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Human factors challenges in emergency management : enhancing individual and team performance in fire and emergency services

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edited by Christine Owen. --Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. , c2014.
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This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The chapters source and contextualize their own research practice within the context of the international research literature.
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Owen, Christine
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edited by Christine Owen
Place of Publication
Surrey, UK
Publisher
Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (254 p.)
ISBN
9781409453062 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Responders - psychology
Firefighters - psychology
Ergonomics
Work Performance
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management - Australia
Fire management - Australia
First responders - Job stress - Australia
Fire fighters - Job stress - Australia
Human engineering
Other Subjects
Australia
Abstract
This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The chapters source and contextualize their own research practice within the context of the international research literature.
Contents
1. Human Factors in Emergency Management -- 2. Stress and Wildland Firefighter Safety-related Decisions and Actions -- 3. Expert Decision Making and the Use of Worst Case Scenario Thinking -- 4. What Were They Thinking? A Model of Metacognition for Bushfire Fighters --5. The Role of Affect in Individual and Collective Performance in a Sociocultural Context -- 6. The Impact of Team Member Familiarity on Performance: Ad hoc and Pre-formed Emergency Service -- 7. Leadership, Communication and Teamwork in Emergency Management -- 8. Firefighter Decision Making at the Local Incident and Regional/State Control Levels -- 9. Coping Ugly: Errors, Decisions, Coping and the Implications for Emergency Management Training -- 10. Creating Cultures of Reflective Learning in the Emergency Services: Two Case Studies -- 11. The Challenges of Change in Future Emergency Management: Conclusions and Future Developments.
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Operative Techniques and Recent Advances in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery

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Paolo Aseni, Luciano De Carlis, Alessandro Mazzola, Antonino M. Grande, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery. Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help of ample illustrations. Further, the book offers an overview of tr…
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Aseni, Paolo
De Carlis, Luciano
Mazzola, Alessandro
Grande, Antonino M.
Responsibility
Paolo Aseni, Luciano De Carlis, Alessandro Mazzola, Antonino M. Grande, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 800 p.) : 541 illus., 364 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319951140
9783319951133 (Print ed.)
9783319951157 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery. Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help of ample illustrations. Further, the book offers an overview of treatment options for acute organ failure, with a focus on peculiar clinical situations that call for special treatment, including: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), circulatory support and urgent liver transplantation. In order to identify the key determinants in decision-making and therapeutic support that can help avoid critical errors, authors not only define and discuss specific surgical techniques, but also present major issues and controversies related to it. In essence, the book can be considered a “What to do guide” that offers easy access to both basic and advanced lifesaving surgical procedures, due in part to text boxes highlighting “Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls” as well as advice on “Complications Management”. Many chapters are enriched by providing clinical case scenarios, an important educational resource including self–assessment questionnaires.
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