Sarah Black

Research and audit manager, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Competence of UK paramedics in performing standard paramedic skills

The aim of this study was to observe the performance of clinical skills of paramedics ranging in complexity and frequency of exposure. This was done to achieve the following objectives:.

Examining the type and frequency of incidents attended by UK paramedics

The aim of this study was to identify the frequency of incidents attended with a view to highlighting potential issues that may exist for paramedic practice. This aim has been achieved through the...

The new Red 1 ambulance response time definition: evaluating clinical impact

The aim of the evaluation was to assess whether the new Red 1 definition had an impact on the patients that receive a Red 1 response..

Which factors most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

The model predicts that the number of regular fallers among older people is the most influential contributor to demand for ambulances in South West England. This factor is predicted to be over three...

Single–dose activated charcoal—a feasibility study in an ambulance setting

A Trust-wide retrospective audit of patient clinical records, where the presenting condition code used by the clinician in attendance was deliberate or accidental overdose (excluding alcohol in...