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Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging : Optimizing Diagnostic Imaging of Patients in the Emergency Care Setting

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Aine Kelly, Paul Cronin, Stefan Puig, Kimberly E. Applegate, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book presents evidence-based criteria to systematically assess the appropriate use of medical imaging in the emergency department and other acute care settings. Over the last decade, there have been profound changes in the diagnostic testing and work-up of patients presenting to the emergency department with emergent symptoms. One of the most far-reaching changes has been the increased availability, speed, and accuracy of imaging due, in part, to technical improvements in imaging modalitie…
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Kelly, Aine
Cronin, Paul
Puig, Stefan
Applegate, Kimberly E.
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Aine Kelly, Paul Cronin, Stefan Puig, Kimberly E. Applegate, editors
Alternate Title
Optimizing Diagnostic Imaging of Patients in the Emergency Care Setting
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 658 p.) : 185 illus., 28 illus. in color
Series Title
Evidence-based imaging
ISBN
9783319670669
9783319670645 (print ed.)
9783319670652 (print ed.)
ISSN
2625-3674
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency Medical Services
Evidence-Based Medicine
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book presents evidence-based criteria to systematically assess the appropriate use of medical imaging in the emergency department and other acute care settings. Over the last decade, there have been profound changes in the diagnostic testing and work-up of patients presenting to the emergency department with emergent symptoms. One of the most far-reaching changes has been the increased availability, speed, and accuracy of imaging due, in part, to technical improvements in imaging modalities such as CT, MR, and PET. Although the use of high-end imaging has plateaued in general, increased utilization continues in the ED. These patients are more acutely ill and there is additional pressure to make an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible to facilitate prompt disposition or treatment. There is also strong evidence for the beneficial use of imaging in the emergency setting that results in improved patient outcomes. This book answers that need by providing protocols and guidelines for neuroradiological, cardiothoracic, abdominal and pelvic, musculoskeletal, and pediatric imaging are reviewed in terms of the available imaging modalities, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options. Distinguished by its unique focus on evidence-based emergency imaging in adults, children, and special populations, this book is a unique resource for radiologists, emergency medicine physicians, and physicians in other specialties who need to be informed about the most appropriate uses of diagnostic imaging in the emergency care setting.
Contents
Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging for Adults and Children -- Critically Assessing the Literature for Evidence-Based Imaging: Understanding Error and Bias -- Information Systems in Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging -- The Consequences of Inappropriate Use of Emergency Imaging -- Acute Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Pediatric Accidental Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Traumatic Extracranial Vascular Injury in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Hyperacute Ischemic Stroke in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Headache Disorders in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency -- Seizures in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Spine Trauma in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Back Pain in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Sinusitis in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Aortic Syndrome in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging, Evaluation, and Diagnosis -- Blunt Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Appendicitis in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging for Non-Appendiceal Acute Abdominal Pain in Adults: Pancreatitis and Diverticuliti -- Small and Large Bowel Obstruction in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Pelvic Pain in Pre-Menopausal Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- The Acute Scrotum in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Upper Extremity Injuries in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Pelvic Fractures in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Lower Extremity Injuries in Adults and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging for Acute -- Evidence-Based Emergency Neuroimaging in Children and Adults with Sickle Cell Disease and Symptoms of Stroke -- Non-Accidental Injury in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis (IHPS) in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Intussusception in Infants and Children: Diagnostic Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging and Treatment -- Clinically Suspected Malrotation in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Non-Traumatic Hip Pain in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Foreign Body Aspiration in Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging -- Acute Urinary Tract Infection in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging.
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Handbook of emergency response : a human factors and systems engineering approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33517
edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2014.
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Badiru, Adedeji Bodunde
Racz, LeeAnn
Responsibility
edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiii, 724 p.)
Series Title
Industrial innovation series
ISBN
9781466514577 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Emergency Responders
Ergonomics
Rescue Work - methods
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management - Technological innovations
Rescue work
Survival and emergency equipment
Incident command systems
Human engineering
Contents
Contents: Robotic technologies for first response: A review -- A practical, simplified chemical agent sensor placement methodology -- Harnessing disruptive technologies: Quick systems engineering for emergency response -- An emerging framework for unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system: Opportunities and challenges for first responders and emergency management -- Optimization in evacuation route planning -- Evacuation planning, analysis, and management -- Hierarchical optimization for helicopter mission planning in large-scale emergencies -- Planning and management of transportation systems for evacuation -- Riverflow prediction for emergency response: Military applications using artificial neural networks -- Understanding the influence of the "cry wolf hypothesis" and "false alarm effect" on public response to emergency warnings -- Accessible emergency management: A human factors engineering approach -- Framework for preparing for the unprepared -- Lest we forget: A critical analysis of bioterrorist incidents, national exercises, and U.S. prevention, response, and recovery strategies -- Resilience to WMD: Communication and active participation are key -- First responders: A biomechanical evaluation of supply distribution -- Dynamics and dangers of therapeutic strategies for organophosphate poisoning: A physiologically based model -- Coordinated project systems approach to emergency response -- Overcoming obstacles to integrated response among incongruent organizations -- Decisions in disaster recovery operations: A game theoretic perspective on organization cooperation -- Integrating Department of Defense response with nongovernmental organizations during a disaster -- Time is a murderer: The cost of critical path drag in emergency response -- Coordination and control in emergency response -- Managing the complexities of incident command -- Begin with the end in mind: An all-hazards systems approach to waste management planning for homeland security incidents -- Creating effective response communications -- Assessing the state of knowledge about emergency management in other countries -- Framework for real-time, all-hazards global situational awareness -- All-hazards response team preparation: Planning and training concepts -- Medical supply chain resiliency in disasters -- Decision support for inland waterways emergency response.
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