South Western Ambulance Service

Brandling J., Kirby K., Black S., Voss S. and Benger J. (2017) Emergency medical service provider decision-making in out of hospital cardiac arrest: an exploratory study. BMC Emergency  Medicine. 17:24 DOI 10.1186/s12873-017-0136-3


Stanley J., Kirby K., Robinson M. (2017) Pre-hospital lactate testing in the recognition and management of sepsis and septic shock: A proof of concept study. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 9(4):146-148.


Voss S., Black S., Brandling J., Buswell M., Cheston R., Cullum S., Kirby K., Purdy S., Solway C., Taylor H., Benger J. (2017) Home or hospital for people with dementia and one or more other multimorbidities: What is the potential to reduce avoidable admissions? The HOMEWARD Project Protocol. BMJOpen. 7:e016651.doi10.1136/bnjopen-2017-016651


Lynde J., Trebilcock H., Kirby K.,Tuckett S., Perris A., South A., Black S. (2017) The new Red1 ambulance response time definition: Evaluating clinical impact. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 9(2):67-70.


Paudyal P., Smith J., Robinson M., South A., Higginson I., Reuben A., Shaffee J., Black S. and Logan S. (2017) Tranexamic acid in major trauma: implementation and evaluation across South West England. European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 24(1):44-48.


Robinson M., Taylor J., Voss S., Rogers C., Brett S. and Benger, J. (2016) Overcoming challenges of setting-up a large and complex pre-hospital trial: AIRWAYS-2. Emergency Medicine Journal 2016 vol: 33 (9) pp: 677.3-678. doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2016-206139.3


Taylor J., Black S., Brett S., Kirby K., Nolan J., Reeves B., Robinson M., Rogers A., Scott L., South A., Stokes E., Thomas M., Voss S., Wordsworth S. and 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


Kirby K., Moreland S. and Pollard J. (2016) The Impact of working shifts: Exploring the views of UK paramedics. Journal of Paramedic Practice 8(5):252.


Chalk D., Black S., Pitt M., (2016) Which factors most influence demand for ambulances in South West England. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 8(7):356-367.


Zorab O., Robinson M. and Endacott R. (2015) Are prehospital treatment or conveyance decisions affected by an ambulance crew’s ability to access a patient’s health information? BMC Emergency Medicine. 15:26.


Walker R., Black S. (2015) Single–dose activated charcoal—a feasibility study in an ambulance setting. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 7(10).


Pollard J., & Black S. (2015) Do paramedics find it beneficial to learn the diagnosis given to their patients in the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Journal. 32(5).


Clarke S., Bradley R., Simmonds B., Salisbury C., Benger J., Marques E., Greenwood R., Shepstone L., Robinson M., Appleby-Fleming J. and Gooberman – Hill R. (2014) Can paramedics use FRAX (the WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool) to help GPs improve future fracture risk in patients who fall? Protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study.  BMJ Open 2014;4:e005744. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005744


Kirby K (2013) Pre-hospital lactate testing in the identification of patients with sepsis: A review of the literature. Journal of Paramedic Practice 5(12) 698 – 703.


Siriwardena N., Shaw D., Donohoe R., Black S., Stephenson J.(2010) Development and pilot of clinical performance indicators for English ambulance services. Emergency Medicine Journal. 27(4):327-331.


Cooper S, Barrett B., Black S., Evans C., Real C., Williams S., and Wright B. (2004) The emerging role of the emergency care practitioner. Emergency Medicine Journal. 21(4):614-618.