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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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Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine

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Jean-Louis Vincent and Jesse B. Hall (eds.). --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on intensive care medicine contributing to the broad field of emergency medicine. The wide range of entries in the Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine are written by leading experts in the field. They will provide basic and clinical scientists in academia, practice, as well as industry with valuable information about the field of intensive care medicine, but also people in related fields, students and teachers wil…
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Vincent, Jean-Louis
Hall, Jesse B.
Responsibility
Jean-Louis Vincent and Jesse B. Hall (eds.)
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (li, 2478 p. : 1000 ill.)
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783642004186
9783642004179 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Notes
"eReference"--Publisher.
Abstract
The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on intensive care medicine contributing to the broad field of emergency medicine. The wide range of entries in the Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine are written by leading experts in the field. They will provide basic and clinical scientists in academia, practice, as well as industry with valuable information about the field of intensive care medicine, but also people in related fields, students and teachers will benefit from the important and relevant information on the most recent developments in emergency medicine. The Encyclopedia will contain 4 volumes, and published simultaneously online. The entire field has been divided into 14 sections. All entries will be arranged in alphabetical order with extensive cross-referencing between them
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Encyclopedia of Trauma Care

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edited by Peter Papadakos, Mark Gestring. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2016.
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This encyclopedia is an authoritative compilation of practical information on major topics in trauma management. Its encyclopedic format will allow the reader to rapidly find up-to-date information on a specific topic without having to negotiate lengthy sections of text. The book is organized in an organ-based manner for ease of use when a practitioner is confronted with a particular injury. Each chapter takes the form of a clearly structured review of the subject in question and includes infor…
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Papadakos, Peter
Gestring, Mark
Responsibility
edited by Peter Papadakos, Mark Gestring
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783642362002
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Traumatology
Wounds and Injuries
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Notes
"Living edition."
Abstract
This encyclopedia is an authoritative compilation of practical information on major topics in trauma management. Its encyclopedic format will allow the reader to rapidly find up-to-date information on a specific topic without having to negotiate lengthy sections of text. The book is organized in an organ-based manner for ease of use when a practitioner is confronted with a particular injury. Each chapter takes the form of a clearly structured review of the subject in question and includes informative illustrations and tables as well as lists of classic references. In addition to the full range of organ-specific injuries, a number of important further topics are covered, including critical care of the trauma patient, trauma system organization, mass injury scenarios, the impact of new technologies on care, complications in trauma care, and ethical issues. The authors of the encyclopedia are all leading experts in trauma care. The encyclopedia will provide an excellent source of information for basic and clinical scientists in academia, practice, and industry and for trainees in the fields of surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and military medicine, including those preparing for specialty examinations.
Contents
From the contents: Overview of general trauma care. Injury epidemiology and control. Trauma system development and design. Injury scoring. Trauma outcome measures. Prehospital care of the trauma patient -- Early evaluation and management of the trauma patient. Initial assessment of the injured patient. Airway management in the trauma patient. Blood product utilization and resuscitation strategies following injury. Medications vital to trauma resuscitation. Role of ED thoracotomy -- Organ systems approach: Head. Neck. Chest. Abdomen. Urological. Vascular. Musculoskeletal. Specific considerations in trauma care: Pediatric trauma. Trauma in the elderly. Trauma in pregnancy. Combat casualty care. Burn injury -- Imaging in the trauma patient. Anesthesia management in trauma. Ethical issues in trauma care. Disaster and mass-casualty care. Blast injury. Rehabilitation: Brain injury rehabilitation. Rehabilitation following traumatic injury -- Complications in trauma care -- Critical care for the trauma patient.
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