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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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Emergencies in Neuromuscular Disease

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Elio Agostoni, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book offers a practical tool for handling neuromuscular emergencies, and is divided by the main neuromuscular diseases on the basis of their anatomical and clinical location: diseases affecting the anterior horn of the spinal cord (tetanus), those that affect the nerve roots and nerves (SGB, multiple mononeuritis, porphyria), the neuromuscular junction (MG and botulism) and, lastly, muscle pathologies (rhabdomyolysis, malignant hyperthermia, periodic paralysis). It provides updated diagnos…
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Agostoni, Elio
Responsibility
Elio Agostoni, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 134 pages) : 5 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
Emergency Management in Neurology
ISBN
9783319566542
9783319566535 (print ed.)
ISSN
2367-1076
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Emergency Treatment - methods
Muscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Abstract
This book offers a practical tool for handling neuromuscular emergencies, and is divided by the main neuromuscular diseases on the basis of their anatomical and clinical location: diseases affecting the anterior horn of the spinal cord (tetanus), those that affect the nerve roots and nerves (SGB, multiple mononeuritis, porphyria), the neuromuscular junction (MG and botulism) and, lastly, muscle pathologies (rhabdomyolysis, malignant hyperthermia, periodic paralysis). It provides updated diagnostic/therapeutic protocols and decision-making algorithms for each pathology, and examines a range of scenarios on the basis of clinical cases. Emergencies in Neuromuscular Disease will be of interests for a wide variety of specialists including neurologist, neurophysiologists and anesthesiologists.
Contents
Part I. Neuromuscular Disease: Recent Progress in Diagnosis and Therapy -- 1. Neuromuscular Disease: An Overview -- 2 Tetanus -- 3. Guillain-Barré Syndrome -- 4. Porphyria -- 5. Vasculitis -- 6. Myasthenia Gravis -- 7. Botulism -- 8. Malignant Hyperthermia -- 9. Rhabdomyolysis -- 10. Periodic Paralysis -- Part II. Case Studies -- 11. Case Study: Atypical GBS -- Part III. Differentiated Decisional Algorithms -- 12. Differentiated Decisional Algorithms Based on the Technical and Organizational Characteristics of the Hospital Receiving the Clinical Case.
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Hemorrhagic Stroke

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Edoardo Boccardi, Marco Cenzato, Francesco Curto, Marco Longoni, Cristina Motto, Valentina Oppo, Valentina Perini, Simone Vidale. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides detailed practical guidance on the management of hemorrhagic stroke in the clinical settings encountered in daily practice. Real-life cases are used to depict a wide range of clinical scenarios and to highlight significant aspects of management of hemorrhagic stroke. In addition, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are presented and helpful decision-making algorithms are provided that are specific to the different professionals involved in delivery of stroke care and to diff…
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Boccardi, Edoardo
Other Authors
Cenzato, Marco
Curto, Francesco
Longoni, Marco
Motto, Cristina
Oppo, Valentina
Perini, Valentina
Vidale, Simone
Responsibility
Edoardo Boccardi, Marco Cenzato, Francesco Curto, Marco Longoni, Cristina Motto, Valentina Oppo, Valentina Perini, Simone Vidale
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 172 pages) : 38 illus., 6 illus. in color
Series Title
Emergency Management in Neurology
ISBN
9783319321301
9783319321295 (print ed.)
ISSN
2367-1076
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Emergency Treatment - methods
Intracranial Hemorrhages - diagnosis
Intracranial hemorrhages - therapy
Stroke - diagnosis
Stroke - therapy
Abstract
This book provides detailed practical guidance on the management of hemorrhagic stroke in the clinical settings encountered in daily practice. Real-life cases are used to depict a wide range of clinical scenarios and to highlight significant aspects of management of hemorrhagic stroke. In addition, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are presented and helpful decision-making algorithms are provided that are specific to the different professionals involved in delivery of stroke care and to differing types of hospital facility. The coverage is completed by the inclusion of up-to-date scientific background information relevant to diagnosis and therapy. Throughout, the approach adopted is both practical and multidisciplinary. The book will be of value for all practitioners involved in the provision of stroke care, and also for medical students.
Contents
1. Diagnosis and therapy in the acute phase of hemorrhagic stroke: latest developments -- 2. Clinical cases -- 3. Clinical organizational pathways for hemorrhagic stroke -- 4. Differentiated decisional algorithms.
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Giuseppe D’Aliberti, Marco Longoni, Cristina Motto, Valentina Oppo, Valentina Perini, Luca Valvassori, Simone Vidale. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides detailed practical guidance on the management of acute ischemic stroke in the clinical settings encountered in daily practice. Real-life cases are used to depict a wide range of clinical scenarios and to highlight significant aspects of management of ischemic stroke. In addition, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are presented and helpful decision-making algorithms are provided that are specific to the different professionals involved in delivery of acute stroke care and t…
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D’Aliberti, Giuseppe
Other Authors
Longoni, Marco
Motto, Cristina
Oppo, Valentina
Perini, Valentina
Valvassori, Luca
Vidale, Simone
Responsibility
Giuseppe D’Aliberti, Marco Longoni, Cristina Motto, Valentina Oppo, Valentina Perini, Luca Valvassori, Simone Vidale
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 91 pages) : 25 illus., 9 illus. in color
Series Title
Emergency Management in Neurology
ISBN
9783319317052
9783319317045 (print ed.)
ISSN
2367-1076
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain ischemia - diagnosis
Brain ischemia - therapy
Clinical Decision-Making
Emergency Treatment - methods
Stroke - diagnosis
Stroke - therapy
Abstract
This book provides detailed practical guidance on the management of acute ischemic stroke in the clinical settings encountered in daily practice. Real-life cases are used to depict a wide range of clinical scenarios and to highlight significant aspects of management of ischemic stroke. In addition, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are presented and helpful decision-making algorithms are provided that are specific to the different professionals involved in delivery of acute stroke care and to differing types of hospital facility. The coverage is completed by the inclusion of up-to-date scientific background information relevant to diagnosis and therapy. Throughout, the approach adopted is both practical and multidisciplinary. The book will be of value for all practitioners involved in the provision of acute stroke care, and also for medical students.
Contents
Brief Description of Recent Developments in Diagnosis and Treatment -- Clinical Cases -- Organizational Clinical Pathways -- Differentiated Decisional Algorithms.
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