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Ambulance Services : Leadership and Management Perspectives

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Paresh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This volume provides fresh insights and management understanding of the changing role of the ambulance services against the backdrop of massive cuts in health budgets around the world and the changing context of pre-hospital care within the wider healthcare networks. The challenges of funding, training and cultural transformation are now felt globally. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of ambulance services and the leadership …
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Wankhade, Paresh
Mackway-Jones, Kevin
Responsibility
Paresh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 192 p. : 15 illus., 7 illus. in color)
Series
Leadership & management of emergency services : ambulance, fire & rescue, and police
Series Title
Leadership & management of emergency services
ISBN
9783319186429
9783319186412 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulances - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Abstract
This volume provides fresh insights and management understanding of the changing role of the ambulance services against the backdrop of massive cuts in health budgets around the world and the changing context of pre-hospital care within the wider healthcare networks. The challenges of funding, training and cultural transformation are now felt globally. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of ambulance services and the leadership needs for the service. One of the highlight of this volume is to bring together scholarship using experts--academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, to each of the chosen topics. The chapters are based in the practical experiences of the authors and are written in a way that is accessible and suitable for a range of audiences. We are confident that this book will cater to a wider audience to inform policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally. Paresh Wankhade is Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill University, UK Kevin Mackway-Jones is the Medical Director at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK. This unique and valuable publication, charts the history and development of the ambulance service in England over the last hundred years or so. The role of this key emergency service has always been important, and arguably never more so than today. The contributing authors have not only provided the reader with great insights into where the service has come from and the leadership challenges it has, and continues to face; it also gives examples of how the future could look as our journey of transformation continues. Peter Bradley CBE, MBA (and author of Taking Healthcare to the Patient 2005), Chief Executive Officer. St John National Headquarters, New Zealand "With a year on year increase in demand for emergency ambulances and over 9 million calls annually, the UK Ambulance Service must change from its emergency care and transport focus model. Whilst there is some historical and cultural resistance to change there is a need for further development in clinical skills and a new perspective for the future Ambulance Service. This book brings together practitioners, managers, academics and provides a broad understanding of the major management issues in the UK Ambulance Service. It includes the history of the Ambulance Service, quality and risk management issues, commissioning, leadership, intra-operability and shape of the future ambulance service. The content will be of interest to students, practitioners and academics". Sir Keith Porter, Professor of Clinical Traumatology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom.
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Medical Emergency Teams : Implementation and Outcome Measurement

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edited by Michael A. DeVita, Kenneth Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2006.
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DeVita, Michael A
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Hillman, Kenneth
Bellomo, Rinaldo
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edited by Michael A. DeVita, Kenneth Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2006
ISBN
9780387279213
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Patient Care Team - organization & administration
Outcome Assessment, Health Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
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e-Book
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Textbook of Rapid Response Systems : Concept and Implementation

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Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo, Mandy Odell, Daryl A. Jones, Bradford D. Winters, Geoffrey K. Lighthall, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The latest edition of this text is the go-to book on rapid response systems (RRS). Thoroughly updated to incorporate current principles and practice of RRS, the text covers topics such as the logistics of creating an RRS, patient safety, quality of care, evaluating program results, and engaging in systems research. Edited and written by internationally recognized experts and innovators in the field, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition is a valuable re…
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DeVita, Michael A.
Hillman, Ken
Bellomo, Rinaldo
Odell, Mandy
Jones, Daryl A.
Winters, Bradford D.
Lighthall, Geoffrey K.
Responsibility
Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo, Mandy Odell, Daryl A. Jones, Bradford D. Winters, Geoffrey K. Lighthall, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 392 pages) : 53 illus., 28 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319393919
9783319393896 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Hospital Rapid Response Team - organization & administration
Organizational Innovation
Patient Care Management
Patient Safety
Abstract
The latest edition of this text is the go-to book on rapid response systems (RRS). Thoroughly updated to incorporate current principles and practice of RRS, the text covers topics such as the logistics of creating an RRS, patient safety, quality of care, evaluating program results, and engaging in systems research. Edited and written by internationally recognized experts and innovators in the field, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition is a valuable resource for medical practitioners and hospital administrators who want to implement and improve a rapid response system.
Contents
Part I: RRSs and Patient Safety -- Why Have a Rapid Response System? Cold with Fear: The Patient and Family Experience of Failure to Rescue -- Rapid Response Systems History and Terminology -- RRS's General Principles -- Measuring Safety -- Medical Trainees and Patient Safety -- RRS and the Culture of Safety -- Creating Process and Policy Change in Health Care -- The Assessment and Interpretation of Vital Signs -- Multiple Parameter Track and Trigger Systems -- Causes of Failure-To-Rescue -- Dying Safely -- Rapid Response Systems: A Brief Review of the Evidence -- Making the Business Case for a Rapid Response System -- Part II: Creating an RRS -- Hospital size and Location and Feasibility of the Rapid Response System -- Barriers to the Implementation of RRS -- An Overview of the Afferent Limb -- The Impact of Delayed Rapid Response System Activation -- Nurse-Led Rapid Response Teams -- MET: Physician-led RRTs -- Pediatric RRSs -- Rapid Response Systems and the Septic Patient -- Other Efferent Limb Teams: Crises that Require Specialized Resources -- Crisis Teams for Obstetric Patients -- Personnel Resources for Responding Teams -- Equipment, Medications, and Supplies for a Rapid Response Team -- Governance of the Rapid Response System -- Part III: Monitoring of Efficacy and New Challenges -- Continuous Monitoring for Early Detection of Deterioration on General Care Units -- Dying Safely -- The Second Victim -- Rapid Response Teams in Teaching Hospitals -- The Nurse's View of RRS -- Opportunities for Resident Training with Rapid Response Systems -- Optimizing RRSs Through Simulation -- Evaluating Effectiveness of Complex System Interventions -- Rapid Response Systems: Education for Ward Staff Caring for At-Risk and Deteriorating Patients -- Setting up a Standardized Process and Outcome Assessment Tool -- The Impact of Rapid Response Systems on Not For Resuscitation (NFR) Orders.
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Textbook of Rapid Response Systems : Concept and Implementation

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edited by Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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DeVita, Michael A
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Hillman, Ken
Bellomo, Rinaldo
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edited by Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9780387928531
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Hospital Rapid Response Team - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
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e-Book
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