Karen Smith

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20002020
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2014
38 Citations (Scopus)

Apples to apples or apples to oranges? International variation in reporting of process and outcome of care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Nishiyama, C., Brown, S. P., May, S., Iwami, T., Koster, R., Beesems, S. G., Kuisma, M., Salo, A., Jacobs, I. G., Finn, J. C., Sterz, F., Nurnberger, A., Smith, K. L., Morrison, L. J., Olasveengen, T. M., Callaway, C. W., Shin, S. D., Grasner, J-T., Daya, M. R., Ma, M. H-M. & 10 others, Herlitz, J., Stromsoe, A., Aufderheide, T., Masterson, S., Wang, H. E., Christenson, J. M., Stiell, I. G., Davis, D. P., Huszti, E. & Nichol, G., 2014, In : Resuscitation. 85, 11, p. 1599 - 1609 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Direction of first bystander call for help is associated with outcome from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Nehme, Z., Andrew, E. P., Cameron, P., Bray, J. E., Meredith, I. T., Bernard, S. A. & Smith, K. L., 2014, In : Resuscitation. 85, 1, p. 42 - 48 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Improving the coding and classification of ambulance data through the application of International Classification of Disease 10th revision

Cantwell, K. S., Morgans, A. E., Smith, K. L., Livingston, M. J. & Dietze, P. M., 2014, In : Australian Health Review. 38, 1, p. 70 - 79 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)

Outcomes following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with an initial cardiac rhythm of asystole or pulseless electrical activity in Victoria, Australia

Andrew, E. P., Nehme, Z., Lijovic, M., Bernard, S. A. & Smith, K. L., 2014, In : Resuscitation. 85, 11, p. 1633 - 1639 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)

Population density predicts outcome from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Victoria, Australia

Nehme, Z., Andrews, E., Cameron, P., Bray, J. E., Bernard, S. A., Meredith, I. T. & Smith, K., 2014, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 200, 8, p. 471 - 475 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Public access defibrillation-results from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry

Lijovic, M., Bernard, S. A., Nehme, Z., Walker, T. L. J. & Smith, K. L., 2014, In : Resuscitation. 85, 12, p. 1739 - 1744 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Right care, right time, right place: Improving outcomes for people with spinal cord injury through early access to intervention and improved access to specialised care: Study protocol

Middleton, J. M., Sharwood, L. N., Cameron, P., Middleton, P. M., Harrison, J. E., Brown, D. J., McClure, R., Smith, K., Muecke, S. & Healy, S., 2014, In : BMC Health Services Research. 14, 1, 600.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Should suspected cervical spinal cord injuries be immobilised? A systematic review protocol

Oteir, A., Jennings, P. A., Smith, K. L. & Stoelwinder, J. U., 2014, In : Injury Prevention. 20, 3 (Art. No.: e5), p. 1 - 3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

7 Citations (Scopus)
12 Citations (Scopus)

The prehospital management of suspected spinal cord injury: an update

Oteir, A., Smith, K. L., Jennings, P. A. & Stoelwinder, J. U., 2014, In : Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 29, 4, p. 399 - 402 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)

Tranexamic acid for trauma: Filling the 'GAP' in evidence

Mitra, B., Mazur, S. M., Cameron, P., Bernard, S. A., Burns, B. J., Smith, A. N., Rashford, S., Fitzgerald, M., Smith, K. L. & Gruen, R. L., 2014, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 26, 2, p. 194 - 197 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

35 Citations (Scopus)

Triaging the right patient to the right place in the shortest time

Cameron, P., Gabbe, B. J., Smith, K. L. & Mitra, B., 2014, In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 113, 2, p. 226 - 233 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2015
245 Citations (Scopus)

Air versus oxygen in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction

Stub, D. A., Smith, K. L., Bernard, S. A., Nehme, Z., Stephenson, M. W., Bray, J. E., Cameron, P., Barger, B., Ellims, A., Taylor, A. J., Meredith, I. T. & Kaye, D. M., 2015, In : Circulation. 131, 24, p. 2143 - 2150 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of patients transported by a paramedic-staffed helicopter emergency medical service in Victoria, Australia

Andrew, E. P., De Wit, A. J., Meadley, B. N., Cox, S., Bernard, S. A. & Smith, K. L., 2015, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 19, 3, p. 416 - 424 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Clinically meaningful reduction in pain severity in children treated by paramedics: a retrospective cohort study

Jennings, P. A., Lord, W. A. & Smith, K. L., 2015, In : American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 33, 11, p. 1587 - 1590 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)
36 Citations (Scopus)

Forest fire smoke exposures and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Melbourne, Australia: a case-crossover study

Dennekamp, M. N., Straney, L. D. J., Erbas, B., Abramson, M. J., Keywood, M. D., Smith, K. L., Sim, M. R., Glass, D. C., Del Monaco, A., Haikerwal, A. & Tonkin, A. M., 2015, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 123, 10, p. 959 - 964 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
54 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure during wildfires on cardiovascular health outcomes

Haikerwal, A., Akram, M., Del Monaco, A., Smith, K. L., Sim, M. R., Meyer, M., Tonkin, A. M., Abramson, M. J. & Dennekamp, M. N., 1 Jul 2015, In : American Heart Association. Journal. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 4, 7, 10 p., e001653.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)
8 Citations (Scopus)

Paramedic rapid sequence intubation in patients with non-traumatic coma

Bernard, S. A., Smith, K. L., Porter, R. R., Jones, C., Gailey, A., Cresswell, B., Cudini, D., Hill, S., Moore, B. & St Clair, T., 2015, In : Emergency Medicine Journal. 32, 1, p. 60 - 64 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

77 Citations (Scopus)

Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes 12 Months After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Smith, K., Andrew, E., Lijovic, M., Nehme, Z. & Bernard, S., 13 Jan 2015, In : Circulation. 131, 2, p. 174-181 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

226 Citations (Scopus)

Refractory cardiac arrest treated with mechanical CPR, hypothermia, ECMO and early reperfusion (the CHEER trial)

Stub, D. A., Bernard, S. A., Pellegrino, V., Smith, K. L., Walker, T., Sheldrake, J., Hockings, L. E., Shaw, J., Duffy, S., Burrell, A. J. C., Cameron, P., Smit, D. & Kaye, D. M., 2015, In : Resuscitation. 86, p. 88 - 94 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Regions of high out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidence and low bystander CPR rates in Victoria, Australia

Straney, L. D. J., Bray, J. E., Beck, B., Finn, J. C., Bernard, S. A., Dyson, K. L., Lijovic, M. & Smith, K. L., 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 10, 14 p., e0139776.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Return of consciousness during ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a systematic review

Olaussen, A., Shepherd, M. T., Nehme, Z., Smith, K. L., Bernard, S. A. & Mitra, B., 2015, In : Resuscitation. 86, p. 44 - 48 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Secondary triage in prehospital emergency ambulance services: a systematic review

Eastwood, K. J., Morgans, A. E., Smith, K. L. & Stoelwinder, J. U., 2015, In : Emergency Medicine Journal. 32, 6, p. 486 - 492 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)

Should suspected cervical spinal cord injury be immobilised?: A systematic review

Oteir, A., Smith, K. L., Stoelwinder, J. U., Middleton, J. & Jennings, P. A., 2015, In : Injury. 46, 4, p. 528 - 535 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Social disadvantage and exposure to lower priced alcohol in off-premise outlets

Morrison, C. N., Ponicki, W. R. & Smith, K. L., 2015, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 34, 4, p. 375 - 378 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal trends in cardiovascular demand in EMS: weekday versus weekend differences

Cantwell, K. S., Morgans, A. E., Smith, K. L., Livingston, M. & Dietze, P. M., 2015, In : Chronobiology International. 32, 6, p. 731 - 738 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Time of day and day of week trends in EMS demand

Cantwell, K. S., Morgans, A. E., Smith, K. L., Livingston, M., Spelman, T. & Dietze, P. M., 2015, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 19, 3, p. 425 - 431 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in cannabis-related ambulance presentations from 2000 to 2013 in Melbourne, Australia

Kaar, S. J., Gao, C. X., Lloyd, B., Smith, K. L. & Lubman, D., 2015, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 155, p. 24 - 30 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2016
12 Citations (Scopus)

A novel approach for managing the growing demand for ambulance services by low-acuity patients

Eastwood, K., Morgans, A., Smith, K., Hodgkinson, A., Becker, G. A. & Stoelwinder, J., Aug 2016, In : Australian Health Review. 40, 4, p. 378-384 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Antenatal Emergency Care Provided by Paramedics: A One-Year Clinical Profile

McLelland, G., McKenna, L., Morgans, A. & Smith, K., 1 Jul 2016, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 20, 4, p. 531-538 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

A paramedic-staffed helicopter emergency medical service's response to winch missions in Victoria, Australia

Meadley, B., Heschl, S., Andrew, E., De Wit, A., Bernard, S. A. & Smith, K., 2016, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 20, 1, p. 106-110 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)
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4 Citations (Scopus)

Association between ambulance dispatch priority and patient condition

Ball, S. J., Williams, T., Smith, K., Cameron, P., Fatovich, D., O'Halloran, K. L., Hendrie, D., Whiteside, A., Inoue, M., Brink, D., Langridge, I., Pereira, G., Tohira, H., Chinnery, S., Bray, J. E., Bailey, P. & Finn, J., Dec 2016, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 28, 6, p. 716-724 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of health-related quality of life and functional recovery measurement tools in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors

Andrew, E., Nehme, Z., Bernard, S. & Smith, K., 1 Oct 2016, In : Resuscitation. 107, p. 57-64 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

CPR-induced consciousness: A cross-sectional study of healthcare practitioners' experience

Olaussen, A., Shepherd, M., Nehme, Z., Smith, K., Jennings, P. A., Bernard, S. & Mitra, B., 1 Nov 2016, In : Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. 19, 4, p. 186-190 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Description of the ambulance services participating in the Aus-ROC Australian and New Zealand out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Epistry

Beck, B., Bray, J. E., 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., Cameron, P., Perkins, G. D., Finn, J. & Aus-ROC Steering Committee, 1 Dec 2016, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 28, 6, p. 673-683 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Early rapid neurological assessment for acute spinal cord injury trials

Battistuzzo, C. R., Smith, K., Skeers, P., Armstrong, A., Clark, J., Agostinello, J., Cox, S., Bernard, S., Freeman, B. J. C., Dunlop, S. A. & Batchelor, P. E., 1 Nov 2016, In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 33, 21, p. 1936-1945 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of diabetes and pre-hospital blood glucose level on survival and recovery after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Nehme, Z., Nair, R., Andrew, E., Bernard, S., Lijovic, M., Villani, M., Zoungas, S. & Smith, K., 1 Jun 2016, In : Critical Care and Resuscitation. 18, 2, p. 69-77 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

22 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of supplemental oxygen exposure on myocardial injury in ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Nehme, Z., Stub, D., Bernard, S., Stephenson, M., Bray, J. E., Cameron, P., Meredith, I. T., Barger, B., Ellims, A. H., Taylor, A. J., Kaye, D. M., Smith, K. & AVOID Investigators, Mar 2016, In : Heart. 102, 6, p. 444-451 8 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)

Establishing the Aus-ROC Australian and New Zealand Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Epistry

Beck, B., Bray, J., Smith, K., Walker, T., Grantham, H., Hein, C., Thorrowgood, M., Smith, A., Smith, T., Dicker, B., Swain, A., Bailey, M., Bosley, E., Pemberton, K., Cameron, P., Nichol, G. & Finn, J., 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 4, 6 p., e011027.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Factors influencing the timeliness of emergency medical service response to time critical emergencies

Nehme, Z., Andrew, E. & Smith, K., 1 Nov 2016, In : Prehospital Emergency Care. 20, 6, p. 783-791 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of cardiopulmonary resuscitation duration on survival from paramedic witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests: An observational study

Nehme, Z., Andrew, E., Bernard, S. & Smith, K., Mar 2016, In : Resuscitation. 100, p. 25-31 7 p.

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27 Citations (Scopus)

Induction of therapeutic hypothermia during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using a rapid infusion of cold saline: The RINSE Trial (Rapid Infusion of Cold Normal Saline)

Bernard, S. A., Smith, K., Finn, J., Hein, C., Grantham, H., Bray, J. E., Deasy, C., Stephenson, M., Williams, T. A., Straney, L. D., Brink, D., Larsen, R., Cotton, C. & Cameron, P., 13 Sep 2016, In : Circulation. 134, 11, p. 797-805 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review