Mark Whitbread

Principal Lecturer in Paramedic Critical Care

Consultant Paramedic in Resuscitation & Critical Care

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Cardiology , Paramedic science

Mark’s clinical practice is innovative, adopting a leading edge thinking approach. He has lead and been involved in several research projects.

Background

With over 30 years of healthcare experience he has developed excellent strategic thinking and leadership skills and reached Director level within the busiest ambulance service in Europe if not the world.

Research interests

  • Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • 12 Lead ECG in the pre hospital setting
  • Arrhythmia management by Paramedics
  • Pulseless Electrical Activity
  • Defibrillation strategies

Teaching

MSc Out of Hospital Acute Cardiac Care

Qualifications

  • HCPC Paramedic
  • MSc Cardiology

Memberships, editorial boards

Colleage of Paramedics

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Consultancy: Physio Control EMEA

Selected recent publications

Ambulance clinician assessment & management of T-LOC: a retrospective clinical audit J Shaw, A Ulrich, Rachael T Fothergill, Mark Whitbread. Journal of Paramedic Practice 2016

Increases in survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A five year study. Rachael T. Fothergill, Lynne R. Watson, Douglas Chamberlain, Gurkamal K. Virdi, Fionna P. Moore, Mark Whitbread. Resuscitation 2013

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest – Optimal management Georg M. Frohlich, Richard M Lyon, Comilla Sasson, Tom Crake, Mark Whitbread, Andreas Indermuehle, Adam Timmis & Pascal Meier. Current Cardiology Reviews, 2013, 9.

High incidence of acute coronary occlusion in patients without protocol positive ST segment elevation referred to an open access primary angioplasty programme A Apps, A Malhotra, J Tarkin, R Smith, T Kabir, R Lane, M Mason, O Ali, P Rogers, W Banja, M Whitbread, C Ilslsey, M Dalby. Postgrad Med J 2013; 89: 376-381

BMJ Books: ABC of Resuscitation. 6th Edition. Chapter 11 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in patients aged 35 years and under: A 4-year study of frequency and survival in London. Rachael T. Donohoe, Jennifer Innes*, Stephen Gadd, Mark Whitbread, Fionna Moore. Resuscitation 81 (2010) 36-41

M Dalby, R Kharbanda, G Ghimire, J Spiro, P Moore, M Roughton, R Lane, M Al-Obaidi, M Teoh, L Hutchinson, M Whitbread, D Fountain, R Grocott-Mason, A Mitchell, M Mason, C Ilsley. Achieving routine sub 30 minute door-balloon times in a high volume 24/7 primary angioplasty centre with autonomous ambulance diagnosis and immediate catheter laboratory access. American Heart Journal 2009

Nancy Caroline: Care in the Streets. 6th Edition. 2008. Chapter 27: Cardiovascular Emergencies

Slovis C, Moore F, Moyer P, Sewell D, Whitbread M. (2007) Journal of Emergency Medical Services: A 12 Lead tale from three cities Progress in the use of ECG and STEMI Centers. State of Science Supplement; October 2007; 5-7

Delays in Delivering Primary Angioplasty with Inter-hospital Transfer Results in Limited Mortality Benefit in Real World Practice in the Context of pre-existing High Quality Thrombolysis Service. Dalby M, Kharbanda R, Ghimire G, Spiro J, Hutchinson E, Teoh M, Whitbread M, Grocott-Mason R, Roughton M, Mitchell A, Mason M, IIsley C, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007

Delays in Delivering Primary Angioplasty with Inter-hospital Transfer Results in Limited Mortality Benefit in Real World Practice in the Context of pre-existing High Quality Thrombolysis Service. Dalby M, Kharbanda R, Ghimire G, Spiro J, Hutchinson E, Teoh M, Whitbread M, Grocott-Mason R, Roughton M, Mitchell A, Mason M, IIsley C, Plenary session, British Cardiac Society 2007

Retrospective study into the delivery of telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation to "999" callers. A Heward, R T Donohoe, M Whitbread. Emergency Medicine Journal 2004;21:233-234

Smith E, Whitbread M, Rothman M (2004) British Journal of Cardiology: Delivering Primary Angioplasty in the UK: initial experiences and future directions in East London. Volume 11 Supplement 1

Whitbread M. (2004) British Journal of Cardiology: Primary Angioplasty in the UK: the role of the ambulance service Volume 11 Supplement 1

Recognition of ST elevation by paramedics. M Whitbread1, V Leah2, T Bell3, T J Coats3. Emergency Medicine Journal 2002; 19:66-67

Resuscitation training for medical students. Vicki Leah a, Mark Whitbread b, Timothy John Coats. Resuscitation 39 (1998) 87–90

Textbook of Intensive Care. Chapman & Hall Medical publications. Edited by David Goldhill & Stuart Withington 1997. Chapter on Advanced Life Support

In addition to the above Mark was a chapter author in the first ever edition of the Resuscitation Council UK Advanced Life Support Manual

Recent presentations and conferences

The role of patient specific protocols (PSP) to regulate oxygen delivery during ambulance transfers to hospital in acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD): efficacy of use and effect on length of stay. Myra Stern1, Helen Broomfield1 Mark Whitbread2, Louise Restrick1Dept. Respiratory Medicine, Whittington Hospital, London, UK, 2London Ambulance Service

Characteristics of patients who survive to hospital admission despite unsuccessful pre hospital resuscitation. Innes J, Donohoe RT, Liu PY, Jorgenson DB, Nammi K, Matallana L, Whitbread M.

Safety & Efficacy of Paramedic Treatment of Regular Supraventricular TachycardiaVictoria Baker, Mark Whitbread, Laura Richmond, Claire Kirkby, Gemma Robinson, Sotiris Antoniou Richard Schilling.

Management and Outcome of OHCA in a Major UK Tertiary Centre Jouhra Fadi, James Sapontis, Sara Leonard, Narbeh Melikian, Jonathan Byrne, Rafal Dworakowski, Ajay Shah, Jonathan Hill, Mark Whitbread, Philip MacCarthy British Cardiac Society 2013.