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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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Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings : Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment

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Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Robert Simon. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing syn…
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St.Pierre, Michael
Other Authors
Hofinger, Gesine
Simon, Robert
Responsibility
Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Robert Simon
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 433 p. : 65 illus., 52 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319414270
9783319414256 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Group Processes
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Patient Care Team
Personnel Management - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Personnel management
Abstract
This book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the Atlantic to update and enhance each chapter -- blending the strengths of the two professions into a readily accessible text. Among other improvements, readers will find sharper articulation of concepts and significantly more information on the organizational impact on individual and team performance. Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is the required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare. It will be of high value for undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing program and offer a much-needed resource for those who use high-fidelity healthcare simulation to teach teamwork.
Contents
Part I. Basic Principles: Error, Complexity, and Human Behavior -- The Human Factors: Errors and Skills -- The Challenge of Acute Healthcare -- The Nature of Error -- The Psychology of Human Action -- Part II. Individual Factors of Behavior -- Human Perception: The Way We See Things -- Information Processing and Mental Models: World Views -- Goals and Plans: Turning Points for Success -- Attention: The Focus of Consciousness -- Stress -- Strategies for Action: Ways to Achieve Good Decisions -- Part III. The Team -- The Key to Success: Teamwork -- Speech Is Golden: Communication -- Leadership -- Part IV. Error and Safety in Organizations -- Organization, Errors, and Safety -- Strategies for Patient Safety -- Learning for Safety.
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Current therapy of trauma and surgical critical care

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Asensio, Juan. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2016.
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Asensio, Juan
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2016
ISBN
9780323079808
Subjects (MeSH)
Wounds and Injuries - therapy
Critical Care - methods
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Treatment - methods
Surgical Procedures, Operative - methods
Trauma Centers - organization & administration
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Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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Effective fire and emergency services administration

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Fleming, Robert S. --Tulsa, OK: PennWell , c2010.
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Fleming, Robert S
Place of Publication
Tulsa, OK
Publisher
PennWell
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
362 p.
ISBN
[9781593702298]
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Firefighters
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e-Book
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Emergency public health : planning and response

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Kapur, Girish Bobby. --Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning , 2010.
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Kapur, Girish Bobby
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Smith, Jeffery P
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
589 p.
ISBN
9781449618049
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine
Disaster Planning
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Disaster medicine
Emergency management
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e-Book
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Human factors challenges in emergency management : enhancing individual and team performance in fire and emergency services

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edited by Christine Owen. --Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. , c2014.
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This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The chapters source and contextualize their own research practice within the context of the international research literature.
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Owen, Christine
Responsibility
edited by Christine Owen
Place of Publication
Surrey, UK
Publisher
Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (254 p.)
ISBN
9781409453062 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Responders - psychology
Firefighters - psychology
Ergonomics
Work Performance
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management - Australia
Fire management - Australia
First responders - Job stress - Australia
Fire fighters - Job stress - Australia
Human engineering
Other Subjects
Australia
Abstract
This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The chapters source and contextualize their own research practice within the context of the international research literature.
Contents
1. Human Factors in Emergency Management -- 2. Stress and Wildland Firefighter Safety-related Decisions and Actions -- 3. Expert Decision Making and the Use of Worst Case Scenario Thinking -- 4. What Were They Thinking? A Model of Metacognition for Bushfire Fighters --5. The Role of Affect in Individual and Collective Performance in a Sociocultural Context -- 6. The Impact of Team Member Familiarity on Performance: Ad hoc and Pre-formed Emergency Service -- 7. Leadership, Communication and Teamwork in Emergency Management -- 8. Firefighter Decision Making at the Local Incident and Regional/State Control Levels -- 9. Coping Ugly: Errors, Decisions, Coping and the Implications for Emergency Management Training -- 10. Creating Cultures of Reflective Learning in the Emergency Services: Two Case Studies -- 11. The Challenges of Change in Future Emergency Management: Conclusions and Future Developments.
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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
Other Authors
Hillman, Ken
Bellomo, Rinaldo
Responsibility
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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Trauma Team Dynamics : A Trauma Crisis Resource Management Manual

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Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Bui…
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Gillman, Lawrence M.
Widder, Sandy
Blaivas MD, Michael
Karakitsos, Dimitrios
Responsibility
Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 329 p. : 55 illus., 37 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319165868
9783319165851 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Patient Care Team - organization & administration
Traumatology - methods
Abstract
This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Building on the revolutionary American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course, Trauma Team Dynamics illustrates the integration of the principles of CRM to team dynamics throughout the resuscitation: from the scene, through pre-hospital care and transport, to the trauma bay, and finally to definitive care and beyond. The editors and contributors are international experts in trauma, critical care, emergency medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, and pre-hospital care and include NASA- and United States military-affiliated experts. Trauma Team Dynamics is intended for use as both a day-to-day clinical resource and a reference text, and includes self-assessment questions as well as guidance on CRM curriculum design and implementation.
Contents
Part I. Trauma Team Preparation -- 1. The Genesis of Crew Resource Management: The NASA Experience -- 2. Crisis Resource Management Training in Trauma -- 3. Leadership Theories, Skills and Application -- 4. Teamwork and Communication in Trauma -- 5. Situational Awareness and Human Performance in Trauma -- Part II. Trauma Team Design -- 6. Paramedical and Non-medical Personnel -- 7. Transport Medicine -- 8. Trauma Team Structure and Organization -- 9. Interprofessional Trauma Team Roles -- 10. The Trauma Bay Environment -- 11. Quality Improvement and Trauma Quality Indicators -- 12. Putting it all Together: Quality Control in Trauma Team Training -- Part III. Trauma Resuscitation -- 13. Trauma Resuscitation -- 14. Damage Control Resuscitation -- 15. Damage Control: From Principles to Practice -- 16. Trauma Team Decision Making -- 17. Emergency Critical Care Procedures -- Part IV. Specialized Trauma Populations -- 18. Trauma in the Pediatric Patient -- 19. Trauma in Pregnancy -- 20. Medical Comorbidities and Trauma -- Part V. Emergency Ultrasound and Trauma Imaging -- 21. Basic Trauma Ultrasound -- 22. Trauma Ultrasound: Beyond the FAST Examination -- 23. Telemedicine and Future Innovations -- 24. Imaging in the Stable Trauma Patient -- Part VI. Tactical Emergency and Disaster Medicine -- 25. Disaster Medicine -- 26. The Multi-Casualty Trauma -- 27. Critical Incident Team Dynamics and Logistics -- 28. Terrorism and Urban Trauma -- 29. Tactical Emergency Medicine, Procedures and Point-of-Care Evaluation in Austere Environments -- 30. Trauma in Austere Environments -- Cold Injury and Hypothermia -- 31. War Zones and Biologic Warfare -- 32. Nuclear Injuries -- 33. Trauma and Surgical Capabilities for Space Exploration -- Part VII. Trauma Team Education -- 34. Designing a Simulation Curriculum -- 35. Designing Multidisciplinary Simulations -- 36. Constructive Debriefing for Trauma Team Education -- 37. Program Evaluation and Assessment of Learning -- 38. Teaching Technical and Procedural Skills -- 39. Multiple Choice Review Questions.
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