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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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Pediatric anesthesia, intensive care and pain : standardization in clinical practice

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Marinella Astuto, editor ; foreword by Massimo Antonelli. --Milan: Springer , c2013.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of current standards of anesthesia and intensive care in neonates and children, with a view to promoting standardization in clinical practice. The first part of the book, devoted to issues in intensive care, opens by considering scoring systems for the assessment of sick children. The diagnosis, prevention, and management of ventilator-associated pneumonia are then discussed, and the roles of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and noninvasive resp…
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Astuto, Marinella
Responsibility
Marinella Astuto, editor ; foreword by Massimo Antonelli
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 199 p.)
Series Title
Anesthesia, intensive care and pain in neonates and children
ISBN
9788847026858
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia
Critical Care
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
Subjects (LCSH)
Medicine
Anesthesiology
Emergency medicine
Critical care medicine
Oncology
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of current standards of anesthesia and intensive care in neonates and children, with a view to promoting standardization in clinical practice. The first part of the book, devoted to issues in intensive care, opens by considering scoring systems for the assessment of sick children. The diagnosis, prevention, and management of ventilator-associated pneumonia are then discussed, and the roles of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and noninvasive respiratory support are reviewed. Further chapters address procedural sedation and analgesia in children, the progress toward 'open' ICUs with liberal visiting policies, and advances in long-term home mechanical ventilation. In the second part of the book, a range of important topics in anesthesia and perioperative medicine are discussed. After a review of safety issues, current trends in pediatric regional and locoregional anesthesia are described and a synopsis is provided on current knowledge regarding the use of central blocks in infants and children. Subsequent chapters are devoted to awareness monitoring, single-lung ventilation techniques, anesthesia in the context of severe prematurity, and emergence delirium.Pediatric Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain: Standardization in Clinical Practice will be an extremely useful source of information for both novices and more experienced practitioners in the field.
Contents
1 Scoring System in the Sick Children -- 2 Diagnosis, Prevention and treatment of VAP in children -- 3 Modes of artificial ventilation and monitoring of respiratory system in neonate and children (including High frequency oscillatory ventilation in ICU children) -- 4 Noninvasive ventilation in neonates and children -- 5 CRRT in neonate and children-What we have learned -- 6 Pain management in neonates and children -- 7 The 'open' Intensive Care Unit: the challenge continues -- 8 Long Term Home Ventilation in Children: Advances and Perspectives -- 9 Anesthesia and perioperative medicine in children -- 10 Anesthesia and perioperative safety in children: standard of care and quality control -- 11 Ultrasound for regional block anesthesia in children -- 12 Loco-regional Anesthesia in Children -- 13 Total intravenous anesthesia and intraoperative monitoring of awareness in children -- 14 One lung ventilation in children: techniques, monitoring and side effects -- 15 Anesthesia management in severe prematurity -- 16 Postoperative delirium in children: assessment, prevention and decision making -- Index.
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