Andrew Lockey

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BACKGROUND The cardiac arrest scenario test (CASTest) is a central component of the assessment strategy on the Advanced Life Support Course. The aim of this study was to establish equivalence between the four different CASTest scenarios and investigate the impact of profession, candidate order and course centre on the pass rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)
INTRODUCTION The "4-stage approach" has been widely accepted for practical skill training replacing the traditional 2 stages ("see one, do one"). However, the superior effectiveness of the 4-stage approach was never proved. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether skill training with the 4-stage approach results in shorter performance time needed for a successful(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of high versus low fidelity manikins in the context of advanced life support training for improving knowledge, skill performance at course conclusion, skill performance between course conclusion and one year, skill performance at one year, skill performance in actual resuscitations,(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that blended approaches combining e-learning with face-to-face training reduces costs whilst maintaining similar learning outcomes. The preferences in learning approach for healthcare providers to this new style of learning have not been comprehensively studied. The aim of this study is to evaluate the acceptability of blended(More)
The need to exclude cervical spine injury ('clearance') in an obtunded patient poses a dilemma. The purpose of this study was to find out the current practices for tackling this situation around the country. A questionnaire was sent to all Intensive Care Units who accept injured patients. There is a great diversity in the management and investigation of(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify whether the practice of the UK ambulance trusts comply with national recommendations with respect to when ambulance personnel are allowed to recognise death and/or terminate resuscitation attempts in the adult, normothermic, non-traumatic cardiac arrest. METHODS Questionnaire study of 39 ambulance trusts. RESULTS At the time of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether patients attending an A&E department would prefer injection or suppository diclofenac as analgesia if oral medication was contraindicated. Patients presenting to the 'walking wounded' side were asked to fill in a questionnaire indicating their preference. The results showed a strong preference for(More)