selected meber of the Nursing section of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine Association, 2019-2022. 

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries | 

Articles in journals

Hugelius, K. , Rådestad, M. , Al-Dhahir, H. & Kurland, L. (2021). Decision-making by medical officer in charge during major incidents: a qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 29 (1).
Hugelius, K. , Nandain, C. , Semrau, M. & Holmefur, M. (2021). The Reliability and Feasibility of the HESPER Web to Assess Perceived Needs in a Population Affected by a Humanitarian Emergency. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (4).
Hugelius, K. (2020). Consular Crisis Management Operations: Special Considerations and Challenges. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 35 (4), 447-450.
Hugelius, K. , Becker, J. & Adolfsson, A. (2020). Five Challenges When Managing Mass Casualty or Disaster Situations: A Review Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (9).
Hugelius, K. , Semrau, M. & Holmefur, M. (2020). Perceived Needs Among Asylum Seekers in Sweden: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (4).
Nilsson, U. , Jaensson, M. , Dahlberg, K. & Hugelius, K. (2019). Postoperative recovery after general and regional anesthesia in patients undergoing day surgery: A mixed methods study. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 34 (3), 517-528.
Hodza-Beganovic, R. , Berggren, P. , Hugelius, K. & Edelbring, S. (2019). Survey-based experiential learning - means of raising professional awareness in developing countries. European Journal of Public Health, 29 (Suppl. 4), 586-586.
Hugelius, K. , Adams, M. & Romo-Murphy, E. (2019). The Power of Radio to Promote Health and Resilience in Natural Disasters: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (14).
Hugelius, K. , Adolfsson, A. , Örtenwall, P. & Gifford, M. (2017). Being Both Helpers and Victims: Health Professionals' Experiences of Working During a Natural Disaster. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32 (2), 117-123.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2017). Health among disaster survivors and health professionals after the Haiyan Typhoon: a self-selected Internet-based web survey. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 10 (1).
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2016). Disaster Radio for Communication of Vital messages and Health-related Information: Experiences from the Haiyan typhoon, The Philippines. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 10 (4), 591-597.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2016). "To silence the deafening silence": Survivor's needs and experiences of the impact of disaster radio for their recovery after a natural disaster. International Emergency Nursing, 28, 8-13.
Hugelius, K. , Berg, S. , Westerberg, E. , Gifford, M. & Adolfsson, A. (2014). Swedish ambulance managers descriptions of crisis support for ambulance staff after potentially traumatic events. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29 (6), 589-592.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Hugelius, K. , Harada, N. & Marutani, M. (2021). Consequences of visiting restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic: An integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 121.

Books

Hugelius, K. & Tapani, J. (2017). Krishantering i praktiken (1ed.). Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur AB.

Conference papers

Hugelius, K. (2019). HESPER Web; A web based survey to assess experienced needs in disasters and humanitarian emergencies. Paper presented at WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Brisbane, Australia, May 7-10, 2019. Brisbane, Australia: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM).
Hugelius, K. (2019). The HOPE model for disaster nursing: a result from a systematic literature review. Paper presented at WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Brisbane, Australia, May 7-10, 2019. Brisbane, Australia: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM).
Hugelius, K. (2018). The link between disaster radio and health in disaster affected commmunities. In: World Radio Day, UN Geneva. Paper presented at World Radio Day 2018, Geneva, Switzerland, February 13, 2018.
Hugelius, K. , Adolfsson, A. , Gifford, M. & Örtenwall, P. (2016). Social media can be used to recruit study participants in disaster research. Paper presented at 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing & Trauma Care, Sitges, Spain, 22-24 September, 2016.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2016). ”The turning point of everything”: Health professionals experiences of working during a natural disaster. Paper presented at 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing & Trauma Care, Sitges, Spain, 22-24 September, 2016.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2015). Disaster radio: A tool to meet experienced needs after the Haiyan typhoon. Paper presented at 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, 21-24 April, 2015.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Hugelius, K. (2017). Disaster response for recovery: survivors experiences, and the use of disaster radio to promote health after natural disasters. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro university.