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Table 3 Descriptive structural and referential theme related to assessing patients exposed to severe trauma

From: The Prehospital assessment of severe trauma patients` performed by the specialist ambulance nurse in Sweden – a phenomenographic study

Structural themes Referential themes
To be prepared for emergency situations Focus on overview of accident site and patient and on need of feedback
To observe the situation -Ready to act Confirmation and Validation of one’s knowledge
Confidence in one’s own leadership Focus on handling leadership.
Responsibility of leadership in emergency situations and
Combining theory and practice
Developing professional knowledge Focus on how the work strategy changes based on the competency of the colleague and the need for competence and skills development.
  Lack of a prehospital work strategy, Supporting novices, - Being alone, Being familiar with the equipment, Seeking new knowledge and Practicing critical scenarios