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Long-term oxygen therapy : new insights and perspectives

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Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Richard Hodder, editors ; forewords by Marc Miravitlles and Dario Olivieri. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and…
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Dal Negro, Roberto Walter
Hodder, Richard
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Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Richard Hodder, editors ; forewords by Marc Miravitlles and Dario Olivieri
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 235 p.)
ISBN
9788847025806
Subjects (MeSH)
Anoxia - therapy
Long-Term Care
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Abstract
Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and effectiveness. Unfortunately, patients, doctors, care-givers, together with health institutions and political decision makers frequently have different visions on LTOT, thus highly contributing to obtain uneven results and changing outcomes. The focus of this volume is on new insights and novel perspectives of LTOT. Starting from consolidated experiences, it's aim is also to emphasize the strategic value of developing technologies and innovative organizational models uniquely to find out even more opportunities and advantages for the management of chronic respiratory patients needing long-term oxygen treatment.
Contents
The patient candidate for LTOT -- The multidimensional evaluation of patients -- The cooperating roles -- Models for LTOT Management -- The outcomes -- Index.
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Trauma Team Dynamics : A Trauma Crisis Resource Management Manual

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Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Bui…
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Gillman, Lawrence M.
Widder, Sandy
Blaivas MD, Michael
Karakitsos, Dimitrios
Responsibility
Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 329 p. : 55 illus., 37 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319165868
9783319165851 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Patient Care Team - organization & administration
Traumatology - methods
Abstract
This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Building on the revolutionary American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course, Trauma Team Dynamics illustrates the integration of the principles of CRM to team dynamics throughout the resuscitation: from the scene, through pre-hospital care and transport, to the trauma bay, and finally to definitive care and beyond. The editors and contributors are international experts in trauma, critical care, emergency medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, and pre-hospital care and include NASA- and United States military-affiliated experts. Trauma Team Dynamics is intended for use as both a day-to-day clinical resource and a reference text, and includes self-assessment questions as well as guidance on CRM curriculum design and implementation.
Contents
Part I. Trauma Team Preparation -- 1. The Genesis of Crew Resource Management: The NASA Experience -- 2. Crisis Resource Management Training in Trauma -- 3. Leadership Theories, Skills and Application -- 4. Teamwork and Communication in Trauma -- 5. Situational Awareness and Human Performance in Trauma -- Part II. Trauma Team Design -- 6. Paramedical and Non-medical Personnel -- 7. Transport Medicine -- 8. Trauma Team Structure and Organization -- 9. Interprofessional Trauma Team Roles -- 10. The Trauma Bay Environment -- 11. Quality Improvement and Trauma Quality Indicators -- 12. Putting it all Together: Quality Control in Trauma Team Training -- Part III. Trauma Resuscitation -- 13. Trauma Resuscitation -- 14. Damage Control Resuscitation -- 15. Damage Control: From Principles to Practice -- 16. Trauma Team Decision Making -- 17. Emergency Critical Care Procedures -- Part IV. Specialized Trauma Populations -- 18. Trauma in the Pediatric Patient -- 19. Trauma in Pregnancy -- 20. Medical Comorbidities and Trauma -- Part V. Emergency Ultrasound and Trauma Imaging -- 21. Basic Trauma Ultrasound -- 22. Trauma Ultrasound: Beyond the FAST Examination -- 23. Telemedicine and Future Innovations -- 24. Imaging in the Stable Trauma Patient -- Part VI. Tactical Emergency and Disaster Medicine -- 25. Disaster Medicine -- 26. The Multi-Casualty Trauma -- 27. Critical Incident Team Dynamics and Logistics -- 28. Terrorism and Urban Trauma -- 29. Tactical Emergency Medicine, Procedures and Point-of-Care Evaluation in Austere Environments -- 30. Trauma in Austere Environments -- Cold Injury and Hypothermia -- 31. War Zones and Biologic Warfare -- 32. Nuclear Injuries -- 33. Trauma and Surgical Capabilities for Space Exploration -- Part VII. Trauma Team Education -- 34. Designing a Simulation Curriculum -- 35. Designing Multidisciplinary Simulations -- 36. Constructive Debriefing for Trauma Team Education -- 37. Program Evaluation and Assessment of Learning -- 38. Teaching Technical and Procedural Skills -- 39. Multiple Choice Review Questions.
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