Gary Smith

Gary Smith

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Biography

Following graduation from Southampton University (1977) and trainee posts in medicine and anaesthesia in Southampton, Gloucester and Bristol , I spent one year as a faculty member of Yale University, USA. Between 1986 and 2011, I worked as Consultant in Critical Care at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

I have a long-standing interest in the early recognition of, and the response to, patient deterioration. In 1998, I was a lead author of a BMJ article that highlighted opportunities to improve the ward care of sick patients. In 2000, I led the development of the ALERT (Acute Life-threatening Events: Recognition & Treatment) course and was subsequently involved in educational initiatives by the UK Royal Colleges (CCrISP & IMPACT) to improve ward staffs' recognition and management of patient deterioration. I described the ‘Chain of Prevention’, which was adopted by the UK and European Resuscitation Councils to assist hospitals in structuring their care processes to prevent and detect patient deterioration and cardiac arrest...

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Journal Articles

  • Freathy, S., Smith, G.B., Schoonhoven, L. and Westwood, G., 2019. The response to patient deterioration in the UK National Health Service — A survey of acute hospital policies. Resuscitation, 139, 152-158.
  • Dall'Ora, C., Smith, G. et al., 2019. Nurses' 12-hour shifts and missed or delayed vital signs observations on hospital wards: retrospective observational study. BMJ OPEN, 9 (1).
  • Smith, G.B., Redfern, O.C., Pimentel, M.A.F., Gerry, S., Collins, G.S., Malycha, J., Prytherch, D., Schmidt, P.E. and Watkinson, P.J., 2019. The National Early warning Score 2 (NEWS2). Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 19 (3), 260.
  • Pimentel, M.A.F., Redfern, O.C., Gerry, S., Collins, G.S., Malycha, J., Prytherch, D., Schmidt, P.E., Smith, G.B. and Watkinson, P.J., 2019. A comparison of the ability of the National Early Warning Score and the National Early Warning Score 2 to identify patients at risk of in-hospital mortality: A multi-centre database study. Resuscitation, 134, 147-156.
  • Isaacs, R., Smith, G., Gale-Andrews, L., Wee, M., van Teijlingen, E., Bick, D. and Hundley, V., 2019. Design errors in vital sign charts used in consultant-led maternity units in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia.
  • Redfern, O.C., Pimentel, M.A.F., Prytherch, D., Meredith, P., Clifton, D.A., Tarassenko, L., Smith, G.B. and Watkinson, P.J., 2018. Predicting in-hospital mortality and unanticipated admissions to the intensive care unit using routinely collected blood tests and vital signs: Development and validation of a multivariable model. Resuscitation, 133, 75-81.
  • Recio-Saucedo, A., Maruotti, A., Griffiths, P., Smith, G.B., Meredith, P., Westwood, G., Fogg, C. and Schmidt, P., 2018. Relationships between healthcare staff characteristics and the conduct of vital signs observations at night: Results of a survey and factor analysis. Nursing Open, 5 (4), 621-633.
  • Hydes, T.J., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E., Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R. and Aspinall, R.J., 2018. National Early Warning Score Accurately Discriminates the Risk of Serious Adverse Events in Patients With Liver Disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 16 (10), 1657-1666.e10.
  • Griffiths, P., Recio-Saucedo, A., Dall'Ora, C., Briggs, J., Maruotti, A., Meredith, P., Smith, G.B. and Ball, J., 2018. The association between nurse staffing and omissions in nursing care: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74 (7), 1474-1487.
  • Recio-Saucedo, A., Smith, G.B. et al., 2018. What impact does nursing care left undone have on patient outcomes? Review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (11-12), 2248-2259.
  • Hope, J., Recio-Saucedo, A., Fogg, C., Griffiths, P., Smith, G.B., Westwood, G. and Schmidt, P.E., 2018. A fundamental conflict of care: Nurses’ accounts of balancing patients' sleep with taking vital sign observations at night. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (9-10), 1860-1871.
  • Griffiths, P., Smith, G. et al., 2018. Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards: modelling the consequences and costs of variations in nurse staffing and skill mix. Retrospective observational study using routinely collected data. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6 (38), 0.
  • Redfern, O.C., Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Meredith, P., Inada-Kim, M. and Schmidt, P.E., 2018. A comparison of the Quick sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ failure assessment score and the National early warning score in non-ICU patients with/without infection. Critical Care Medicine, 46 (12), 1923-1933.
  • Griffiths, P., Maruotti, A., Recio Saucedo, A., Redfern, O.C., Ball, J.E., Briggs, J., Dall'Ora, C., Schmidt, P.E. and Smith, G.B., 2018. Nurse staffing, nursing assistants and hospital mortality: Retrospective longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Quality and Safety.
  • Soar, J., Smith, G.B. et al., 2017. Adult advanced life support: Section 3 of the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015. Notfall und Rettungsmedizin, 20, 25-88.
  • Smith, G.B., Recio-Saucedo, A. and Griffiths, P., 2017. The measurement frequency and completeness of vital signs in general hospital wards: An evidence free zone? International Journal of Nursing Studies.
  • Smith, G.B., Isaacs, R., Andrews, L., Wee, M.Y.K., van Teijlingen, E., Bick, D.E. and Hundley, V., 2017. Vital signs and other observations used to detect deterioration in pregnant women: an analysis of vital sign charts in consultant-led UK maternity units Obstetric vital signs charts. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, 30, 44-51.
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Jarvis, S., Kovacs, C., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E. and Briggs, J., 2016. A Comparison of the Ability of the Physiologic Components of Medical Emergency Team Criteria and the U.K. National Early Warning Score to Discriminate Patients at Risk of a Range of Adverse Clinical Outcomes∗. Critical Care Medicine, 44 (12), 2171-2181.
  • Robinson, E.J., Smith, G.B., Power, G.S., Harrison, D.A., Nolan, J., Soar, J., Spearpoint, K., Gwinnutt, C. and Rowan, K.M., 2016. Risk-adjusted survival for adults following in-hospital cardiac arrest by day of week and time of day: Observational cohort study. BMJ Quality and Safety, 25 (11), 832-841.
  • Kovacs, C., Jarvis, S.W., Prytherch, D.R., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E., Briggs, J.S. and Smith, G.B., 2016. Comparison of the National Early Warning Score in non-elective medical and surgical patients. The British journal of surgery, 103 (10), 1385-1393.
  • Mitchell, C., Meredith, P., Richardson, M., Greengross, P. and Smith, G.B., 2016. Reducing the number and impact of outbreaks of nosocomial viral gastroenteritis: Time-series analysis of a multidimensional quality improvement initiative. BMJ Quality and Safety, 25 (6), 466-474.
  • Smith, G.B., 2016. Vital signs: Vital for surviving in-hospital cardiac arrest? Resuscitation, 98, A3-A4.
  • Soar, J., Smith, G.B. et al., 2015. Adult advanced life support: Section 3 of the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015. Notfall und Rettungsmedizin, 18 (8), 770-832.
  • Soar, J., Smith, G.B. et al., 2015. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015. Section 3. Adult advanced life support. Resuscitation, 95, 100-147.
  • Griffiths, P., Saucedo, A., Schmidt, P. and Smith, G., 2015. Vital signs monitoring in hospitals at night. Nursing Times, 111 (0), 16.
  • Jarvis, S.W., Kovacs, C., Briggs, J., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Prytherch, D.R. and Smith, G.B., 2015. Are observation selection methods important when comparing early warning score performance? Resuscitation, 90, 1-6.
  • Schmidt, P.E., Meredith, P., Prytherch, D.R., Watson, D., Watson, V., Killen, R.M., Greengross, P., Mohammed, M.A. and Smith, G.B., 2015. Impact of introducing an electronic physiological surveillance system on hospital mortality. BMJ Quality and Safety, 24 (2), 176-177.
  • Jarvis, S., Kovacs, C., Briggs, J., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Prytherch, D.R. and Smith, G.B., 2015. Aggregate National Early Warning Score (NEWS) values are more important than high scores for a single vital signs parameter for discriminating the risk of adverse outcomes. Resuscitation, 87, 75-80.
  • Smith, G.B., Welch, J., DeVita, M.A., Hillman, K.M. and Jones, D., 2015. Education for cardiac arrest - Treatment or prevention? Resuscitation, 92, 59-62.
  • Clifton, D.A., Clifton, L., Sandu, D.M., Smith, G.B., Tarassenko, L., Vollam, S.A. and Watkinson, P.J., 2015. 'Errors' and omissions in paper-based early warning scores: The association with changes in vital signs-a database analysis. BMJ Open, 5 (7).
  • Jarvis, S., Kovacs, C., Briggs, J., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Prytherch, D.R. and Smith, G.B., 2015. Can binary early warning scores perform as well as standard early warning scores for discriminating a patient's risk of cardiac arrest, death or unanticipated intensive care unit admission? Resuscitation, 93, 46-52.
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Meredith, P. and Schmidt, P.E., 2015. Early warning scores: unravelling detection and escalation. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 28 (8), 872-875.
  • Isaacs, R.A., Thomas, S., Hundley, V., Smith, G.B., van Teijlingen, E., Thomas, P.W. et al., 2014. A national survey of obstetric early warning systems in the United Kingdom: five years on. Anaesthesia, 69 (7), 687-692.
  • Badriyah, T., Briggs, J.S., Meredith, P., Jarvis, S.W., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Prytherch, D.R. and Smith, G.B., 2014. Decision-tree early warning score (DTEWS) validates the design of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS). Resuscitation, 85 (3), 418-423.
  • Nolan, J.P., Soar, J., Smith, G.B., Gwinnutt, C., Parrott, F., Power, S., Harrison, D.A., Nixon, E. and Rowan, K., 2014. Incidence and outcome of in-hospital cardiac arrest in the United Kingdom National Cardiac Arrest Audit. Resuscitation, 85 (8), 987-992.
  • Carr, E.C.J., Meredith, P., Chumbley, G., Killen, R., Prytherch, D.R. and Smith, G.B., 2014. Pain: A quality of care issue during patients' admission to hospital. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (6), 1391-1403.
  • DeVita, M.A., Hillman, K. and Smith, G.B., 2014. Resuscitation and rapid response systems. Resuscitation, 85 (1), 1-2.
  • Harrison, D.A., Patel, K., Nixon, E., Soar, J., Smith, G.B., Gwinnutt, C., Nolan, J.P. and Rowan, K.M., 2014. Development and validation of risk models to predict outcomes following in-hospital cardiac arrest attended by a hospital-based resuscitation team. Resuscitation, 85 (8), 993-1000.
  • Bick, D.E., Hundley, V., Thomas, S., Smith, G.B. et al., 2014. A national cross sectional survey of heads of midwifery services of uptake, benefits and barriers to use of obstetric early warning systems (EWS) by midwives. Midwifery, 30 (11), 1140-1146.
  • Jarvis, S.W., Kovacs, C., Badriyah, T., Briggs, J., Mohammed, M.A., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Prytherch, D.R. and Smith, G.B., 2013. Development and validation of a decision tree early warning score based on routine laboratory test results for the discrimination of hospital mortality in emergency medical admissions. Resuscitation, 84 (11), 1494-1499.
  • Hands, C., Reid, E., Meredith, P., Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Schmidt, P.E. and Featherstone, P.I., 2013. Patterns in the recording of vital signs and early warning scores: Compliance with a clinical escalation protocol. BMJ Quality and Safety, 22 (9), 719-726.
  • Smith, G.B., 2013. Have we found the perfect early warning score? A view of ViEWS. Resuscitation, 84 (6), 707-708.
  • Mohammed, M.A., Rudge, G., Watson, D., Wood, G., Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Girling, A. and Stevens, A., 2013. Index Blood Tests and National Early Warning Scores within 24 Hours of Emergency Admission Can Predict the Risk of In-Hospital Mortality: A Model Development and Validation Study. PLoS ONE, 8 (5).
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Meredith, P., Schmidt, P.E. and Featherstone, P.I., 2013. The ability of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to discriminate patients at risk of early cardiac arrest, unanticipated intensive care unit admission, and death. Resuscitation, 84 (4), 465-470.
  • Mohammed, M.A., Rudge, G., Wood, G., Smith, G., Nangalia, V., Prytherch, D., Holder, R. and Briggs, J., 2012. Which Is More Useful in Predicting Hospital Mortality -Dichotomised Blood Test Results or Actual Test Values? A Retrospective Study in Two Hospitals. PLoS ONE, 7 (10).
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Watson, D., Forde, V., Windsor, A., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Higgins, B. and Meredith, P., 2012. SpO2 values in acute medical admissions breathing air-Implications for the British Thoracic Society guideline for emergency oxygen use in adult patients? Resuscitation, 83 (10), 1201-1205.
  • Smith, G., 2012. Junior Doctors in an acute care setting: better practical; training and supervision are needed. Student BMJ, 20, e1331.
  • Smith, G.B., 2011. Measuring pulse and breathing rates-Simple, yet complex. Resuscitation, 82 (11), 1367-1368.
  • Deakin, C.D., Nolan, J.P., Soar, J., Sunde, K., Koster, R.W., Smith, G.B. and Perkins, G.D., 2010. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 Section 4. Adult advanced life support. Resuscitation, 81 (10), 1305-1352.
  • Nangalia, V., Prytherch, D.R. and Smith, G.B., 2010. Health technology assessment review: Remote monitoring of vital signs - current status and future challenges. Critical Care, 14 (5).
  • Smith, G.B., 2010. In-hospital cardiac arrest: is it time for an in-hospital 'chain of prevention'? Resuscitation, 81 (9), 1209-1211.
  • Prytherch, D.R., Smith, G.B., Schmidt, P.E. and Featherstone, P.I., 2010. ViEWS-Towards a national early warning score for detecting adult inpatient deterioration. Resuscitation, 81 (8), 932-937.
  • DeVita, M.A. et al., 2010. "Identifying the hospitalised patient in crisis"-A consensus conference on the afferent limb of Rapid Response Systems. Resuscitation, 81 (4), 375-382.
  • Stockwell, B., Bellis, G., Morton, G., Chung, K., Merton, W.L., Andrews, N. and Smith, G.B., 2009. Electrical injury during "hands on" defibrillation-A potential risk of internal cardioverter defibrillators? Resuscitation, 80 (7), 832-834.
  • Mohammed, M.A., Hayton, R., Clements, G., Smith, G. and Prytherch, D.R., 2009. Improving Accuracy and Efficiency of Early Warning Scores in Acute Care. British Journal of Nursing, 18, 18-24.
  • Featherstone, P.I., Chalmers, T. and Smith, G.B., 2008. RSVP: A System for Communicating Patient Deterioration in Hospital Patients. British Journal of Nursing, 17, 860-864.
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Schmidt, P.E. and Featherstone, P.I., 2008. Review and Performance Evaluation of Aggregate Weighted ‘Track and Trigger’ Systems. Resuscitation, 77, 170-179.
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Kellett, P.I., Deane, J. and Higgins, B., 2008. Should Age be Included as a Component of Track and Trigger Systems Used to Identify Sick Adult Patients? Resuscitation, 78, 109-115.
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I. and Higgins, B., 2008. A Review, and Performance Evaluation, of Single-Parameter "Track and Trigger” Systems. Resuscitation, 79, 11-21.
  • Smith, G.B., 2008. Increased Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Decision Making in Hospitals with a Medical Emergency Teams System—Cause and Effect? Resuscitation, 79, 346-347.
  • Cuthbertson, B.H. and Smith, G.B., 2007. A Warning on Early-Warning Scores! British Journal of Anaesthesia, 98, 704-706.
  • DeVita, M.A. and Smith, G.B., 2007. Rapid Response Systems: Is it the Team or the System That is Working? Critical Care Medicine, 35, 2218-2219.
  • Prytherch, D.R., Smith, G.B., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Stewart, K., Knight, D. and Higgins, B., 2006. Calculating Early Warning Scores: A Classroom Comparison of Pen and Paper and Hand-Held Computer Methods. Resuscitation, 70, 173-178.
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Knight, D., Clements, G. and Mohammed, M.A., 2006. Hospital-Wide Physiological Surveillance: A New Approach to the Early Identification and Management of the Sick Patient. Resuscitation, 71, 19-28.
  • Nolan, J., Deakin, C., Soar, J., Böttiger, B. and Smith, G., 2005. European Resuscitation Council guidelines for resuscitation 2005. Section 4. Adult advanced life support. Resuscitation, 67 (Suppl 1), S39-S86.
  • Bruce, R.C., McLeod, A.D. and Smith, G.B., 2005. A Survey of UK Anaesthetic Trainee Attitudes Towards Simulator Based Training Experience. Bulletin of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 34, 1722-1723.
  • Gabbott, D. et al., 2005. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Standards for Clinical Practice and Training in the UK. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 13, 171-179.
  • Gabbott, D.A. et al., 2005. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Standards for Clinical Practice and Training in the UK. Resuscitation, 64, 13-19.
  • Featherstone, P.I., Smith, G.B., Linnell, M., Easton, S. and Osgood, V.M., 2005. Impact of a One-Day Inter-Professional Course (ALERT™) on Attitudes and Confidence in Managing Critically Ill Adult Patients. Resuscitation, 65, 329-336.
  • Perkins, G.D., Smith, G.B. et al., 2005. The Acute Care Undergraduate Teaching (ACUTE) Initiative: Consensus Development of Core Competencies in Acute Care for Undergraduates in the United Kingdom. Intensive Care Medicine, 31, 1627-1633.
  • McBride, J., Knight, D., Piper, J. and Smith, G.B., 2005. Long-Term Effect of Introducing an Early Warning Score on Respiratory Rate Charting on General Wards. Resuscitation, 65, 41-44.
  • Prytherch, D.R., Briggs, J.S., Weaver, P.C., Schmidt, P.E. and Smith, G.B., 2005. Measuring Clinical Performance Using Routinely Collected Clinical Data. Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine, 30, 151-156.
  • Prytherch, D.R., Sirl, J.S., Schmidt, P.E., Featherstone, P.I., Weaver, P.C. and Smith, G.B., 2005. The Use of Routine Laboratory Data to Predict In-Hospital Death in Medical Admissions. Resuscitation, 66, 203-207.
  • Smith, G.B., Poplett, N. and Williams, D., 2005. Staff Awareness of a ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ Policy in a District General Hospital. Resuscitation, 65, 159-163.
  • Smith, G.B. and Poplett, N., 2004. Impact of Attending a 1-day Multi-Professional Course (ALERT™) on the Knowledge of Acute Care in Trainee Doctors. Resuscitation, 61, 117-122.
  • Sparkes, D., Smith, G.B. and Prytherch, D.R., 2004. Intensive Care Requirements for an Ageing Population: A Microcosm of Problems Facing the NHS? Clinical Medicine, 4, 263-266.
  • Cook, C. and Smith, G.B., 2004. Do Textbooks of Clinical Examination Contain Information Regarding the Assessment of Critically Ill Patients? Resuscitation, 60, 129-136.
  • Kause, J., Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Parr, M.J.A. and Flabouris, A., 2004. A Comparison of Antecedents to Cardiac Arrests, Deaths and Emergency Intensive Care Admissions in Australia and New Zealand, and the United Kingdom: The ACADEMIA Study. Resuscitation, 62, 275-282.
  • Knighton, J. and Smith, G.B., 2003. Perioperative Fluid Therapy. Anaesthesia & intensive care medicine, 4, 324-326.
  • Blakeley, S. and Smith, G., 2003. Acute renal failure and renal replacement therapy. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 4, 108-111.
  • Tanser, S. and Smith, G., 2003. Brain stem death. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 4, 158-159.
  • Tanser, S. and Smith, G., 2003. Maintenance of the organ donor and organ donation. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 4, 160-161.
  • Beck, D.H., Smith, G.B., Pappachan, J.V. and Millar, B.W., 2003. External Validation of the SAPS II, APACHE II and APACHE III Prognostic Models in South England: A Multicenter Study. Intensive Care Medicine, 29, 249-256.
  • Beck, D.H., Smith, G.B. and Pappachan, J.V., 2002. The Effects of Two Methods for Customising the Original SAPS II Model for Intensive Care Patients From South England. Anaesthesia, 57, 785-793.
  • Moss, P. and Smith, G., 2002. Hypovolaemic shock. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 3, 288-290.
  • Beck, D.H., Smith, G.B. and Taylor, B.L., 2002. The Impact of Low-Risk Intensive Care Unit Admissions on Mortality Probabilities by SAPS II, APACHE II and APACHE III. Anaesthesia, 57, 21-26.
  • Beck, D.H., McQuillan, P. and Smith, G.B., 2002. Waiting for the Break of Dawn? Intensive Care Medicine, 28, 1287-1293.
  • Dyson, E. and Smith, G.B., 2002. Common Faults in Resuscitation Equipment: Guidelines for Checking Equipment and Drugs Used in Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Resuscitation, 55, 137-149.
  • Smith, G.B., Osgood, V.M. and Crane, S., 2002. ALERT™— A Multiprofessional Training Course in the Care of the Acutely Ill Adult Patient. Resuscitation, 52, 281-286.
  • Smith, G.B. and Poplett, N., 2002. Knowledge of Aspects of Acute Care in Trainee Doctors. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 78, 335-338.
  • Walker, D., Deakin, C.D. and Smith, G.B., 2002. Traumatic Pneumomammothorax. Emergency Medicine Journal, 19, 466-467.
  • Taylor, B.L. and Smith, G.B., 2002. Trainees’ Views of a Multidisciplinary Training Programme in Intensive Care Medicine. Care of the Critically Ill, 18, 148-151.
  • Smith, G., 2001. Assessment and stabilisation of the critically ill patient outside the ICU. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 1, 88-90.
  • Smith, G., 2001. Ethical issues in resuscitation and intensive care medicine. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 1, 396-399.
  • Reid, C. and Smith, G., 2001. Management of the poisoned patient. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 2001; 1:355-357., 1, 355-357.
  • Hazelgrove, J.F., Price, C., Pappachan, V.J. and Smith, G.B., 2001. Multicenter study of obstetric admissions to 14 intensive care units in southern England. Crit Care Med., 29 (4), 770-775.
  • Smith, G., 2000. To M.E.T. or not to M.E.T. – that is the question. Care of the Critically Ill, 16, 198-199.
  • Hall, S. and Smith, G., 1999. Breaking bad news to the friends, family and partners of ICU patients - a practical guide. Care of the Critically Ill, 15, 101-104.
  • Smith, G., 1999. Preregistration house officer posts in the intensive care unit: a suitable place for training? Care of the Critically Ill, 15, 152-156.
  • Smith, G. and Neilsen, M., 1999. Criteria for admission of adults to intensive care units. British Medical Journal, 318, 1544-1547.
  • Pappachan, J.V., Millar, B., Bennett, E.D. and Smith, G.B., 1999. Comparison of outcome from intensive care admission after adjustment for case mix by the APACHE III prognostic system. Chest, 115 (3), 802-810.
  • Pappachan, J.V., Millar, B.W., Barrett, D.J. and Smith, G.B., 1999. Analysis of intensive care populations to select possible candidates for high dependency care. J.Accid.Emerg.Med., 16 (1), 13-17.
  • Fulbrook, P., Buckley, P., Mills, C. and Smith, G.B., 1999. On the receiving end: experiences of being a relative in critical care, part 2. Nursing in Critical Care, 4, 179-185.
  • Tunnell, R.D., Millar, B.W. and Smith, G.B., 1998. The effect of lead time bias on severity of illness scoring, mortality prediction and standardised mortality ratio in intensive care--a pilot study. Anaesthesia, 53 (11), 1045-1053.
  • McQuillan, P., Pilkington, S., Allan, A., Taylor, B., Short, A., Morgan, G., Nielsen, M., Collins, C., Barrett, D. and Smith, G., 1998. Confidential inquiry into quality of care before admission to intensive care. British Medical Journal, 316, 1853-1858.
  • Nolan, J., Smith, G., Evans, R., McCusker, K., Lubas, P., Baskett, P. and Parr, M., 1998. The United Kingdom pre-hospital study of active compression-decompression resuscitation. Resuscitation, 37, 119-125.
  • Smith, G., 1998. Training in intensive care medicine. Care of the Critically Ill, 14, 71-75.
  • Lewis, R.M., Fulstow, R. and Smith, G.B., 1997. The teaching of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in schools in Hampshire. Resuscitation, 35 (1), 27-31.
  • Alexander, R., Swales, H., Pickford, A. and Smith, G.B., 1997. The laryngeal mask airway and the tracheal route for drug administration. Br.J.Anaesth., 78 (2), 220-221.
  • Beck, D.H., Taylor, B.L., Millar, B. and Smith, G.B., 1997. Prediction of outcome from intensive care: a prospective cohort study comparing Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II and III prognostic systems in a United Kingdom intensive care unit. Crit Care Med., 25 (1), 9-15.
  • Smith, G., 1997. Paramedic procedures in pre-hospital care. J British Assoc Immed Care, 20, 12.
  • Simpson, H.K. and Smith, G.B., 1996. Survey of paramedic skills in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. BMJ, 313 (7064), 1052-1053.
  • Beck, D.H., Massey, S., Taylor, B.L. and Smith, G.B., 1995. Continuous ascitic recirculation in severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Intensive Care Med., 21 (7), 590-593.
  • O'Donnell, C.J., Beck, D.H., Taylor, B.L. and Smith, G.B., 1995. Upper limb compartment syndromes: a complication of malignant hyperthermia in a patient with ill-defined myopathy. Br.J.Anaesth., 74 (3), 343-344.
  • Munro, H.M., Castilla, L., Taylor, B.L. and Smith, G.B., 1994. Epiglottitis: a disease of all ages. Br.J.Hosp.Med., 52 (9), 443-449.
  • O'Dwyer, J.P., King, J.E., Wood, C.E., Taylor, B.L. and Smith, G.B., 1994. Continuous measurement of systemic vascular resistance. Anaesthesia, 49 (7), 587-590.
  • Munro, H.M., Wood, C.E., Taylor, B.L. and Smith, G.B., 1994. Continuous invasive cardiac output monitoring--the Baxter/Edwards Critical-Care Swan Ganz IntelliCath and Viligance system. Clin.Intensive Care, 5 (2), 52-55.
  • Gibbs, C., Foord, C., Lee, H. and Smith, G., 1993. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in adult onset Still's disease with neurological, respiratory and hepatic sequelae. Br J Hosp Med, 50 (5), 278-279.
  • Fulstow, R. and Smith, G.B., 1993. The new recovery position, a cautionary tale. Resuscitation, 26 (1), 89-91.
  • Kapadia, F., Valentine, S. and Smith, G., 1992. The Role of Microfilters in Clinical Practice: A Review. Intensive Care Medicine, 18, 258-263.
  • Koay, C., Smith, G., Fleet, J. and Walters, J., 1992. Complete Electrical Failure in an Intensive Care Unit. Clinical Intensive Care 1992; 3: 176 179., 3, 176-179.
  • Ghurye, M., McQuillan, P.J., Madden, G.J., Smith, G.B. and Taylor, B.L., 1992. Acute upper airway obstruction due to a ruptured vertebral artery caused by minor cervical trauma. Injury, 23 (6), 424-425.
  • Smith, G.B. and Hirsch, N.P., 1991. Gardner Quincy Colton: pioneer of nitrous oxide anesthesia. Anesth.Analg., 72 (3), 382-391.
  • Smith, G.B., Wilson, G.R., Curry, C.H., May, S.N., Arthurson, G.M., Robinson, D.A. and Cross, G.D., 1988. Predicting successful brachial plexus block using changes in skin electrical resistance. Br.J.Anaesth., 60 (6), 703-708.
  • Smith, G.B., Gusberg, R.J., Jordan, R.H. and Kim, B., 1987. Histamine levels and cardiovascular responses during splenectomy and splenorenal shunt formation in a patient with systemic mastocytosis. Anaesthesia, 42 (8), 861-867.
  • Smith, G.B. and Hill, S.L., 1987. Resuscitation training for medical students in the United Kingdom--a comparison with the United States of America. Intensive Care Med., 13 (4), 260-265.
  • Smith, G.B., Hirsch, N.P. and Ehrenwerth, J., 1986. Placement of double-lumen endobronchial tubes. Correlation between clinical impressions and bronchoscopic findings. Br.J.Anaesth., 58 (11), 1317-1320.
  • Hirsch, N.P. and Smith, G.B., 1986. Harvey Cushing: his contribution to anesthesia. Anesth.Analg., 65 (3), 288-293.
  • Hirsch, N.P., Smith, G.B. and Hirsch, P.O., 1986. Alfred Kirstein. Pioneer of direct laryngoscopy. Anaesthesia, 41 (1), 42-45.
  • Smith, G.B., Hughes, D.G. and Kumar, V., 1985. Temazepam in fast dispensing dosage form as a premedication for children. Anaesthesia, 40 (4), 368-371.
  • Smith, G.B. and Shribman, A.J., 1984. Anaesthesia and severe skin disease. Anaesthesia, 39 (5), 443-455.
  • Smith, G.B., Eltringham, R.J. and Nightingale, J.J., 1983. Ethamsylate in vaginal surgery under lumbar epidural anaesthesia. Ann.R.Coll.Surg.Engl., 65 (2), 103-104.
  • Smith, G., 1983. Higher Oxides of Nitrogen revisited. Anaesthesia Points West, 1983 (16), 23-28.
  • Burlingham, T., Jones, M., Eltringham, R. and Smith, G., 1983. Patient Controlled Analgesia Following Myocardial Infarction. Anaesthesia Points West, 16, 29-31.
  • Smith, G.B. and Willatts, S.M., 1981. A hazard of Swan-Ganz catheterisation. Anaesthesia, 36 (4), 398-401.

Books

  • Yentis, S.M., Hirsch, N.P. and Smith, G.B., 2009. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z: An Encyclopedia of Principles and Practice. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Smith, G.B. and Gabbott, D.A., 2004. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation : standards for clinical practice and training / a joint statement from The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Royal College of Physicians of London, The Intensive Care Society [and] The Resuscitation Council (UK).. London: Resuscitation Council UK.
  • Ridley, S., Smith, G.B. and Batchelor, A.M., 2003. Core Cases in Critical Care. Cambridge University Press.

Chapters

  • Smith, G.B. and Welch, J., 2017. Rapid response Systems: Education for the ward staff. In: DeVita, M., Hillman, K., Bellomo, R., Odell, M., Jones, D.A., Winters, B.D. and Lighthall, G.K., eds. Textbook of Rapid Response Systems Concept and Implementation. Springer.
  • Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R. and Psirides, A.J., 2017. The Afferent Limb of Rapid Response Systems. Textbook of Rapid Response Systems Concept and Implementation. Springer.
  • Smith, G.B., 2006. Recognition of the Critically Ill Patient and Prevention of Cardiopulmonary Arrest. In: Soar, J., Nolan, J., Perkins, G., Scott, M., Goodman, N. and Mitchell, S., eds. Immediate Life Support. London: Resuscitation Council UK.
  • Smith, G.B., 2006. Recognition of the Critically Ill Patient and Prevention of Cardiopulmonary Arrest. In: Nolan, J., Soar, J., Pitcher, D., Gabbott, D., Perkins, G., Scott, M. and Mitchell, S., eds. Advanced Life Support. London: Resuscitation Council UK.
  • Smith, G.B. and Kause, J., 2006. Matching Levels of Care With Levels of Illness. In: DeVita, M.A., Hillman, K. and Bellomo, R., eds. Medical Emergency Teams: Implementation and Outcome Measurement. London: Springer, 63-79.
  • Deakin, C.D., Nolan, J.P., Soar, J., Bottiger, B.W. and Smith, G.B., 2006. Adult Advanced Life Support. In: Baskett, P. and Nolan, J.P., eds. A Pocket Book of the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2005. Edinburgh: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Nolan, J.P., Deakin, C.D., Soar, J., Bottiger, B.W. and Smith, G.B., 2006. Adult Advanced Life Support. In: Nolan, J.P. and Baskett, P., eds. Resuscitation: The European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2005. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Smith, G.B., 2005. Prevention of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Decisions About Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. In: Handley, A.J., ed. Resuscitation Guidelines 2005. London: Resuscitation Council.
  • Smith, G.B., 2004. Initial Assessment and Management of the Acutely Sick Patient. In: Gwinnutt, C., ed. Lecture Notes: Clinical Anesthesia. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Smith, G.B., 2003. Sedation in the Critically Ill Surgical Patient. In: Anderson, I.D., ed. Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient. London: Hodder Arnold.

Conferences

  • Bruce, R.C., McLeod, A.D. and Smith, G.B., 2005. Survey of UK Anaesthetic Trainee Attitudes Towards Simulator Based Training. In: SESAM Annual Meeting 19-21 May 2005 Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, England.
  • Prytherch, D.R., Briggs, J.S., Weaver, P.C., Schmidt, P.E. and Smith, G.B., 2005. Measuring Clinical Performance Using Routinely Collected Clinical Data. In: Southern Institute of Healthcare Informatics: 7th Annual Conference 30 September 2005 University of Portsmouth, England.
  • Prytherch, D.R., Briggs, J.S., Weaver, P.C., Schmidt, P.E. and Smith, G.B., 2005. Measuring Clinical Performance Using Routinely Collected Clinical Data. In: Healthcare Computing 2005 21-23 March 2005 Harrogate International Centre, England.
  • Sparkes, D., Smith, G.B. and Prytherch, D.R., 2004. Intensive Care Requirements for an Ageing Population: A Microcosm of Problems Facing the NHS? In: Wessex Intensive Care Society Summer Meeting 24 June 2004 Chichester, England.
  • Perkins, G.D., Bion, J.F., Gabbott, D., Harrison, S., Nolan, J.P., Mitchell, S., Short, A.I.K. and Smith, G.B., 2004. The Acute Care Undergraduate Teaching (ACUTE) Initiative. In: Resuscitation Council (UK) Annual Scientific Meeting November 2004 London.
  • Perkins, G.D., Bion, J.F., Gabbott, D., Harris, S., Nolan, J.P., Mitchell, S., Short, A.I.K. and Smith, G.B., 2004. The Acute Care Undergraduate Teaching (ACUTE) Initiative. In: Resuscitation 2004: 7th Scientific Congress of the European Resuscitation Council. 8-11 September 2004 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Barker, L.T., Kaufman, S.A., Becker, L.B., Smith, G.B. and Abella, B.S., 2004. Resident Knowledge of Acute Care Medicine in the United States. In: Resuscitation 2004: 7th Scientific Congress of the European Resuscitation Council. 8-11 September 2004 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Smith, G.B. and Poplett, N., 2004. An Evaluation of Healthcare Workers' Awareness of a Hospital’s "Do Not Resuscitate” Policy. In: Resuscitation 2004: 7th Scientific Congress of the European Resuscitation Council. 8-11 September 2004 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Kause, J., Smith, G.B., Hillman, K., Prytherch, D.R., Parr, M.J.A. and Flabouris, A., 2004. ACADEMIA: Antecedents to Cardiac Arrest, Deaths and Emergency Intensive Care Admissions. In: Resuscitation 2004: 7th Scientific Congress of the European Resuscitation Council. 8-11 September 2004 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Clarke, S., Knight, D., McBride, J., Moorse, S., Poplett, N. and Smith, G.B., 2004. In which Pooh’s Hospital Team (PHT) Saves Tigger…. In: Working in Partnership to Improve the Patient Experience Meeting September 2004 Portsmouth, England.
  • Clarke, S., Knight, D., McBride, J., Moorse, S., Poplett, N. and Smith, G.B., 2003. In which Pooh’s Hospital Team (PHT) saves Tigger... In: Visit of Aiden Hallighan, DCMO December 2003 Portsmouth, England.
  • Kause, J., Smith, G.B., Hillman, K., Prytherch, D.R., Parr, M.J.A. and Flabouris, A., 2003. ACADEMIA –Antecedents to Cardiac Arrest, Deaths and Emergency Intensive Care Admissions. In: 16th Annual Congress, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 5-8 October 2003 Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Sparkes, D., Smith, G.B. and Prytherch, D.R., 2002. Intensive Care Requirements for an Ageing Population: A Microcosm of Problems Facing the NHS? In: Intensive Care Society “State of the Art” Meeting 12-13 December 2002 London.

Reports

Invited Lectures

  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Asmund S Laerdal Lecturer, 2007, London
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh James Cameron Lecture 2012, Edinburgh

Grants

  • Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards: modelling the consequences and costs of variations in nurse staffing and skill mix. Retrospective observational study using routinely collected data (NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme, 01 Jun 2015). In Progress

Qualifications

  • BM in Medicine (University of Southampton, 1997)

Honours

  • Co-recipient of Portsmouth Hospitals’ Chairman’s Award for Excellence (for introducing an Early Warning Scoring System) (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 2003)
  • Co-recipient of Portsmouth Hospitals’ Chairman’s Award for Excellence (for designing and developing the TEAMS simulation suite) (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 2009)
  • Co-recipient of Portsmouth Hospitals’ Clinical Governance Award (for developing the ALERT course) (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 2001)
  • Highly commended runner-up in BMA Book Awards (Anaesthesia A-Z) (BMA Book Awards, 2001)
  • Innovator of the Quarter award (NHS Innovations (South Central), 2007)
  • Winner (as co-developer of VitalPAC system) (NHS Leadership in Health Informatics Accolade Scheme, 2006)
  • Winner in the “Technology and IT to improve Patient Safety” category, 2010 (Patient Safety Awards, 2010)
  • Winner, Bupa Foundation Patient Safety Award (for co-developing VitalPAC) (Bupa, 2010)
  • 'NHS Innovator of the Year’ in the NHS Leadership Awards (National Health Service, 2010)
  • Whitaker award (Intensive Care Society, 2011)
  • Humphry Davy Award (Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2012)
  • Honorary Fellowship (Royal College of Physicians of London, 2000)
  • Pioneer of Patient Care (British Medical Association, 2001)
  • Honorary Membership (Intensive Care Society, 2008)
  • Honorary Membership (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2013)
  • Co-recipient of Health Services Journal Award for 'Improving Care with Technology’ (Health Services Journal, 2015)

Memberships

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists, Fellow (1981-),
  • Royal College of Physicians of London, Fellow (2000-),
  • Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow,
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