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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.

Randomized trial of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation during out of hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-2): Patient outcomes at three and six months (2020)
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Benger, J. R., Lazaroo, M. J., Clout, M., Voss, S., Black, S., Brett, S. J., …Rogers, C. A. (2020). Randomized trial of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation during out of hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-2): Patient outcomes at three and six months. Resuscitation, 157, 74-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.09.026

© 2020 The Author(s) Aim: The AIRWAYS-2 cluster randomised controlled trial compared the i-gel supraglottic airway device (SGA) with tracheal intubation (TI) as the first advanced airway management (AAM) strategy used by Emergency Medical Service cli... Read More about Randomized trial of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation during out of hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-2): Patient outcomes at three and six months.

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.

Exploring how paramedics are deployed in general practice and the perceived benefits and drawbacks: a mixed-methods scoping study (2020)
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Schofield, B., Voss, S., Proctor, A., Benger, J., Coates, D., Kirby, K., …Booker, M. (2020). Exploring how paramedics are deployed in general practice and the perceived benefits and drawbacks: a mixed-methods scoping study. BJGP Open, 4(2), bjgpopen20X101037. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen20x101037

Background: General practice in the UK faces continuing challenges to balance a workforce shortage against rising demand. The NHS England GP Forward View proposes development of the multidisciplinary, integrated primary care workforce to support fron... Read More about Exploring how paramedics are deployed in general practice and the perceived benefits and drawbacks: a mixed-methods scoping study.

The experiences of EMS providers taking part in a large randomised trial of airway management during out of hospital cardiac arrest, and the impact on their views and practice. Results of a survey and telephone interviews (2020)
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Kirby, K., Brandling, J., Robinson, M., Thomas, M., Voss, S., & Benger, J. (2020). The experiences of EMS providers taking part in a large randomised trial of airway management during out of hospital cardiac arrest, and the impact on their views and practice. Results of a survey and telephone interviews. Resuscitation, 149, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.01.034

© 2020 Aims: To explore EMS experiences of participating in a large trial of airway management during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-2), specifically to explore: 1. Any changes in views and practice as a result of trial participation. 2. Exp... Read More about The experiences of EMS providers taking part in a large randomised trial of airway management during out of hospital cardiac arrest, and the impact on their views and practice. Results of a survey and telephone interviews.

A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project (2020)
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Voss, S., Brandling, J., Pollard, K., Taylor, H., Black, S., Buswell, M., …Benger, J. (2020). A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project. BMC Emergency Medicine, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-020-0306-6

Background Paramedics are increasingly required to make complex decisions as to whether they should convey a patient to hospital or manage their condition at the scene. Dementia can be a significant barrier to the assessment process. However, to our... Read More about A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project.

Emergency medical service provider decision-making in out of hospital cardiac arrest: An exploratory study (2017)
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Benger, J., Kirby, K., Brandling, J., Black, S., & Voss, S. (2017). Emergency medical service provider decision-making in out of hospital cardiac arrest: An exploratory study. BMC Emergency Medicine, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-017-0136-3

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: There are approximately 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) each year. Within the UK there are well-established clinical practice guidelines that define when resuscitation should... Read More about Emergency medical service provider decision-making in out of hospital cardiac arrest: An exploratory study.