• Waveform analysis-guided treatment versus a standard shock-first protocol for the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest presenting in ventricular fibrillation: results of an international randomized, controlled trial

      Freese, John P.; Jorgenson, Dawn B.; Liu, Ping-Yu; Innes, Jennifer; Matallana, Luis; Nammi, Krishnakant; Donohoe, Rachael T.; Whitbread, Mark; Silverman, Robert A.; Prezant, David J. (2013-08)
    • What are emergency ambulance services doing to meet the needs of people who call frequently? A national survey of current practice in the United Kingdom

      Snooks, Helen; Khanom, Ashrafunnesa; Cole, Robert; Edwards, Adrian; Edwards, Bethan Mair; Evans, Bridie A.; Foster, Theresa; Fothergill, Rachael; Gripper, Carol P.; Hampton, Chelsey; et al. (2019-12-28)
    • What are the highest priorities for research in emergency prehospital care?

      Snooks, Helen; Evans, Angela; Wells, Bridget; Peconi, Julie; Thomas, Marie; Woollard, Malcolm; Guly, Henry; Jenkinson, Emma; Turner, Janette; Hartley-Sharpe, Christopher (2009-07-22)
      The recent UK Department of Health publication “Taking Healthcare to the Patient: Transforming NHS Ambulance Services”1 recommended that the Department of Health should commission a programme of work to build the evidence base for the delivery of emergency and unscheduled prehospital care. As a starting point, the Department of Health commissioned the 999 EMS Research Forum to review the evidence base for the delivery of emergency prehospital care; to identify gaps in the evidence base; and to prioritise topics for future research. https://emj.bmj.com/content/26/8/549. This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emj.2008.065862
    • What do ambulance service personnel perceive to be the process of and issues with inter-hospital transfers?

      Rouse, James (2016-06)
      Abstract published with permission. At present, the inter-hospital transfer process has been described as suboptimal and current literature fails to describe or analyse the complete transfer process. In particular, the challenges and barriers from UK NHS ambulance services are yet to be described. To examine this further, a study has been undertaken to explore a NHS ambulance service personnel’s experiences, perceptions and issues relating to the inter-hospital transfer process. The findings have shown that ambulance personnel approach inter-hospital transfers from a business perspective, which affects the way they process and perceive transfers. There exists a consensus among staff that the inter-hospital transfer policy or procedure is not fully understood, due to a lack of clarity and mixed messages throughout the process. Staff members view the inter-hospital transfer process as a nuisance and have acknowledged it was inadequately executed. Additionally, undertaking certain inter-hospital transfers is seen as challenging paramedics’ professional identities.
    • What happened on Restart a Heart Day 2017 in England?

      Brown, Terry P.; Perkins, Gavin D.; Lockey, Andrew S.; Soar, Jasmeet; Askew, Sara; Mersom, Frank; Fothergill, Rachael T.; Cox, Emma; Black, Sarah; Lumley-Holmes, Jenny (2018-09)
    • What motivates students to pursue a career in paramedicine?

      Ross, Linda; Hannah, Julian; Van Huizen, Pheona (2016)
    • Who receives bystander CPR in a witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England

      Brown, Terry P.; Booth, Scott; Hawkes, Claire A.; Fothergill, Rachael T.; Black, Sarah; Pocock, Helen; Gunson, Imogen; Soar, Jasmeet; Mark, Julian; Perkins, Gavin D. (2018-09)
    • Writing your NQP portfolio: hacks and tips

      Chapman, Eleanor (2019-04-08)
      This month, newly qualified paramedic, Eleanor Chapman, shines some light on the NQP portfolio, discussing its challenges and its value, while sharing some practical tips Abstract published with permission.