Karen Smith

Professor

20002022
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Research Output 2000 2019

2019
1 Citation (Scopus)

A cross-sectional survey examining cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in households with heart disease

Cartledge, S., Finn, J., Smith, K., Straney, L., Stub, D. & Bray, J., Jun 2019, In : Collegian. 26, 3, p. 366-372 7 p.

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A descriptive analysis of the epidemiology and management of paediatric traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Alqudah, Z., Nehme, Z., Williams, B., Oteir, A., Bernard, S. & Smith, K., Jul 2019, In : Resuscitation. 140, p. 127-134 8 p.

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Aggression and violence at ambulance attendances where alcohol, illicit and/or pharmaceutical drugs were recorded: A 5-year study of ambulance records in Victoria, Australia

Coomber, K., Curtis, A., Vandenberg, B., Miller, P. G., Heilbronn, C., Matthews, S., Smith, K., Wilson, J., Moayeri, F., Mayshak, R., Lubman, D. I. & Scott, D., 28 Oct 2019, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 205, 8 p., 107685.

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Aligning ambulance dispatch priority to patient acuity: A methodology

Andrew, E., Jones, C., Stephenson, M., Walker, T., Bernard, S., Cameron, P. & Smith, K., Jun 2019, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 31, 3, p. 405-410 6 p.

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Can pre-hospital administration reduce time to initial antibiotic therapy in septic patients?

Cudini, D., Smith, K., Bernard, S., Stephenson, M., Andrew, E., Cameron, P., Lum, M., Udy, A. & on behalf of the ARISE Investigators, Aug 2019, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 31, 4, p. 669-672 4 p.

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Comparing rates and characteristics of ambulance attendances related to extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids in Australia: A protocol for a retrospective observational study

Nielsen, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Martin, C., Wilson, J., Lam, T., Scott, D., Smith, K. & Lubman, D., 1 May 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 5, 9 p., e029170.

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Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Myocardial Scarring With Biomarker Release Following S-T Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Costello, B. T., Stub, D., Hare, J., Ellims, A. H., Wang, X., Smith, K., Bernard, S., Nehme, Z., Stephenson, M., Bray, J. E., Cameron, P., Barger, B., Meredith, I. T., Kaye, D. M., Iles, L., Taylor, A. J. & on behalf of the AVOID Investigators, Mar 2019, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 28, 3, p. 397-405 9 p.

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Differences in the epidemiology of out-of-hospital and in-hospital trauma deaths

Beck, B., Smith, K., Mercier, E., Gabbe, B., Bassed, R., Mitra, B., Teague, W., Siedenburg, J., McLellan, S. & Cameron, P., 4 Jun 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 6, 17 p., e0217158.

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Injury Detection in Traumatic Death: Postmortem Computed Tomography vs. Open Autopsy

Wijetunga, C., O'Donnell, C., So, T. Y., Varma, D., Cameron, P., Burke, M., Bassed, R., Smith, K. & Beck, B., 3 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging. 7 p., 100349.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

International variation in survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A validation study of the Utstein template

Dyson, K., Brown, S. P., May, S., Smith, K., Koster, R. W., Beesems, S. G., Kuisma, M., Salo, A., Finn, J., Sterz, F., Nürnberger, A., Morrison, L. J., Olasveengen, T. M., Callaway, C. W., Shin, S. D., Gräsner, J. T., Daya, M., Ma, M. H. M., Herlitz, J., Strömsöe, A. & 10 others, Aufderheide, T. P., Masterson, S., Wang, H., Christenson, J., Stiell, I., Vilke, G. M., Idris, A., Nishiyama, C., Iwami, T. & Nichol, G., 1 May 2019, In : Resuscitation. 138, p. 168-181 14 p.

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Long-term trends in the epidemiology of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest precipitated by suspected drug overdose

Alqahtani, S., Nehme, Z., Williams, B., Bernard, S. & Smith, K., Nov 2019, In : Resuscitation. 144, p. 17-24 8 p.

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Outcomes of people with severe hypoglycaemia requiring prehospital emergency medical services management: a prospective study

Villani, M., Earnest, A., Smith, K., Giannopoulos, D., Soldatos, G., de Courten, B. & Zoungas, S., 1 Oct 2019, In : Diabetologia. 62, 10, p. 1868-1879 12 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Potentially preventable trauma deaths: A retrospective review

Beck, B., Smith, K., Mercier, E., Bernard, S., Jones, C., Meadley, B., Clair, T. S., Jennings, P. A., Nehme, Z., Burke, M., Bassed, R., Fitzgerald, M., Judson, R., Teague, W., Mitra, B., Mathew, J., Buck, A., Varma, D., Gabbe, B., Bray, J. & 4 others, McLellan, S., Ford, J., Siedenburg, J. & Cameron, P., 1 May 2019, In : Injury. 50, 5, p. 1009-1016 8 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Pregabalin misuse-related ambulance attendances in Victoria, 2012-2017: characteristics of patients and attendances

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Smith, K., Dietze, P. M. & Lubman, D. I., 1 Feb 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 210, 2, p. 75-79 5 p.

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Recent trends in heroin and pharmaceutical opioid-related harms in Victoria, Australia up to 2018

Lam, T., Kuhn, L., Hayman, J., Middleton, M., Wilson, J., Scott, D., Lubman, D. I., Smith, K. & Nielsen, S., 29 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Addiction.

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Temporal Trends in the Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Hanging-Related Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Alqahtani, S., Nehme, Z., Williams, B., Bernard, S. & Smith, K., Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 9 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

The EXACT protocol: A multi-centre, single-blind, randomised, parallel-group, controlled trial to determine whether early oxygen titration improves survival to hospital discharge in adult OHCA patients

Bray, J. E., Smith, K., Hein, C., Finn, J., Stephenson, M., Cameron, P., Stub, D., Perkins, G. D., Grantham, H., Bailey, P., Brink, D., Dodge, N., Bernard, S. & on behalf of the EXACT Investigators, 1 Jun 2019, In : Resuscitation. 139, p. 208-213 6 p.

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The impact of twenty four-hour public transport in Melbourne, Australia: An evaluation of alcohol-related harms

Curtis, A., Droste, N., Coomber, K., Guadagno, B., Mayshak, R., Hyder, S., Hayley, A., Crossin, R., Scott, D., Smith, K. & Miller, P. G., May 2019, In : Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 80, 3, p. 314-318 5 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

The incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest precipitated by drug overdose: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Alqahtani, S. A. S., Nehme, Z., Williams, B. & Smith, K. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Resuscitation. 134, p. 10-18 9 p.

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Trends in gamma-hydroxybutyrate-related harms based on ambulance attendances from 2012 to 2018 in Victoria, Australia

Arunogiri, S., Moayeri, F., Crossin, R., Killian, J., Smith, K. L., Scott, D. A. & Lubman, D. I., 16 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Addiction. 19 p.

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Variations in the care of agitated patients in Australia and New Zealand ambulance services

Nambiar, D., Pearce, J. W., Bray, J., Stephenson, M., Nehme, Z., Masters, S., Brink, D., Smith, K., Arendts, G., Fatovich, D., Bernard, S., Haskins, B., Grantham, H. & Cameron, P., Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 8 p.

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“I was worried if I don’t have a broken leg they might not take it seriously”: Experiences of men accessing ambulance services for mental health and/or alcohol and other drug problems

Ferguson, N., Savic, M., McCann, T. V., Emond, K., Sandral, E., Smith, K., Roberts, L., Bosley, E. & Lubman, D. I., Jun 2019, In : Health Expectations. 22, 3, p. 565-574 10 p.

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2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

Acute harms associated with inhalant misuse: Co-morbidities and trends relative to age and gender among ambulance attendees

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Witt, K. G., Duncan, J. R., Smith, K. & Lubman, D. I., 1 Sep 2018, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 190, p. 46-53 8 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Catch and release: evaluating the safety of non-fatal heroin overdose management in the out-of-hospital environment

Stam, N. C., Pilgrim, J. L., Drummer, O. H., Smith, K. & Gerostamoulos, D., 2 Nov 2018, In : Clinical Toxicology. 56, 11, p. 1135-1142 8 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Characterising risk of in-hospital mortality following cardiac arrest using machine learning: A retrospective international registry study

Nanayakkara, S., Fogarty, S., Tremeer, M., Ross, K., Richards, B., Bergmeir, C., Xu, S., Stub, D., Smith, K., Tacey, M., Liew, D., Pilcher, D. & Kaye, D. M., 1 Nov 2018, In : PLoS Medicine. 15, 11, 16 p., e1002709.

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Determining the effective dose of street-level heroin: A new way to consider fluctuations in heroin purity, mass and potential contribution to overdose

Stam, N. C., Gerostamoulos, D., Gerstner-Stevens, J., Scott, N., Smith, K., Drummer, O. H. & Pilgrim, J. L., 1 Sep 2018, In : Forensic Science International. 290, p. 219-226 8 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Epidemiology of unplanned out-of-hospital births attended by paramedics

McLelland, G., McKenna, L., Morgans, A. & Smith, K., 8 Jan 2018, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 18, 1, 9 p., 15.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Identifying barriers to the provision of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in high-risk regions: A qualitative review of emergency calls

Case, R., Cartledge, S., Siedenburg, J., Smith, K., Straney, L., Barger, B., Finn, J. & Bray, J. E., 1 Aug 2018, In : Resuscitation. 129, p. 43-47 5 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Oxygen titration after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A multi-centre, randomised controlled pilot study (the EXACT pilot trial)

Bray, J. E., Hein, C., Smith, K., Stephenson, M., Grantham, H., Finn, J., Stub, D., Cameron, P., Bernard, S. & on behalf of the EXACT Investigators, Jul 2018, In : Resuscitation. 128, p. 211-215 5 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Paramedics' perceptions of their scope of practice in caring for patients with nonmedical emergency-related mental health and/or alcohol and other drug problems: A qualitative study

McCann, T. V., Savic, M., Ferguson, N., Bosley, E., Smith, K., Roberts, L., Emond, K. & Lubman, D. I., 13 Dec 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 12, 16 p., e0208391.

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Patterns of emergency ambulance use, 2009–13: a comparison of older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities and the Community

Dwyer, R., Gabbe, B., Tran, T. D., Smith, K. & Lowthian, J. A., 1 Jul 2018, In : Age and Ageing. 47, 4, p. 615–619 5 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Prehospital trauma death review in the State of Victoria, Australia: A study protocol

Mercier, E., Cameron, P. A., Smith, K. & Beck, B., 1 Jul 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 7, 6 p., e022070.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Recognition of, and attitudes towards, people with depression and psychosis with/without alcohol and other drug problems: Results from a national survey of Australian paramedics

McCann, T. V., Savic, M., Ferguson, N., Cheetham, A., Witt, K., Emond, K., Bosley, E., Smith, K., Roberts, L. & Lubman, D. I., 1 Dec 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 12, 11 p., e023860.

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25 Citations (Scopus)

Regional variation in the characteristics, incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Australia and New Zealand: Results from the Aus-ROC Epistry

Beck, B., Bray, J., Cameron, P., Smith, K., Walker, T., Grantham, H., Hein, C., Thorrowgood, M., Smith, A., Inoue, M., Smith, T., Dicker, B., Swain, A., Bosley, E., Pemberton, K., McKay, M., Johnston-Leek, M., Perkins, G. D., Nichol, G., Finn, J. & 1 others, on behalf of the Aus-ROC Steering Committee, 1 May 2018, In : Resuscitation. 126, p. 49-57 9 p.

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Reply to: ‘Cardiac arrest and breathing, why bother?’ Because it's too late if we wait for a definitive diagnosis

Riou, M., Ball, S., Williams, T. A., Whiteside, A., Cameron, P., Fatovich, D. M., Perkins, G. D., Smith, K., Bray, J., Inoue, M., O'Halloran, K. L., Bailey, P., Brink, D. & Finn, J., 1 May 2018, In : Resuscitation. 126, p. e10-e11 2 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal Trends in Emergency Medical Services and General Practitioner Use for Acute Stroke After Australian Public Education Campaigns

Bray, J. E., Finn, J., Cameron, P., Smith, K., Straney, L., Cartledge, S., Nehme, Z., Lim, M. & Bladin, C., 1 Dec 2018, In : Stroke. 49, 12, p. 3078-3080 3 p.

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Warning symptoms preceding out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Do patient delays matter?

Nehme, Z., Bernard, S., Andrew, E., Cameron, P., Bray, J. E. & Smith, K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Resuscitation. 123, p. 65-70 6 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

‘She's sort of breathing’: What linguistic factors determine call-taker recognition of agonal breathing in emergency calls for cardiac arrest?

Riou, M., Ball, S., Williams, T. A., Whiteside, A., Cameron, P., Fatovich, D. M., Perkins, G. D., Smith, K., Bray, J., Inoue, M., O'Halloran, K. L., Bailey, P., Brink, D. & Finn, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Resuscitation. 122, p. 92-98 7 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

‘We're going to do CPR’: A linguistic study of the words used to initiate dispatcher-assisted CPR and their association with caller agreement

Riou, M., Ball, S., Whiteside, A., Bray, J., Perkins, G. D., Smith, K., O'Halloran, K. L., Fatovich, D. M., Inoue, M., Bailey, P., Cameron, P., Brink, D. & Finn, J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Resuscitation. 133, p. 95-100 6 p.

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2017
9 Citations (Scopus)

Appropriateness of cases presenting in the emergency department following ambulance service secondary telephone triage: A retrospective cohort study

Eastwood, K., Smith, K., Morgans, A. & Stoelwinder, J., 1 Oct 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 10, 11 p., e016845.

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38 Citations (Scopus)

Changing target temperature from 33 °C to 36 °C in the ICU management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A before and after study

Bray, J. E., Stub, D., Bloom, J. E., Segan, L., Mitra, B., Smith, K., Finn, J. & Bernard, S., 1 Apr 2017, In : Resuscitation. 113, p. 39-43 5 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Characteristics of Fixed Wing Air Ambulance Transports in Victoria, Australia

Delorenzo, A. J., Abetz, J. W., Andrew, E., de Wit, A., Williams, B. & Smith, K., Jul 2017, In : Air Medical Journal. 36, 4, p. 173-178 6 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical review of prehospital trauma deaths-The missing piece of the puzzle

Beck, B., Smith, K., Mercier, E. & Cameron, P., May 2017, In : Injury. 48, 5, p. 971-972 2 p.

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