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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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Noninvasive ventilation in high-risk infections and mass casualty events

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Antonio M. Esquinas, editor. --Wien: Springer , c2014.
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The past few decades have seen major impacts of different pandemics and mass casualty events on health resource use in terms of rising healthcare costs and increased mortality. In this context, the development of acute respiratory failure in patients requires the use of mechanical ventilation, either invasive or noninvasive. Recently, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has proved to be a valuable strategy to reduce mortality rates in patients. This is the first book to describe the clinical indicati…
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Esquinas, Antonio M
Responsibility
Antonio M. Esquinas, editor
Place of Publication
Wien
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 370 pages)
ISBN
9783709114964 (electronic bk.)
9783709114957
Subjects (MeSH)
Respiratory Tract Infections - therapy
Acute Disease - therapy
Mass Casualty Incidents
Noninvasive Ventilation
Subjects (LCSH)
Artificial respiration
Lungs - Diseases - Treatment
Emergency medicine
Respiratory Tract Infections - therapy
Acute Disease - therapy
Mass Casualty Incidents
Noninvasive Ventilation
Abstract
The past few decades have seen major impacts of different pandemics and mass casualty events on health resource use in terms of rising healthcare costs and increased mortality. In this context, the development of acute respiratory failure in patients requires the use of mechanical ventilation, either invasive or noninvasive. Recently, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has proved to be a valuable strategy to reduce mortality rates in patients. This is the first book to describe the clinical indications of NIV in patients who have been hospitalized with high-risk infections as well as in the prehospital management of mass casualty incidents, including chemical or biological disasters and pandemics. Compiled by internationally respected experts, it offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of noninvasive mechanical ventilation in public health emergencies, such as equipment needs and guidelines for health organizations. Considering recent events (SARS, H1N1 influenza pandemic), the book concludes with a critical review of current studies and future prospects for the use of NIV, offering a valuable resource for all practitioners managing mass casualty incidents and disasters.
Contents
Part I. Rationale and Equipment -- 1. High-Risk Infections: Infl uence of Down-Regulation and Up-Regulation of Cough Using Airway Reflexes and Breathing Maneuvers -- 2. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation: Models to Assess Air and Particle Dispersion -- 3. Interfaces for Noninvasive Ventilation: General Elements and Options -- 4. Noninvasive Ventilation Interfaces for High-Risk Infections: Implications for Health Care Workers -- 5. Heated Humidifier -- 6. Preventing the Spread of Aerosol Infection During Application of High- Frequency Jet Ventilation by Mask -- Part II. Clinical Indications in Adults -- 7. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation for Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure-Related Infectious Diseases -- 8. Noninvasive Ventilation in the Polytraumatized Patient -- 9. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Severe Pneumonia -- 10. Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation in Patients with Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure and HIV/AIDS -- 11. Noninvasive Ventilation for Severe Legionella Pneumonia -- 12. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Lung Injury Secondary to Malaria -- 13. Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- 14. Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Infl uenza A(H1N1) Virus Infection -- 15. Ventilatory Strategy Used for Management of Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Novel Infl uenza A(H1N1) Infection -- 16. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Pandemic Infl uenza A(H1N1) Virus -- 17. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Tuberculosis: Exhaled Breath-Generated Aerosols of Mycobacterium tuberculosis -- 18. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation After Chemical Disasters -- 19. Inhalational Anthrax and Bioterrorism: Key Recommendations for Acute Respiratory Failure -- 20 Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Hematological Diseases -- 21. Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients with Solid Tumors -- 22. Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients with Infectious Lung Disease After Solid Organ Transplant -- 23. Use of Bronchoscopy in Patients with Pulmonary Infections During Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation -- 24. Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients with Major Burn Injuries -- Part III. Clinical Indications in Pediatrics -- 25. Infant Nasal Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Resource-Limited Settings -- 26. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation During Neonatal Transport -- 27. Pathophysiology of Acute Respiratory Failure in Children with Bronchiolitis and Effect of CPAP -- 28. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatric Practice -- 29. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with High-Risk Infections and Mass Casualties in Acute Respiratory Failure: Pediatric Perspective -- Part IV. Prognosis and Risk Factors -- 30. Factors Involved in Aerosol Transmission of Infection and Control of Ventilation in Healthcare -- 31. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation to Prevent Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Infection -- Part V. Hospital Organization: Room Organization, Health Professionals, and Prevention -- 32. Negative-Pressure and Well-Ventilated Rooms; Bacterial and Viral Filters to the Expiratory Circuit; Personal Protective Equipment for Health Care Workers -- 33. Noninvasive Ventilation and Droplet Dispersion: Health Professional Protocols from a Nursing Perspective -- 34. Preventing Airborne Disease Transmission: Implications for Patients During Mechanical Ventilation -- 35. Contolling Spread of Viruses and High- Risk Infections to Hospital Health Care Workers from NIV -- Part VI. Hospital Organization: Department Organizations -- 36. Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients with Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Room -- 37. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with High-Risk Infections in Intermediate Respiratory Care Units and on the Pneumology Ward -- 38. Organization of a Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Unit for Immunocompromised Patients -- 39. Pandemic Influenza Management and Control Policies: Hospital Coordination During an Influenza Pandemic -- Part VII. Guidelines and Protocols -- 40. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Guidelines and Standard Protocols for Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with High-Risk Infections -- 41. Guidelines for Health Organizations: European Perspectives and Experience in Pandemics -- 42. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with High-Risk Infections: Current and Future Perspectives.
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