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Research Output 2000 2019

2019

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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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 othersMcLellan, S., Ford, J., Siedenburg, J. & Cameron, P., 1 May 2019, In : Injury. 50, 5, p. 1009-1016 8 p.

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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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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 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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2018

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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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., 5 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Toxicology. p. 1-7 7 p.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 otherson 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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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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‘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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‘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
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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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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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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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Consciousness induced during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: An observational study

Olaussen, A., Nehme, Z., Shepherd, M., Jennings, P. A., Bernard, S., Mitra, B. & Smith, K., 1 Apr 2017, In : Resuscitation. 113, p. 44-50 7 p.

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Deconstruction of Interhospital Transfer Workflow in Large Vessel Occlusion

Ng, F. C., Low, E., Andrew, E., Smith, K., Campbell, B. C. V., Hand, P. J., Crompton, D. E., Wijeratne, T., Dewey, H. M. & Choi, P. M., 1 Jul 2017, In : Stroke. 48, 7, p. 1976-1979 4 p.

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Effect of a mass media campaign on ambulance use for chest pain

Nehme, Z., Cameron, P. A., Akram, M., Patsamanis, H., Bray, J. E., Meredith, I. T. & Smith, K., 16 Jan 2017, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 206, 1, p. 30-35 6 p.

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Epidemiology of fatal and non-fatal drowning patients attended by paramedics in Victoria, Australia

Matthews, B. L., Andrew, E., Andronaco, R., Cox, S. & Smith, K., 3 Jul 2017, In : International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.. 24, 3, p. 303-310 8 p.

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Impact of a public awareness campaign on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidence and mortality rates

Nehme, Z., Andrew, E., Bernard, S., Patsamanis, H., Cameron, P., Bray, J. E., Meredith, I. T. & Smith, K., 1 Jun 2017, In : European Heart Journal. 38, 21, p. 1666-1673 8 p.

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Long-term survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Andrew, E., Nehme, Z., Wolfe, R., Bernard, S. & Smith, K. L., 1 Jul 2017, In : Heart. 103, 14, p. 1104-1110 7 p.

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Manual Versus Semiautomatic Rhythm Analysis and Defibrillation for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Nehme, Z., Andrew, E., Nair, R., Bernard, S. & Smith, K., 1 Jul 2017, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 10, 7, 10 p., e003577.

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Paramedic attendance to older patients in Australia, and the prevalence and implications of psychosocial issues

Ross, L., Jennings, P. A., Smith, K. & Williams, B., 2 Jan 2017, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 21, 1, p. 32-38 7 p.

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Paramedic Intubation Experience Is Associated With Successful Tube Placement but Not Cardiac Arrest Survival

Dyson, K., Bray, J. E., Smith, K., Bernard, S., Straney, L., Nair, R. & Finn, J., Sep 2017, In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 70, 3, p. 382-390 9 p.

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Paramedic resuscitation competency: A survey of Australian and New Zealand emergency medical services

Dyson, K., Bray, J. E., Smith, K., Bernard, S., Straney, L. & Finn, J., 1 Apr 2017, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 29, 2, p. 217-222 6 p.

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