Patrick Plunkett
Clinical Professor, Surgery
Clinical Professor, Clinical Medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Connell S, Lillis D, Cotter A, O'Dea S, Tuite H, Fleming C, Crowley B, Fitzgerald I, Dalby L, Barry H, Shields D, Norris S, Plunkett PK, Bergin C., Opt-Out Panel Testing for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in an Urban Emergency Department: A Pilot Study, PLoS One, 11, (3), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Patrick K Plunkett, Capacity - A quart into a pint pot?, Doolin Memorial Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, December 3rd, 2016, Irish Medical Organisation Invited Talk, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

S O'Connell, Lillis D, O'Dea S, H Tuite, C Fleming, D Shields, S Norris, B Crowley. P Plunkett, C Bergin , Results of a Universal Testing Programme for Blood Borne Viruses in an Urban Emergency Department, including Rates of Diagnosis and Linkage to Care, AASLD The Liver Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7-11 2014, 2014 Meeting Abstract, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Kelleher E, Plunkett PK, O'Dwyer AM, Cooney J, Emergency Medicine Trainees' Confidence in Psychiatric Assessments, Psychosomatics, 55, (4), 2014, p415 - 417 Journal Article, 2014

Wakai A, O'Sullivan R, Staunton P, Walsh C, Hickey F, Plunkett PK, Development of key performance indicators for emergency departments in Ireland, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19, (ePub Feb 29 2012), 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Iyer PM, McNamara PH, Fitzgerald M, Smyth L, Dardis C, Jawad T, Plunkett PK, Doherty CP,, A seizure care pathway in the emergency department: preliminary quality and, Epilepsy Research and Treatment, (Epub May 29 2012 ), 2012, p273175 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI DOI

Plunkett PK, Byrne DG, Breslin T, Bennett K, silke B, Increasing wait times predict increasing mortality in emergency medical admissions, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 18, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

O'Kelly FD, Teljeur C, Carter I, Plunkett PK, The impact of a GP cooperative on lower-acuity Emergency Department attendances, Emergency Medicine Journal, 27, (10), 2010, p770 - 773 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

F McCarthy, S De Bhaldraithe, C Rice, CG McMahon, U Geary, PK Plunkett, P Crean, R Murphy, B Foley, N Mulvihill, RA Kenny, CJ Cunningham., Resource utilization for syncope presenting to an acute hospital Emergency Department., Irish Joural of Medical Science., 179, (4), 2010, p551 - 555 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Miró OS, Burillo-Putze G, Plunkett PK, Brown AF, Female representation on emergency medicine editorial teams., EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 17, (2), 2010, p84 - 88 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

McCarthy F, McMahon CG, Geary U, Plunkett PK, Kenny RA, Cunningham CJ, Management of syncope in the Emergency Department: a single hospital observational case series based on the application of European Society of Cardiology Guidelines, Europace, 11, (2), 2009, p216 - 224 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

MRC CRASH Trial Collaborators, Perel P, Arango M, Clayton T, Edwards P, Komolafe E, Poccock S, Roberts I, Shakur H, Steyerberg E, Yutthakasemsunt S, Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: practical prognostic models based on large cohort of international patients, BMJ, 336, (7641), 2008, p425 - 429 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Plunkett PK, If Emergency Medicine didn't already exist, it would have to be invented, College of Emergency Medicine Autumn Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 25th September, 2008, College of Emergency Medicine Invited Talk, 2008 URL

Plunkett PK, Calling Time for Strokes, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 15, (6), 2008, p309 - 310 Journal Article, 2008

Plunkett PK, Evolution - a slow and eventful process., European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 15, (3), 2008, p2 Journal Article, 2008

Jackson A, Deasy C, Geary UM, Plunkett PK, Harbison J. , Validation of the use of the ROSIER stroke recognition instrument in an Irish emergency department. , Irish Journal of Medical Science, 177, (3), 2008, p189 - 192 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Cullen, IM, Cafferty, F, Oon, SF, Manecksha, R, Shields, D, Grainger, R, McDermott, TED, Plunkett, P, Meaney, J, Lynch, TH, Evaluation of Evaluation of Suspected Renal Colic with Noncontrast CT in the Emergency Department: A Single Institution Study, Journal of Endourology, 22, (11), 2008, p2441 - 2445 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Plunkett PK, Ad astra: EJEM is cited at last, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 15, (1), 2008, p1 - 2 Journal Article, 2008

Plunkett P K , Editorial, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14, (2), 2007, p63 - 64 Journal Article, 2007

Casey H, Plunkett PK, General Practice Referral Letters - "Tell me what you want", Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland, 10th Annual scientific meeting, Dublin, March 1st to 2nd, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007 TARA - Full Text

Plunkett PK, Professionalism and advocacy, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14, (4), 2007, p185 - 187 Journal Article, 2007

Plunkett PK, Testing, testing: 1,2,3,4..., European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14, (5), 2007, p245 - 246 Journal Article, 2007

Plunkett PK, Editorial: State of the Nation at EJEM, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14, (6), 2007, p313 - 314 Journal Article, 2007

Plunkett P K , First aid, fast track and the fertile fields of peer review., European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 13, (1), 2006, p1 - 2 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Plunkett P K , The development of Emergency Medicine in Europe - from childhood to adulthood, European Journal of Emergency Medicine , 13, (3), 2006, p127 - 128 Journal Article, 2006

K. MURRAY-LILLIBRIDGE , J. BARRY, S. REAGAN , D. O'FLANAGAN , G. SAYERS , C. BERGIN , E. KEENAN , S. O'BRIAIN, P. PLUNKETT , G. MCMAHON, C. KEANE , P. O'SULLIVAN , D. IGOE, L. MULLEN, M. WARD , A. SMITH and M. FISCHER, Epidemiological findings and medical, legal, and public health challenges of an investigation of severe soft tissue infections and deaths among injecting drug users - Ireland, 2000., Epidemiology and Infection, 134, (4), 2006, p894 - 901 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

Plunkett PK, Shaping up to the future of shadows and spin, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 13, (4), 2006, p189 - 191 Journal Article, 2006

Plunkett P K , Blocked, bothered and bewildered am I, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 13, (2), 2006, p65 - 66 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Plunkett PK, Emergency Medicine in Europe - time constraints may be universal, but are we seeing the same patients?, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 13, (6), 2006, p321 - 324 Journal Article, 2006

Jabbar A, Reynolds JV, Plunkett PK, Stab to second intercostal space: a bubbling extrapleural wound., Èmergency Medicine Journal, 22, (12), 2005, p916 - 918 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Plunkett P K , Beattie T F, Time for change: evolution, not revolution., European Journal of Emergency Medicine , 12, (1), 2005, p1 Journal Article, 2005

Plunkett P K , Sharing knowledge: coincidences, cooperation and collegiality, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12, (5), 2005, p211 - 212 Journal Article, 2005

Beattie T, Plunkett P, Emergency medicine research, European Journal of Emergency Medicine , 12, (2), 2005, p45 - 46 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Plunkett P K , Fire, earth, wind and water, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12, (6), 2005, p261 - 262 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Edwards, P, Arango, M, Balica, L, Cottingham, R, El-Sayed, H, Farrell, B, Fernandes, J, Gogichaisvili, T, Golden, N, Hartzenberg, B, Husain, M, Ulloa, MI, Jerbi, Z, Khamis, H, Komolafe, E, Laloe, V, Lomas, G, Ludwig, S, Mazairac, G, Sanchz, MDAM, Nasi, L, Olldashi, F, Plunkett, P, Roberts, I, Sandercock, P, Shakur, H, Soler, C, Stocker, R, Svoboda, P, Trenkler, S, Venkataramana, NK, Wasserberg, J, Yates, D, Yutthakasemsunt, S, Final results of MRC CRASH, a randomised placebo-controlled trial of intravenous corticosteroid in adults with head injury - outcomes at 6 months, LANCET, 365, 2005 Journal Article, 2005

Canavan M, Gallagher A, O'Dowd S, Plunkett P, O'Neill D., Non-collision bus injuries: a particular hazard for older people?, Ir J Med Sci, IGS, Dublin, Sept 2005, 174, (Suppl 2), 2005, pp53 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Edwards P, Arango M, Balica L et al, Final results of MRC CRASH, a randomised placebo-controlled trial of intravenous corticosteroid in adults with head injury-outcomes at 6 months., Lancet 9475 , 365, (9475), 2005, p1957 - 1959 Journal Article, 2005

Cullen W, Griffin S, Bury G, Plunkett P, Opiate overdose in dublin, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 172, (1), 2003, p46 Journal Article, 2003

Byrne M, Murphy AW, Plunkett PK, McGee HM, Murray A, Bury G., Frequent attenders to an emergency department: a study of primary health care use, medical profile, and psychosocial characteristics., annals of Emergency Medicine, 41, (3), 2003, p309 - 318 Journal Article, 2003

Cullen W, Griffin s, Bury G, Plunkett PK, Opiate overdose in Dublin, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Annual Scientific Conference, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, 172, (1), Springer London, 2003, pp46- Meeting Abstract, 2003

Murphy AW, Byrne M, Plunkett P, McGee H, Bury G, Alternatives for automated communication in research, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 42, (5), 2003, p712 - 713 Journal Article, 2003

Petrino R, Bodiwala G, Meulemans A, Plunkett P, Williams D; European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)., EuSEM core curriculum for emergency medicine, European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 9, (4), 2002, p308 - 314 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Murphy AW, Plunkett PK, Bury G, Leonard C, Walsh J, Lynam F, Johnson Z., Effect of patients seeing a general practitioner in accident and emergency on their subsequent reattendance: cohort study, British Medical Journal, 320, (7239), 2000, p903 - 904 Journal Article, 2000

Bury G, Hungerford P, Langton D, Plunkett P., A & E services in Ireland: the potential role of general practice in accident and emergency services, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 169, (4), 2000, p245 - 247 Journal Article, 2000

Murphy AW, Leonard C, Plunkett PK, Brazier H, Conroy R, Lynam F, Bury G., Characteristics of attenders and their attendances at an urban accident and emergency department over a one year period, Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 16, (6), 1999, p425 - 427 Journal Article, 1999 URL

Gibney D, Murphy AW, Barton D, Byrne C, Smith M, Bury G, Mullan E, Plunkett PK., Randomized controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in a suburban accident and emergency department using an informal triage system., British Journal of General Practice, 49, (438), 1999, p43 - 44 Journal Article, 1999 URL

Ryan JM, McCarthy G, Plunkett PK., Regional intravenous infusion of calcium gluconate for hydrofluoric acid burns of the upper extremity, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 31, (4), 1998, p526 - 527 Journal Article, 1998

Quin GI, Fanning NF, Plunkett PK., Nutmeg intoxication, Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 15, (4), 1998, p287 - 288 Journal Article, 1998 URL

Ryan JM, McCarthy GM, Plunkett PK., Regional intravenous calcium--an effective method of treating hydrofluoric acid burns to limb peripheries, Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 14, (6), 1997, p401 - 402 Journal Article, 1997 URL

Murphy AW, Leonard C, Plunkett PK, Bury G, Lynam F, Smith M, Gibney D., Effect of the introduction of a financial incentive for fee-paying A&E attenders to consult their general practitioner before attending the A&E department, Family Practitioner, 14, (5), 1997, p407 - 410 Journal Article, 1997 URL

Murphy AW, Bury G, Plunkett PK, Gibney D, Smith M, Mullan E, Johnson Z., Randomised controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in an urban accident and emergency department: process, outcome, and comparative cost., British Medical Journal, 312, (7039), 1996, p1135 - 1142 Journal Article, 1996 URL

Gibney D, Murphy AW, Smith M, Bury G, Plunkett PK., Attitudes of Dublin accident and emergency department doctors and nurses towards the services offered by local general practitioners., Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 12, (4), 1995, p262 - 265 Journal Article, 1995 URL

Ryan JM, Noone E, Plunkett PK., Review of a mobile accident and emergency unit at a rock concert, Irish Medical Journal, 87, (5), 1994, p148 - 149 Journal Article, 1994

Kidney DD, McCarthy G, Ryan J, Plunkett PK., Bilateral rotatory subluxation of the scaphoid, Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 11, (2), 1994, p127 - 128 Journal Article, 1994 URL

Desmond N, Murphy M, Plunkett P, Mulcahy F., Use of a Dublin inner city A & E department by patients with known HIV-1 infection, International Journal of STD and AIDS, 4, (4), 1993, p222 - 225 Journal Article, 1993

Murphy AW, Martyn C, Plunkett PK, O'Connor P., Sports injuries and the accident and emergency department--ten years on, Irish Medical Journal, 85, (1), 1992, p30 - 33 Journal Article, 1992

Plunkett PK., Inter-scalene brachial plexus blocks, Archives of Emergency Medicine, 7, (2), 1990, p122- Journal Article, 1990 URL

Edwards JD, Grant PT, Plunkett P, Nightingale P., The haemodynamic effects of sublingual nitroglycerin spray in severe left ventricular failure., Intensive Care Medicine, 15, (4), 1989, p247 - 249 Journal Article, 1989

Redmond AD, Richards S, Plunkett PK., The significance of random breath alcohol sampling in the accident and emergency department, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 22, (4), 1987, p341 - 343 Journal Article, 1987

Plunkett PK, Redmond AD, Billsborough SH., Cervical subluxation: a deceptive soft tissue injury, Journal of the Royal society of Medicine, 80, (1), 1987, p46 - 47 Journal Article, 1987 URL

Plunkett PK, Wilkins RG, Edwards JD, Early management of spinal injury (Letter), British Medical Journal, 292, (6518), 1986, p485 - 485 Journal Article, 1986 URL

Redmond AD, Plunkett PK., Intraosseous infusion, Archives of Emergency Medicine, 3, (4), 1986, p231 - 233 Journal Article, 1986 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Patrick Plunkett, Capacity - A quart into a pint pot?, William Doolin Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 3rd December, 2016, Irish Medical Organisation Invited Talk, 2016

Plunkett PK, How to make your paper more acceptable to the Journal Editor, IV National Congress on Emergency Medicine, Antalya, Turkey, May, 2008, Emergency Physicians Association of Turkey Invited Talk, 2008

Plunkett PK, Management of Status Epilepticus in the Emergency Department, 2008 Winter Symposium on Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Karpacz, Poland, Feb 28th - Mar 4th, 2008, Polish Society for Emergency Medicine Invited Talk, 2008

Plunkett PK, Emergency Medicine, a crucial specialty, IV National Congress on Emergency Medicine, Antalya, Turkey, May, 2008, Emergency Physicians Association of Turkey Invited Talk, 2008

Plunkett PK, Friends, Family and "Frequent flyers", 2008 Winter Symposium on Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Karpacz, Poland, Feb 28th - Mar 4th, 2008, Polish Society for Emergency Medicine Invited Talk, 2008

Plunkett PK, Measuring competency in training and research , 4th European Congress on Emergency Medicine, Heraklion, Crete, October 4th to 8th, 2006 Invited Talk, 2006

Plunkett PK, European Working Time Directive - Implications for training , 4th European Congress on Emergency Medicine, Heraklion, Crete, October 4th to 8th, 2006 Invited Talk, 2006

Plunkett PK, Intravenous Drug Abuse: Severe Unexplained Infections, 2nd Mediterranean Emergency Medicine congress, Sitges, Spain, September 13-17, 2003, European society for Emergency Medicine - American Academy of Emergency Medicine Invited Talk, 2003

Plunkett PK, How Professional Examinations Can Be Used to Modify Attitudes to Research Methodology, 2nd Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Sitges, Spain, Sept 13- 17, 2003, European Society for Emergency Medicine - -American Academy for Emergency Medicine Invited Talk, 2003

Research Expertise

Keywords

Deprivation and healthcare inequity ; EMERGENCIES; EMERGENCY; HEALTH PROFESSIONALS; HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH; health systems and policy

Recognition

Representations

Council Member, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council 2012 - current

Member, Section of Emergency Medicine, UEMS 2012 - 2016

Member, Professional Standards Committee, College of Emergency Medicine 2012 - 2014

Chair of National Board for Ireland and Council member, College of Emergency Medicine 2008-2010

Board Member, Faculty of Accident & Emergency Medicine (Granted Royal Charter as "College of Emergency Medicine", 2008) 1999 - 2005

Member, Education and Examination committee, Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine 1992 - 2004

Chairman, Advisory Committee on Emergency Medicine Training (ACEMT); Member, Irish Surgical Post-Graduate Training Committee (ISPTC) and Member, Basic Surgical Training committee (BST), Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland 2001 - 2004

Council Member and member of Executive Committee, European Society for Emergency Medicine 2005 -2009

Member, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Committee - RCSI 1990 - 2003

Member, Medical Advisors Group (MAG) of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) 2001-2004

Awards and Honours

Knight of Grace, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem 2010

Serving Brother, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem 2005

Lord Mayor's Award, Dublin 2007

Memberships

Emeritus Editor, European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 – current

Medical Adviser/ Lead - St John Ambulance, Ireland Dec 2013 – Dec 2014

Commissioner, St John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland 2008 – 2013

Member of Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Polish Journal of Emergency Medicine and of "Emergencias", the Spanish emergency medicine journal 2008 – current

Member, Consultant Committee, Irish Medical Organisation 2008 – 2009

Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2005 – 2008

College Tutor and member of Specialist Advisory Board (SAB) in Accident & Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2003 – 2006