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Paramedic utility in screening patients who present to Emergency Medical Services and who may benefit from an Advance Care Plan: A mixed methods study with explanatory sequential design (2024)
Journal Article
Kirby, K., Liddiard, C., Pocock, L., Black, S., Diaper, A., Goodwin, L., …Benger, J. (2024). Paramedic utility in screening patients who present to Emergency Medical Services and who may benefit from an Advance Care Plan: A mixed methods study with explanatory sequential design. Progress in Palliative Care, 32(3), 189-196. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2024.2339077

We used a two-phased mixed methods study with an explanatory sequential design to understand how frequently paramedics attend patients who, on paramedic assessment with the Gold Standards Framework Proactive Identification Guidance, are end-of-life a... Read More about Paramedic utility in screening patients who present to Emergency Medical Services and who may benefit from an Advance Care Plan: A mixed methods study with explanatory sequential design.

How do emergency department staff respond to behaviour that challenges displayed by people living with dementia? A mixed-methods study (2023)
Journal Article
Goodwin, L., Liddiard, C., Manning, S., Benger, J. R., Benger, J., Carlton, E., …Voss, S. (2023). How do emergency department staff respond to behaviour that challenges displayed by people living with dementia? A mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 13(8), Article e075022. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-075022

Objectives: To investigate staff experiences of, and approaches to behaviour that challenges displayed by patients with dementia in the emergency department (ED). Behaviour that challenges is defined as ‘actions that detract from the well-being of in... Read More about How do emergency department staff respond to behaviour that challenges displayed by people living with dementia? A mixed-methods study.

Randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of a supraglottic airway device compared with tracheal intubation for in-hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-3): Protocol, design and implementation (2023)
Journal Article
Watkins, S., Chowdhury, F. J., Norman, C., Brett, S. J., Couper, K., Goodwin, L., …Benger, J. R. (2023). Randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of a supraglottic airway device compared with tracheal intubation for in-hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-3): Protocol, design and implementation. Resuscitation Plus, 15, Article 100430. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resplu.2023.100430

Survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest is approximately 18%, but for patients who require advanced airway management survival is lower. Those who do survive are often left with significant disability. Traditionally, resuscitation of cardiac arrest... Read More about Randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of a supraglottic airway device compared with tracheal intubation for in-hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-3): Protocol, design and implementation.

Paramedic use of the ‘gold standards framework proactive identification guidance’ in screening patients for end of life: A mixed methods study with explanatory sequential design (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kirby, K., Liddiard, C., Black, S., Diaper, A., Goodwin, L., Pocock, L., …Benger, J. (2023, June). Paramedic use of the ‘gold standards framework proactive identification guidance’ in screening patients for end of life: A mixed methods study with explanatory sequential design. Poster presented at 999 EMS research forum annual conference, The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly

Background The role of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) in End of Life (EOL) is often overlooked. The Gold Standards Framework Proactive Identification Guidance (GSFPIG) is an evidence-based screening tool to identify patients nearing EOL. We c... Read More about Paramedic use of the ‘gold standards framework proactive identification guidance’ in screening patients for end of life: A mixed methods study with explanatory sequential design.

Temperature measurement of babies born in the pre-hospital setting: Analysis of ambulance service data and qualitative interviews with paramedics (2022)
Journal Article
Goodwin, L., Voss, S., McClelland, G., Beach, E., Bedson, A., Black, S., …Benger, J. (2022). Temperature measurement of babies born in the pre-hospital setting: Analysis of ambulance service data and qualitative interviews with paramedics. Emergency Medicine Journal, 39, 826-832. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2021-211970

Background: Birth before arrival at hospital (BBA) is associated with unfavourable perinatal outcomes and increased mortality. An important risk factor for mortality following BBA is hypothermia, and emergency medical services (EMS) providers are wel... Read More about Temperature measurement of babies born in the pre-hospital setting: Analysis of ambulance service data and qualitative interviews with paramedics.

Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life (2021)
Journal Article
Goodwin, L., Proctor, A., Kirby, K., Black, S., Pocock, L., Richardson, S., …Benger, J. (2021). Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life. Progress in Palliative Care, 29(2), 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2021.1872140

Background: Early advance care planning has clear benefits for patients approaching the end of their life, yet many of those attended by UK paramedics do not have this planning in place. Aims: To explore staff stakeholder views on the role of UK p... Read More about Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life.

PP20  Paramedic identification and referral of patients in the last year of life: a stakeholder interview study (2020)
Journal Article
Kirby, K., Black, S., Goodwin, L., Pocock, L., Proctor, A., Richardson, S., …Benger, J. (2020). PP20  Paramedic identification and referral of patients in the last year of life: a stakeholder interview study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 37(10), e10.1-e10. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-999abs.20

Background Patients are approaching End of Life when they are likely to die within the next 12 months. Quality in End of Life Care is variable and identifying patients in the End of Life phase is challenging, particularly in those people with diagnos... Read More about PP20  Paramedic identification and referral of patients in the last year of life: a stakeholder interview study.