|PROJECT TITLE||WHAT ARE THE PREDICTORS, BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE PAIN IN CHILDREN BY AMBULANCE SERVICES?|
|Funding body||National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (NIHR-ARC EM)|
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|Overarching aim||The aim of this study is to identify why pain is poorly managed in children within a UK ambulance service NHS Trust and to explore ways to improve this.|
|Objectives||The objectives are:
|Methods||Mixed methods study|
|Outcomes||A key outcome will be to inform improvements in the quality of care and the experience of injured children suffering pain where the ambulance service attends. This doctoral study will inform the development of an educational intervention which on implementation will have a direct impact on patient experience by improving quality of care and indirectly improve the experience of patients’ relatives.|
|Outputs||Peer reviewed publications and conference presentations.
Whitley GA, Hemingway P, Law GR, Jones A, Curtis F, Siriwardena AN (2020) The predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in children by emergency medical services: a systematic mixed studies review. Journal of Child Health Care (in press).
Whitley GA, Munro S, Hemingway P, Law GR, Siriwardena AN, Cooke D, Quinn T (2020). Mixed methods in pre-hospital research: understanding complex clinical problems. British Paramedic Journal (in press).
Whitley GA, Hemingway P, Law GR, Wilson C, Siriwardena AN (2020). Predictors of effective management of acute pain in children within a UK ambulance service: a cross-sectional study. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 38: 1424–1430.
Whitley GA, Hemingway P, Law GR, Jones A, Curtis F, Siriwardena AN (2018) What are the predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in children by ambulance services: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. British Paramedic Journal, 3 (2): 22-28.
|Impact||The study will inform development of an educational intervention to help improve pre-hospital pain management of children, both within UK ambulance services and international emergency medical services.|