Rolf E. Egberink
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
After finishing his bachelor of nursing, Rolf Egberink started as a nurse in 1997 at Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede. From 2001-2007 he worked as an emergency nurse in the same hospital, where he also participated in several projects regarding quality improvement and education in emergency nursing. From 2004-2012 he was co-author, editor and administrator of the National Guideline Emergency Care (Landelijk Protocol Spoedeisende Hulp (LPSEH)), that consists of algorithms/guidelines for emergency nurses (www.lpseh.nl). In 2007 he became a policy advisor at Acute Zorg Euregio (formerly known as Traumacentrum Euregio), where he is analyzing emergency care pathways and networks, developing regional emergency care policy and is working on a cross border emergency care network. Since 2013 he is one of the commanding officers emergency care for the regional organization for disaster management.
He received his Master of Science degree in Nursing Science in September 2010 at the University of Utrecht. Since November 2010 Rolf started as a part-time PhD-candidate at the department of Health Technology and Services Research of the University of Twente.
The main subject of Rolf’s PhD project is in-hospital trauma triage. This includes the decision making process that emergency department staff use to determine which preparations should be made (deployment of resources) to efficiently assess and treat an incoming seriously injured patient. E.g. should we activate a full or modified trauma team, based on the information available from the out-of-hospital situation? Adequate in-hospital trauma triage can contribute to optimizing the trauma care system in terms of patient outcome and efficiency. Therefore we try to develop and evaluate an evidence based instrument to support in-hospital trauma triage in emergency departments in the Netherlands.
As part of his Master in Nursing Science he participated as a research assistant in a project on emergency care in the region of Twente and Achterhoek (called "Meetweek acute zorg"), at the Department of Health Technology and Services Research at the University of Twente. Within this project he focused on the care pathways of patients with acute chestpain (Acute Coronary Syndrome). For his master’s thesis Rolf carried out a research project within the Emergency Department of Medisch Spectrum Twente, on the effect of an acute coronary syndrome triage protocol on the door-to-balloon time for patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction.
In his work as a policy advisor and researcher at the regional organization for emergency care Rolf participated in several research projects, e.g. the MICK-study (Myocardinfarct en CVA Keten Studie), and supervised several students during their master’s thesis research projects
Commanding Officer Emergency Care (Algemeen Commandant Geneeskundige Zorg) at the Academy for medical Assistance in Accidents and Disasters, Netherlands Institute for Safety (NIFV), Arnhem
Master in Clinical Health Sciences (Nursing Science, MScN) at the University of Utrecht / University Medical Center Utrecht
Emergency Nursing (CEN), Centraal Instituut voor Verpleegkundig vervolg Onderwijs (CIVO, Hengelo
Bachelor of Nursing (BN), Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede
PhD project at the department of Health Technology and Services Research, University of Twente about optimization of in-hospital trauma triage in emergency departments
Policy Advisor and researcher emergency care at Acute Zorg Euregio, Enschede (www.acutezorgeuregio.nl)
Emergency Nurse (CEN), Emergency Department at Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede
Nurse (RN), different departments (including pulmonology and vascular surgery) at Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede
Member of professional societies:
- Rho Chi chapter-at-large, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Honor Society of Nursing
- Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
- Beroepsvereniging voor de Acute Zorg (NVSHV)
- Nederlandse Vereniging voor Traumachirurgie (NVT)
- 2013-present: Commanding Officer Emergency Care (Algemeen Commandant Geneeskundige Zorg), Regional Organization for Disaster Management (GHOR Twente)
- 2004-2012: co-author, editor and administrator of the National Guideline Emergency Care (Landelijk Protocol Spoedeisende Hulp (LPSEH; www.lpseh.nl)