Karen L Smith

Summary

Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Automatic external defibrillators: changing the way we manage ventricular fibrillation
    K L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 172:384-8. 2000
  2. pmc Is the public equipped to act in out of hospital cardiac emergencies?
    K L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Australia Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med J 20:85-7. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of heart attack symptoms in a community survey of Victoria
    Karen L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 14:255-60. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Cardiac arrests treated by ambulance paramedics and fire fighters
    Karen L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:305-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of a medical first-responder role by fire fighters
    K Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, VIC 3181, Prahran, Australia
    Resuscitation 51:33-8. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Results from the first 12 months of a fire first-responder program in Australia
    K L Smith
    Monash Medical School, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, VIC 3181, Prahran, Australia
    Resuscitation 49:143-50. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Prehospital prediction of intensive care unit stay and mortality in blunt trauma patients
    Belinda J Gabbe
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Trauma 59:458-65. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The trauma registry as a statewide quality improvement tool
    Peter A Cameron
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    J Trauma 59:1469-76. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint A model of survival following pre-hospital cardiac arrest based on the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Register
    Masha Fridman
    Strategic Planning Department, Metropolitan Ambulance Service, 375 Manningham Road, Doncaster 3108, Victoria, Australia
    Resuscitation 75:311-22. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicted impact on Victoria's ambulance services of a new major trauma system
    A Peeters
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 71:747-52. 2001

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Automatic external defibrillators: changing the way we manage ventricular fibrillation
    K L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 172:384-8. 2000
    ..To discuss recent developments in automatic defibrillation and to review the evidence that first-responders equipped with automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
  2. pmc Is the public equipped to act in out of hospital cardiac emergencies?
    K L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Australia Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med J 20:85-7. 2003
    ..This study aimed to determine whether the people in Australia are informed about and prepared to intervene in a cardiac emergency...
  3. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of heart attack symptoms in a community survey of Victoria
    Karen L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 14:255-60. 2002
    ..To ascertain the level of knowledge of heart attack symptoms in the Victorian public...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cardiac arrests treated by ambulance paramedics and fire fighters
    Karen L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:305-9. 2002
    ..8%. The mean emergency services (fire and ambulance) response time to cardiac arrest patients was 6.03 (SD, 1.65) minutes. The mean time to defibrillation for ventricular fibrillation patients was 8.75 (SD, 2.07) minutes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of a medical first-responder role by fire fighters
    K Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, VIC 3181, Prahran, Australia
    Resuscitation 51:33-8. 2001
    ..We aimed to assess the impact of the introduction of a medical first-responder role to the fire service, on the fire fighters both professionally and personally...
  6. ncbi request reprint Results from the first 12 months of a fire first-responder program in Australia
    K L Smith
    Monash Medical School, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, VIC 3181, Prahran, Australia
    Resuscitation 49:143-50. 2001
    ..The fire first-responders were added as an extra tier to the existing two-tired ambulance response...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prehospital prediction of intensive care unit stay and mortality in blunt trauma patients
    Belinda J Gabbe
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Trauma 59:458-65. 2005
    ..However, no consensus has been reached regarding the best criteria or triage tool for identifying patients injured seriously enough to warrant transfer to a trauma center...
  8. ncbi request reprint The trauma registry as a statewide quality improvement tool
    Peter A Cameron
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    J Trauma 59:1469-76. 2005
    ..In Victoria, Australia, a statewide trauma system and trauma registry has been established to monitor and feedback the process of management and outcomes of major trauma patients across all healthcare providers...
  9. ncbi request reprint A model of survival following pre-hospital cardiac arrest based on the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Register
    Masha Fridman
    Strategic Planning Department, Metropolitan Ambulance Service, 375 Manningham Road, Doncaster 3108, Victoria, Australia
    Resuscitation 75:311-22. 2007
    ..We used the VACAR data to construct a new model of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), which was specified in accordance with observed trends...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicted impact on Victoria's ambulance services of a new major trauma system
    A Peeters
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 71:747-52. 2001
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyse the potential effect of this system on Victoria's ambulance services...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictors of mortality, length of stay and discharge destination in blunt trauma
    Belinda J Gabbe
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and Metropolitan Ambulance Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 75:650-6. 2005
    ..The present study explored a range of variables to identify predictors of mortality and morbidity and to develop prediction models based on these variables...
  12. ncbi request reprint Developing Australia's first statewide trauma registry: what are the lessons?
    Peter A Cameron
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 74:424-8. 2004
    ..This paper describes the issues faced by VSTORM in developing, implementing and maintaining a statewide trauma registry...
  13. doi request reprint Prehospital prediction of the severity of blunt anatomic injury
    Stephen A Mulholland
    Victoria Trauma Foundation Centre for Trauma Research and Practice, The Alfred Hospital, Melborne, Australia
    J Trauma 64:754-60. 2008
    ..To assess whether paramedic prediction of severity of injury to individual body regions is accurate and could add to overall paramedic prediction of injury severity...