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Current provision of General Practitioner services in or alongside Emergency Departments in England (2021)
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Brant, H., Voss, S., Morton, K., Cooper, A., Edwards, M., Price, D., …Benger, J. (in press). Current provision of General Practitioner services in or alongside Emergency Departments in England. Emergency Medicine Journal, https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-210539

Background In 2017 GPED, an approach that employs General Practitioners (GPs) in or alongside the Emergency Department (ED) to address increasing ED demand, was advocated by the National Health Service (NHS) in England and supported by capital fundi... Read More about Current provision of General Practitioner services in or alongside Emergency Departments in England.

Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life (2021)
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Goodwin, L., Proctor, A., Kirby, K., Black, S., Pocock, L., Richardson, S., …Benger, J. (in press). 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, 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)
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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.

Airway management during in-hospital cardiac arrest in adults: UK national survey and interview study with anaesthetic and intensive care trainees (2020)
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Goodwin, L., Samuel, K., Schofield, B., Voss, S., Brett, S. J., Couper, K., …Research and Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) network, . (in press). Airway management during in-hospital cardiac arrest in adults: UK national survey and interview study with anaesthetic and intensive care trainees. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/1751143720949458

Background: The optimal airway management strategy for in-hospital cardiac arrest is unknown. Methods: An online survey and telephone interviews with anaesthetic and intensive care trainee doctors identified by the United Kingdom Research and Audit F... Read More about Airway management during in-hospital cardiac arrest in adults: UK national survey and interview study with anaesthetic and intensive care trainees.

Design and implementation of a large and complex trial in emergency medical services (2019)
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Robinson, M. J., Taylor, J., Brett, S. J., Nolan, J. P., Thomas, M., Reeves, B. C., …Benger, J. R. (2019). Design and implementation of a large and complex trial in emergency medical services. Trials, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3203-0

Background: The research study titled “Cluster randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-2)”... Read More about Design and implementation of a large and complex trial in emergency medical services.

Cluster randomised comparison of the effectiveness of 100% oxygen versus titrated oxygen in patients with a sustained return of spontaneous circulation following out of hospital cardiac arrest: A feasibility study. PROXY: Post ROSC OXYgenation study (2019)
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Thomas, M., Voss, S., Benger, J., Kirby, K., & Nolan, J. P. (2019). Cluster randomised comparison of the effectiveness of 100% oxygen versus titrated oxygen in patients with a sustained return of spontaneous circulation following out of hospital cardiac arrest: A feasibility study. PROXY: Post ROSC OXYgenation study. BMC Emergency Medicine, 19, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-018-0214-1

Background: Hyperoxia following out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is associated with a poor outcome. Animal data suggest the first hour post resuscitation may be the most important. In the UK the first hour usually occurs in the prehospital envir... Read More about Cluster randomised comparison of the effectiveness of 100% oxygen versus titrated oxygen in patients with a sustained return of spontaneous circulation following out of hospital cardiac arrest: A feasibility study. PROXY: Post ROSC OXYgenation study.

The impact of emergency department patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) on the incidence of chronic pain following trauma and non-traumatic abdominal pain (2018)
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Rockett, M., Creanor, S., Squire, R., Barton, A., Benger, J., Cocking, L., …Smith, J. E. (2019). The impact of emergency department patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) on the incidence of chronic pain following trauma and non-traumatic abdominal pain. Anaesthesia, 74(1), 69-73. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.14476

© 2018 The Authors. Anaesthesia published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Association of Anaesthetists. The effect of patient-controlled analgesia during the emergency phase of care on the prevalence of persistent pain is unkown. We studied i... Read More about The impact of emergency department patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) on the incidence of chronic pain following trauma and non-traumatic abdominal pain.

General practitioners and emergency departments (GPED) - Efficient models of care: A mixed-methods study protocol (2018)
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Morton, K., Brandling, J., Benger, J., Gibson, A., & Voss, S. (2018). General practitioners and emergency departments (GPED) - Efficient models of care: A mixed-methods study protocol. BMJ Open, 8(10), e024012. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024012

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. Introduction Pressure continues to grow on emergency departments in the UK and throughout the world, with declining performance and adverse effects on patient ou... Read More about General practitioners and emergency departments (GPED) - Efficient models of care: A mixed-methods study protocol.

Randomised controlled trial of the Limit of Detection of Troponin and ECG Discharge (LoDED) strategy versus usual care in adult patients with chest pain attending the emergency department: Study protocol (2018)
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Carlton, E., Campbell, S., Ingram, J., Kandiyali, R., Taylor, H., Aziz, S., …Benger, J. R. (2018). Randomised controlled trial of the Limit of Detection of Troponin and ECG Discharge (LoDED) strategy versus usual care in adult patients with chest pain attending the emergency department: Study protocol. BMJ Open, 8(10), e025339. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025339

© 2018 Author(s). Published by BMJ. Introduction Observational data suggest a single high-sensitivity troponin blood test taken at emergency department (ED) presentation could be used to rule out major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in 10%-60% of ED p... Read More about Randomised controlled trial of the Limit of Detection of Troponin and ECG Discharge (LoDED) strategy versus usual care in adult patients with chest pain attending the emergency department: Study protocol.

Effect of a strategy of a supraglottic airway device vs tracheal intubation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest on functional outcome the AIRWAYS-2 randomized clinical trial (2018)
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Benger, J. R., Kirby, K., Black, S., Brett, S. J., Clout, M., Lazaroo, M. J., …Rogers, C. A. (2018). Effect of a strategy of a supraglottic airway device vs tracheal intubation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest on functional outcome the AIRWAYS-2 randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 320(8), 779-791. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.11597

© 2018 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. IMPORTANCE The optimal approach to airway management during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a supraglottic airway device (SGA) is superior to tracheal... Read More about Effect of a strategy of a supraglottic airway device vs tracheal intubation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest on functional outcome the AIRWAYS-2 randomized clinical trial.

How do people with dementia use the ambulance service? A retrospective study in England: The HOMEWARD project (2018)
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Voss, S., Brandling, J., Taylor, H., Black, S., Buswell, M., Cheston, R., …Benger, J. R. (2018). How do people with dementia use the ambulance service? A retrospective study in England: The HOMEWARD project. BMJ Open, 8(7), e022549. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022549

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. Objectives An increasing number of older people are calling ambulances and presenting to accident and emergency departments. The presence of comorbidities and de... Read More about How do people with dementia use the ambulance service? A retrospective study in England: The HOMEWARD project.

Paramedic views regarding clinical research in out of hospital cardiac arrest (2018)
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Rhys, M., Voss, S., Davies, S. E., Coates, D., & Benger, J. (2018). Paramedic views regarding clinical research in out of hospital cardiac arrest. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 10(5), 211-215. https://doi.org/10.12968/jpar.2018.10.5.211

Background: The success of pre-hospital research relies on positive engagement from paramedics. Without adequate participation and protocol compliance trials will not succeed. Aims: To seek feedback from paramedics about trial participation and d... Read More about Paramedic views regarding clinical research in out of hospital cardiac arrest.

Carer and clinician perceptions of the use of emergency medical services by people with dementia: A qualitative study (2018)
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Voss, S., Brandling, J., Black, S., Cheston, R., Cullum, S., Iliffe, S., …Benger, J. (2018). Carer and clinician perceptions of the use of emergency medical services by people with dementia: A qualitative study. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 20, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423618000191

A growing number of older people are accessing emergency medical services (EMS), and many calls to EMS are made by, or on behalf of, people with dementia. Their needs are frequently complex, however EMS staff are often given minimal guidance on ensu... Read More about Carer and clinician perceptions of the use of emergency medical services by people with dementia: A qualitative study.

Not all waits are equal: An exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways (2017)
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Swancutt, D., Joel-Edgar, S., Allen, M., Thomas, D., Brant, H., Benger, J., …Pinkney, J. (2017). Not all waits are equal: An exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 436. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2349-2

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Increasing pressure in the United Kingdom (UK) urgent care system has led to Emergency Departments (EDs) failing to meet the national requirement that 95% of patients are admitted, discharged or transferred within 4-... Read More about Not all waits are equal: An exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways.

Prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: An observational study examining survival and a stakeholder-focused cost analysis (2016)
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von Vopelius-Feldt, J., Powell, J., Morris, R., & Benger, J. (2016). Prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: An observational study examining survival and a stakeholder-focused cost analysis. BMC Emergency Medicine, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-016-0109-y

© 2016 The Author(s). Background: Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low, despite remarkable efforts to improve care. A number of ambulance services in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed prehospital critical care tea... Read More about Prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: An observational study examining survival and a stakeholder-focused cost analysis.

Design and implementation of the AIRWAYS-2 trial: A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out of hospi (2016)
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Benger, J. R., Taylor, J., Black, S., J. Brett, S., Kirby, K., Nolan, J. P., …Benger, J. (2016). Design and implementation of the AIRWAYS-2 trial: A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out of hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation, 109, 25-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.09.016

© 2016 Health outcomes after out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are extremely poor, with only 7–9% of patients in the United Kingdom (UK) surviving to hospital discharge. Currently emergency medical services (EMS) use either tracheal intubation or... Read More about Design and implementation of the AIRWAYS-2 trial: A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out of hospi.

Psychological wellbeing in survivors of cardiac arrest, and its relationship to neurocognitive function (2016)
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Benger, J. R., Davies, S. E., Davies, S. E., Rhys, M., Voss, S., Greenwood, R., …Benger, J. (2017). Psychological wellbeing in survivors of cardiac arrest, and its relationship to neurocognitive function. Resuscitation, 111, 22-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.11.004

© 2016 Objective To characterise psychological wellbeing in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and examine its relationship to cognitive function. Patients Forty-one highly functioning cardiac arrest survivors were drawn from the fol... Read More about Psychological wellbeing in survivors of cardiac arrest, and its relationship to neurocognitive function.

The psychological health and well-being of emergency medicine consultants in the UK (2016)
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Fitzgerald, K., Yates, P., Benger, J., & Harris, A. (2016). The psychological health and well-being of emergency medicine consultants in the UK. Emergency Medicine Journal, 34(7), 430-435. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2015-205246

Objective: To explore the experience of psychological distress and well-being in emergency medicine (EM) consultants. Methods: A qualitative, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study based on 1:1 semistructured interviews with EM consu... Read More about The psychological health and well-being of emergency medicine consultants in the UK.