Guttorm Brattebø is a consultant anaesthesiologist at the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. He is the Managing and Medical Director of Bergen EMS, including air ambulance, and also an Assistant Professor of emergency medicine at Betanien University College, Bergen. After receiving a medical degree from the University of Bergen, Norway, he trained at the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Hammerfest Hospital and Haukeland University Hospital. He spent a year at the School of Public Health at University of Los Angeles (UCLA) studying epidemiology. He has been involved in various research and quality improvement projects, including sedation practices in intensive care patients, trauma team training, and regional anaesthesia. His main interest now is patient safety, with special focus on team function and nontechnical skills, and ways safety is created, rather than how it is threatened. He is a founder and Board Chairman of the BEST Foundation (Better & Systematic Traumacare). Moreover, he is also a member of a number of national and international professional societies, including the Executive Committee in The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Board of Anaesthesiology in the UEMS. He has also been a member of subcommittee number 13 in the European Society of Anesthesiology for six years.
Biography Updated on 4 March 2010