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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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Emergency Radiology of the Abdomen : Imaging Features and Differential Diagnosis for a Timely Management Approach

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Mariano Scaglione, Ulrich Linsenmaier, Gerd Schueller, editors ; ESER, European Society of Emergency Radiology. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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This book comprehensively highlights modern emergency radiology diagnosis of the acute abdomen. In traumatic as well as non-traumatic emergencies, the clinical term "acute abdomen" refers to a variety of serious conditions in an often progressive clinical situation that call for an immediate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. Today, thorough and rapid diagnostic radiological imaging is broadly available and the radiologist has gained a central role in patient handling in many emergency m…
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European Society of Emergency Radiology
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Scaglione, Mariano
Responsibility
Mariano Scaglione, Ulrich Linsenmaier, Gerd Schueller, editors ; ESER, European Society of Emergency Radiology.
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 277 p. : 300 ill. in color)
Series
Medical radiology. Diagnostic imaging
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9788847025134
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal Injuries - diagnostic imaging
Diagnosis, Differential
Emergencies
Radiography, Abdominal
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdomen Surgery
Emergency medicine
Radiology, Medical
Abstract
This book comprehensively highlights modern emergency radiology diagnosis of the acute abdomen. In traumatic as well as non-traumatic emergencies, the clinical term "acute abdomen" refers to a variety of serious conditions in an often progressive clinical situation that call for an immediate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. Today, thorough and rapid diagnostic radiological imaging is broadly available and the radiologist has gained a central role in patient handling in many emergency medicine departments. In addition to proficient radiological knowledge, communication and close co-operation among the various specialists involved are essential for successful patient management. Emergency radiologists must not only acquire a full understanding of the imaging modalities and technicalá requirements, but they should also have appropriate clinical knowledge of the various disorders in order to become valuable contributors to the therapy decision-making process. Emergency Radiology of the Abdomen provides a comprehensive review of the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of acute abdominal conditions, both after traumatic events and in the non-traumatic setting. It focuses on imaging features and high-end emergency radiology that are indispensable for a timely management approach. Numerous high-quality images, diagrams, and easy-to-read tables are provided.
Contents
Acute Abdomen: Clinical Context and Indications to Imaging -- Acute Abdomen: Rational use of US, MDCT and MRI -- Liver and Bile Ducts -- Gallbladder -- Spleen -- Pancreas -- Kidney, Ureter, Adrenal Gland -- Gastrointestinal Tract -- The Pelvis -- Vascular Emergencies of the Retroperitoneum -- MRI of the Acute Abdomen and Pelvis -- Imaging the Acute Abdomen in the Pediatric Population -- The Role of Interventional Radiology.
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Emergency Radiology of the Chest and Cardiovascular System

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Mariano Scaglione, Ulrich Linsenmaier, Gerd Schueller, Ferco Berger, Stefan Wirth, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides an up-to-date, systematic review of all facets of emergency radiology in patients with chest trauma or pain with the aim of equipping the reader with a detailed knowledge of the various radiological patterns, which is essential in order to make a prompt diagnosis under circumstances when time is of critical importance. To this end, the indications, value, and results of the various emergency imaging modalities, including sonography and interventional radiology, are described …
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Scaglione, Mariano
Linsenmaier, Ulrich
Schueller, Gerd
Berger, Ferco
Wirth, Stefan
Other Authors
European Society of Emergency Radiology
Responsibility
Mariano Scaglione, Ulrich Linsenmaier, Gerd Schueller, Ferco Berger, Stefan Wirth, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 374 pages) : 285 illus., 47 illus. in color
Series
Medical Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783319425849
9783319425825 (print ed.)
ISSN
0942-5373
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - diagnostic imaging
Chest Pain - diagnostic imaging
Emergency Medical Services
Thoracic Injuries - diagnostic imaging
Abstract
This book provides an up-to-date, systematic review of all facets of emergency radiology in patients with chest trauma or pain with the aim of equipping the reader with a detailed knowledge of the various radiological patterns, which is essential in order to make a prompt diagnosis under circumstances when time is of critical importance. To this end, the indications, value, and results of the various emergency imaging modalities, including sonography and interventional radiology, are described and illustrated in the full range of blunt chest injuries and nontraumatic chest emergencies. Technological aspects, protocols tailored to the mechanism of injury, and post-processing techniques are also extensively covered. Emergency Radiology of the Chest and Cardiovascular System will be of value to general and interventional radiologists, radiology residents, radiology technicians, and all physicians and surgeons who work in emergency care.
Contents
Part I. Blunt Chest Trauma -- Lung injury -- Injuries of the Pleural Spaces -- Bony and Thoracic Chest Wall Injuries -- Acute Tracheobronchial Injuries -- Esophageal Injuries -- Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury -- Cardiac Injuries -- Traumatic Diaphragmatic Injuries -- Part II. Nontraumatic, Nonvascular Chest Emergencies -- Infection -- Non-infectious Parenchymal Lung Disease -- Airway Disease -- Pleural Diseases -- Part III. Vascular Chest Emergencies -- Cardiac Emergencies: Acute Chest Pain -- Acute Aortic Syndromes: Aortic Dissection, Intramural Haematoma and Penetrating Aortic Ulcers -- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Fistula, and Thrombus -- Pulmonary Embolism.
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