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2013 - Publications

  • Muecke S, Curac N, BinksD . Informing clinical policy decision-making practices in ambulance services. International Journal Evidence Based Healthcare. 2013;11:299-304.
  • Gruen RL, Jacobs IG, Reade MC on behalf of the PATCH study investigators. Trauma and tranexamic acid. Editorial. MJA. 2013;199(5):310-11.
  • Dinh MM, Oliver M, Bein K, Muecke S, Carroll T, Veillard A, Gabbe BJ, Ivers R. Level of agreement between prehospital and emergency department vital signs in trauma patients. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2013;25(5):457-463.
  • Simpson PM, Bendall JC, Tiedemann A, Lord SR, Close JCT. Prehospital analgesia for older patients who have fallen and sustained a suspected fracture; above par, but room for improvement exists. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013: IN PRESS.
  • Simpson PM, Bendall JC, Tiedemann A, Lord SR, Close JCT. Epidemiology of emergency ambulance responses to older people who have fallen: a prospective cohort study. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013: IN PRESS.

2013 - Conference papers and posters

  • Muecke S, Curac N, Binks D. Evidence for ‘excellence in care. 2013; Australian College of Health Service Management National Congress: Canberra.
  • Carroll T, Muecke S. Assessing the links of a large linked data project of prehospital, hospital and mortality records. 2013; Australasian Epidemiological Society Annual Scientific Meeting: Brisbane.
  • Simpson PM. Integration of health promotion and injury prevention initiatives into paramedic practice when providing emergency care to older people who have fallen. 2013; Australian Health Promotion Association: Sydney.
  • Simpson P, Bendall J, Tiedemann A, Lord S, Close J. Paramedic utilisation of primary healthcare resources for older patients who have fallen. 2013; Primary Health Care Research Conference: Sydney.


  • Simpson PM, Bendall JC, Patterson J, Middleton PM. Beliefs and attitudes of paramedics towards evidence-based practice and research. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare. 2012;10:197-203.
  • Price R, Bendall JC, Patterson JA, Middleton PM. What causes adverse events in prehospital care? - A Human Factors Approach. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2012 (Published early online July 16, 2012).
  • Cone DC, Irvine K, Middleton PM. The methodology of the Australian Prehospital Outcomes Study of Longitudinal Epidemiology (APOStLE) Project. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2012;16(4):505-512.
  • Middleton PM, Davies SR, Reinton-Reynolds T, Marial O, Middleton JW. The prehospital epidemiology of spinal cord injuries in New South Wales: 2004-2008. Injury. 2012;43:480-85.
  • Simpson PM, McCabe B, Cone DC, Bendall JC, Middleton PM. Paramedic-performed digital nerve block to facilitate field reduction of a dislocated finger. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2012;16(3):415-19.
  • Bendall JC, Simpson PM, Middleton PM. Prehospital analgesic use in New South Wales, Australia. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2012:26(6);1-5.


  • Simpson PM, Bendall JC. Non-invasive ventilation for acute pulmonary oedema in the prehospital setting: an evidence-based review. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2011;28:609-612.
  • Bendall JC, Simpson PM, Middleton PM. Effectiveness of prehospital morphine, fentanyl and methoxyflurane in pediatric patients. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2011;15(2):158-65.
  • Bendall JC, Simpson PM, Middleton PM. Prehospital vital signs can predict pain severity; an analysis using ordinal logistic regression. European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011;8(6):334-9.


  • Middleton PM, Simpson PM, Dobbins T, Sinclair G, Bendall JC. Effectiveness of morphine, fentanyl and methoxyflurane in the prehospital setting. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2010;14:439-447.
  • Simpson PM, Goodger MS, Bendall JC. Delayed versus immediate defibrillation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Resuscitation.2010;81:925-93.