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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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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.
Responsibility
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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