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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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e-Book
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The Arrhythmic Patient in the Emergency Department : A Practical Guide for Cardiologists and Emergency Physicians

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Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosi…
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Zecchin, Massimo
Sinagra, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 208 p. : 52 illus., 32 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319243283
9783319243269 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergency Service, Hospital
Abstract
This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosis, and treatment is conducted. Furthermore, practical suggestions are offered for short-term management, e.g., regarding the decision on when and where to hospitalize the patient; these proposals do not replace but rather summarize or integrate the current guidelines.The book is designed both for emergency physicians and cardiologists, who will be the first to evaluate and treat patients with arrhythmias or potentially arrhythmic problems in the emergency setting. It will also be a useful textbook for students and residents in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.
Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Management of arrhythmic patients in ED: general principles -- 3 Syncope: first evaluation and management in ED -- 4 Bradyarrhythmias -- 5 Narrow QRS tachyarrhythmias -- 6 Atrial flutter and fibrillation -- 7 Wide QRS tachycardias -- 8 Acute management of arrhythmias in patients with known congenital heart disease and channelopathies -- 9 Acute management of patients with arrhythmias and non-cardiac diseases -- 10 Drug abuse and intoxication -- 11 Pacemaker malfunction; is it real? -- 12 Management of the electrical storm in patients with ICD -- 13 Emergency surgery and cardiac devices.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Cardiology in the ER : A Practical Guide

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Carlos Jerjes-Sánchez. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides a guide for the management of patients with cardiovascular emergencies in the ER. It covers a broad range of the most important and frequent acute cardiovascular events including coronary syndromes, aortic syndromes, pulmonary embolism, and left heart failure. Pragmatic in nature, chapters discuss frequent clinical presentations in a thorough fashion while emphasizing a practical and concise approach to diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the book explores how new knowledge…
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Author
Jerjes-Sánchez, Carlos
Responsibility
Carlos Jerjes-Sánchez
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 329 p.) : 73 illus., 25 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030136796
9783030136789 (Print ed.)
9783030136802 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Service, Hospital
Cardiovascular Diseases - therapy
Specialty
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book provides a guide for the management of patients with cardiovascular emergencies in the ER. It covers a broad range of the most important and frequent acute cardiovascular events including coronary syndromes, aortic syndromes, pulmonary embolism, and left heart failure. Pragmatic in nature, chapters discuss frequent clinical presentations in a thorough fashion while emphasizing a practical and concise approach to diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the book explores how new knowledge and technological advances are improving the quality of patient care in the emergency room, highlighting technological advances in the use of pharmacotherapy, biomarkers, and imaging techniques such as X-ray, echocardiography, CT, MRI, and nuclear. Cardiology in the ER: A Practical Guide is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, and fellows in cardiology, emergency medicine, intensive and critical care, and internal medicine.
Contents
1. Chest pain -- 2. Dyspnea -- 3. Suspected cardiovascular syncope -- 4. Biomarkers -- 5. Acute coronary syndromes -- 6. Acute aortic syndromes -- 7. Cardiac tamponade -- 8. Cardiogenic shock -- 9. Acute pulmonary embolism -- 10. Hypertensive emergency -- 11. Tachyarrhythmias -- 12. Bradyarrhythmia -- 13. Acute left heart failure -- 14. Cardiac arrest -- 15. Valvular prosthesis thrombosis -- 16. Pacemaker emergencies -- 17. Cardiology bedside interventions.
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e-Book
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Emergency department case management : the compendium of best practice

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Kathleen Walsh, Karen Zander, authors ; contributors, Christina Boyd ... [et al.]. (2nd ed.) --Danvers, MA: HCPro , c2014.
Call Number
WX 162 W223 2014
Location
Halifax Infirmary
From defining goals, clarifying roles, and understanding the necessary knowledge and skills required, Emergency Department Case Management: The Compendium of Best Practices, Second Edition will ensure that ED case management staff have a solid and sustainable foundation in place. After exploring models and reviewing emergency department infrastructure, this compendium will help readers outline key partnerships, present multiple options for case finding, tackle observation status accurately, ad…
Call Number
WX 162 W223 2014
Author
Walsh, Kathleen
Other Authors
Zander, Karen
Responsibility
Kathleen Walsh, Karen Zander, authors ; contributors, Christina Boyd ... [et al.]
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Danvers, MA
Publisher
HCPro
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
208 p.
ISBN
9781615693801
Subjects (MeSH)
Case Management
Emergency Service, Hospital
Patient Care Planning - organization & administration
Program Development - methods
Notes
Preceded by Emergency department case management / [edited by] Kathleen Walsh, Karen Zander, 2007.
Abstract
From defining goals, clarifying roles, and understanding the necessary knowledge and skills required, Emergency Department Case Management: The Compendium of Best Practices, Second Edition will ensure that ED case management staff have a solid and sustainable foundation in place. After exploring models and reviewing emergency department infrastructure, this compendium will help readers outline key partnerships, present multiple options for case finding, tackle observation status accurately, address quality and evaluation issues, and identify ways ED RN case managers and social workers coordinate care for complex cases, such as pediatric, psychiatric, homeless, and uninsured populations. In addition to many new tools, this book is also packed with more than 20 detailed spotlights and case studies discussing ED case management strategies, best practices, and experiences of ED professionals from across the country.
Contents
Chapter 1: ED Case Management: The Heart of Access and Hub of the Community -- Chapter 2: Strategies for Creating a Successful ED CM Program -- Chapter 3: Quality and EDs -- Chapter 4: CM for Short Stay/Observation Patients -- Chapter 5: Case-Managing Challenging ED Patients in General EDs -- Chapter 6: Special EDs for Special Populations -- Appendix A: EMTALA: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act -- Appendix B: ED Case Manager Competencies and Guidelines for Use -- Appendix C: What Every Inpatient and Family Should Receive From CM and Social Work Services -- Appendix D: CM and MSW Caseloads by CMI and Payer Framework to Plan, Evaluate, and Benchmark Staffing -- Appendix E: Patient Progress Record: Care Coordination Assessment -- Appendix F: CM Initial Assessment for Discharge Planning Appendix G: ED References.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
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Emergency department treatment of the psychiatric patient : policy issues and legal requirements

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Stefan, Susan. --Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 2006.
Call Number
WM 33.1 S816e 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WM 33.1 S816e 2006
Author
Stefan, Susan
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
215 p.
Series Title
American Psychology-Law Society series
ISBN
0195189299
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Services, Psychiatric - legislation & jurisprudence - United States
Emergency Service, Hospital - standards - United States
Mentally Ill Persons - legislation & jurisprudence - United States
Mentally Disabled Persons - legislation & jurisprudence - United States
Patient Rights - United States
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Emergency nursing : 5-tier triage protocols

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Briggs, Julie K. --Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2006.
Call Number
WY 154 B854e 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WY 154 B854e 2006
Author
Briggs, Julie K
Other Authors
Grossman, Valerie GA
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
258 p.
ISBN
1582553718
Subjects (MeSH)
Triage - handbooks
Emergency Treatment - Handbooks
Emergency Nursing - Handbooks
Emergency Service, Hospital - Handbooks
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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ER facts made incredibly quick!

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Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi. (2nd ed.) --Philadelpha, PA: Wolters Kluwer , c2018.
Call Number
WX 39 F716 2018
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Call Number
WX 39 F716 2018
Author
Foresman-Capuzzi, Joyce
Responsibility
Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Emergency room facts made incredibly quick!
Place of Publication
Philadelpha, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
243 p.
ISBN
9781496363633
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Geriatric Emergencies : A Case-Based Approach to Improving Acute Care

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Lee A. Lindquist, Scott M. Dresden, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book introduces the unique medical needs of aging patients in the emergency department and outlines the challenges that leave many clinicians struggling to adequately care for this demographic, including limited resources, management concerns, and other barriers. The text presents strategies for screening, diagnosing, and treating geriatric syndromes seen in the emergency care of the older adult patient. Topics include pharmacological interventions, transitioning care, and sustainability. …
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Lindquist, Lee A.
Dresden, Scott M.
Responsibility
Lee A. Lindquist, Scott M. Dresden, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 214 p.) : 15 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030124144
9783030124137 (Print ed.)
9783030124151 (Print ed.)
9783030124168 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Emergencies
Emergency Service, Hospital
Geriatrics - methods
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book introduces the unique medical needs of aging patients in the emergency department and outlines the challenges that leave many clinicians struggling to adequately care for this demographic, including limited resources, management concerns, and other barriers. The text presents strategies for screening, diagnosing, and treating geriatric syndromes seen in the emergency care of the older adult patient. Topics include pharmacological interventions, transitioning care, and sustainability. The text includes complex cases that demonstrate the caution necessary to treat this delicate patient group. Each case concludes with a set of concise “take-home points” to make the guidelines easy to remember and/or reference. Geriatric Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach to Improving the Acute Care of Seniors is an excellent resource for geriatricians, emergency medicine specialists, internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, nurses, social workers, students, residents, trainees, and all medical professionals working with older patients in an emergency setting.
Contents
Growing Older in the Emergency Department -- Components of an Effective Geriatric Emergency Department -- Cognitive Impairment in the ED -- Syncope in a Rural Emergency Department Setting -- ER Referrals and Hospitalizations from Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities -- Can Home Visits Make a Difference to Emergency Department Visits? "I will just stop by his place on the way home: Who knew it would be a journey?" -- Medication Errors in Aging Adults: A Case-Based Approach to Medication Management -- Pain, Opioid Use, and Palliative Care of Older Adults in the Emergency Department -- Acute Mental Status Changes and Over-the-Counter Medications in Older Adults -- Identifying Fall Risk in the Emergency Department -- Capacity, Advanced Planning, and Buying Time.
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e-Book
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Health care emergency management : principles and practice

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Reilly, Michael J. --Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning , 2010.
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Online
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Author
Reilly, Michael J
Other Authors
Markenson, David S
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
506 p.
ISBN
9781449617745
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Service, Hospital
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Medical Emergency Teams : Implementation and Outcome Measurement

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat29870
edited by Michael A. DeVita, Kenneth Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2006.
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Online
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Author
DeVita, Michael A
Other Authors
Hillman, Kenneth
Bellomo, Rinaldo
Responsibility
edited by Michael A. DeVita, Kenneth Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2006
ISBN
9780387279213
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Patient Care Team - organization & administration
Outcome Assessment, Health Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Medical emergency teams : implementation and outcome measurement

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat22438
DeVita, Michael A. --New York, NY: Springer , 2006.
Call Number
WX 215 M489 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 215 M489 2006
Author
DeVita, Michael A
Other Authors
Hillman, Kenneth
Bellomo, Rinaldo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
296 p.
ISBN
0387279202
9780387279206
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Outcome Assessment, Health Care
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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The night shift : real life in the heart of the E.R.

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Goldman, Brian. --Toronto, ON: HarperCollins , 2010.
Call Number
WZ 100 G619n 2010
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WZ 100 G619n 2010
Author
Goldman, Brian
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
HarperCollins
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
263 p.
ISBN
9781554683918
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medicine - Biography
Emergency Service, Hospital - Personal Narratives
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Pediatric safety in the emergency department

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Krug, Steven E. Joint Commission Resources Inc. --Bethesda, MD: Joint Commission Resources , 2010.
Call Number
WS 205 P46 2010
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 205 P46 2010
Author
Krug, Steven E.
Corporate Author
Joint Commission Resources Inc.
Place of Publication
Bethesda, MD
Publisher
Joint Commission Resources
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
156 p.
ISBN
9781599402123
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Medical Errors
Risk Management
Safety Management
Medication Errors
Hospitals, Pediatric
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure

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W. Frank Peacock, editor. (Third edition) --Cham: Humana Press , 2017.
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This book provides a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure (HF) patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Supported by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, it presents a description of the problem, defines the measures of success, elucidates the implementation of interventions required to be successful, and provides the tools to insure quality HF management. Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition discusses administrative and regulatory issues relating …
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Peacock, W. Frank
Responsibility
W. Frank Peacock, editor
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 317 pages) : 29 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Contemporary cardiology
ISBN
9783319440064
9783319440057 (print ed.)
ISSN
2196-8969
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Management
Emergency Service, Hospital
Heart Failure - therapy
Hospitalization - trends
Length of stay
Observation
Abstract
This book provides a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure (HF) patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Supported by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, it presents a description of the problem, defines the measures of success, elucidates the implementation of interventions required to be successful, and provides the tools to insure quality HF management. Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition discusses administrative and regulatory issues relating to HF management; pathophysiology and demographics of acute HF; emergency medical services and emergency department assessment and treatment of acute HF; admission, treatment, and disposition of acute heart failure in observation units; complications and future research; and resources such as clinical pathways, algorithms, and patient education tools that can be directly utilized in various healthcare settings. Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, Third Edition, is an essential guide for cardiologists, emergency physicians, and hospital administrators, as well as for institutions wishing to be recognized as quality heart failure centers.
Contents
Part I: Administrative and Regulatory Issues -- Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care's Acute Heart Failure Accreditation -- The Economics and Reimbursement of Acute Heart Failure -- Regulatory Requirements in Acute Heart Failure -- Quality and Operational Metrics in Heart Failure -- Staffing and Facilities Requirements for Short Stay Unit Acute Heart Failure Management -- Part II: Pathophysiology and Demographics -- Pathophysiology of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure -- Acute Heart Failure: Epidemiology and Demographics -- Part III: EMS/Emergency Department Assessment and Treatment -- Pre-hospital Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Dyspnea Assessment and Airway Management in Acute Heart Failure Patients -- Volume Assessment in the Emergency Department -- Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers in Emergency Department Acute Heart Failure -- Bedside Ultrasound in the Evaluation and Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Emergency Department Therapy of Acute Heart Failure -- Part IV: Short Stay Unit: Admission, Treatment, and Disposition -- Short Stay Unit Admission Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria -- Essentials of Patient Education in the Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit -- Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit Acute Heart Failure Discharge Criteria -- Effective Discharge Planning For Acute Heart Failure in the Short Stay Unit -- Drugs that Should Not be Used in the Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Errors to Avoid in Acute Heart Failure Care -- Chronic Heart Failure Management: Drugs Recommended for Routine Use -- Implantable Cardiac Devices in the Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure -- Implications of Atrial Fibrillation in Acute Heart Failure Management -- Controversies in Acute Heart Failure Management -- Acute Heart Failure Research in the Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit -- Part V: Resources -- Clinical Pathways/Algorithms -- Patient Education Tools -- Discharge Instructions.
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e-Book
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Textbook of Rapid Response Systems : Concept and Implementation

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Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo, Mandy Odell, Daryl A. Jones, Bradford D. Winters, Geoffrey K. Lighthall, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The latest edition of this text is the go-to book on rapid response systems (RRS). Thoroughly updated to incorporate current principles and practice of RRS, the text covers topics such as the logistics of creating an RRS, patient safety, quality of care, evaluating program results, and engaging in systems research. Edited and written by internationally recognized experts and innovators in the field, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition is a valuable re…
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Other Authors
DeVita, Michael A.
Hillman, Ken
Bellomo, Rinaldo
Odell, Mandy
Jones, Daryl A.
Winters, Bradford D.
Lighthall, Geoffrey K.
Responsibility
Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo, Mandy Odell, Daryl A. Jones, Bradford D. Winters, Geoffrey K. Lighthall, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 392 pages) : 53 illus., 28 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319393919
9783319393896 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Hospital Rapid Response Team - organization & administration
Organizational Innovation
Patient Care Management
Patient Safety
Abstract
The latest edition of this text is the go-to book on rapid response systems (RRS). Thoroughly updated to incorporate current principles and practice of RRS, the text covers topics such as the logistics of creating an RRS, patient safety, quality of care, evaluating program results, and engaging in systems research. Edited and written by internationally recognized experts and innovators in the field, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition is a valuable resource for medical practitioners and hospital administrators who want to implement and improve a rapid response system.
Contents
Part I: RRSs and Patient Safety -- Why Have a Rapid Response System? Cold with Fear: The Patient and Family Experience of Failure to Rescue -- Rapid Response Systems History and Terminology -- RRS's General Principles -- Measuring Safety -- Medical Trainees and Patient Safety -- RRS and the Culture of Safety -- Creating Process and Policy Change in Health Care -- The Assessment and Interpretation of Vital Signs -- Multiple Parameter Track and Trigger Systems -- Causes of Failure-To-Rescue -- Dying Safely -- Rapid Response Systems: A Brief Review of the Evidence -- Making the Business Case for a Rapid Response System -- Part II: Creating an RRS -- Hospital size and Location and Feasibility of the Rapid Response System -- Barriers to the Implementation of RRS -- An Overview of the Afferent Limb -- The Impact of Delayed Rapid Response System Activation -- Nurse-Led Rapid Response Teams -- MET: Physician-led RRTs -- Pediatric RRSs -- Rapid Response Systems and the Septic Patient -- Other Efferent Limb Teams: Crises that Require Specialized Resources -- Crisis Teams for Obstetric Patients -- Personnel Resources for Responding Teams -- Equipment, Medications, and Supplies for a Rapid Response Team -- Governance of the Rapid Response System -- Part III: Monitoring of Efficacy and New Challenges -- Continuous Monitoring for Early Detection of Deterioration on General Care Units -- Dying Safely -- The Second Victim -- Rapid Response Teams in Teaching Hospitals -- The Nurse's View of RRS -- Opportunities for Resident Training with Rapid Response Systems -- Optimizing RRSs Through Simulation -- Evaluating Effectiveness of Complex System Interventions -- Rapid Response Systems: Education for Ward Staff Caring for At-Risk and Deteriorating Patients -- Setting up a Standardized Process and Outcome Assessment Tool -- The Impact of Rapid Response Systems on Not For Resuscitation (NFR) Orders.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Textbook of Rapid Response Systems : Concept and Implementation

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edited by Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Online
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Author
DeVita, Michael A
Other Authors
Hillman, Ken
Bellomo, Rinaldo
Responsibility
edited by Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, Rinaldo Bellomo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9780387928531
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Hospital Rapid Response Team - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Travelling to QEII Health Sciences Centre & IWK from Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2031
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This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Hospitals, Pediatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Emergency services
Pediatric emergency services
Abstract
This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
2031
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Votre visite au service des urgences : Hôpital Fishermen’s Memorial

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2131
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Ce dépliant explique à quoi s’attendre lors d’une visite au service des urgences (SU) de l’hôpital Fishermen's Memorial. On y traite de la capacité d’accueil de patients du SU, de ce qui se passe quand la capacité du SU est atteinte, des différents niveaux du triage et de la manière de fournir de la rétroaction. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2129, “Your Emergency Department Visit - Fishermen's Memorial Hospital”. This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit the…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
Your emergency department visit : Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medical services
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique à quoi s’attendre lors d’une visite au service des urgences (SU) de l’hôpital Fishermen's Memorial. On y traite de la capacité d’accueil de patients du SU, de ce qui se passe quand la capacité du SU est atteinte, des différents niveaux du triage et de la manière de fournir de la rétroaction.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2129, “Your Emergency Department Visit - Fishermen's Memorial Hospital”. This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit the Emergency Department (ED) at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Topics include what patient capacity is, what happens when the ED reaches patient capacity, triage levels, and how you can give feedback.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department Staff, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2131
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Votre visite au service d’urgence

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1851
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Cette brochure décrit ce à quoi vous pouvez vous attendre lorsque vous vous rendez à un service d'urgence de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Des renseignements sur le temps d'attente, les raisons pour lesquelles d'autres personnes pourraient voir un médecin avant vous, les niveaux de triage et d'autres options que le service d'urgence sont également présentés. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Your Emergency Department Visit" pamphlet 1845. This pamphlet describes what to …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care
Alternate Title
Your emergency department visit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medical services
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Cette brochure décrit ce à quoi vous pouvez vous attendre lorsque vous vous rendez à un service d'urgence de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Des renseignements sur le temps d'attente, les raisons pour lesquelles d'autres personnes pourraient voir un médecin avant vous, les niveaux de triage et d'autres options que le service d'urgence sont également présentés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Your Emergency Department Visit" pamphlet 1845. This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit one of Nova Scotia Health Authority's Emergency Departments. Information on how long you will wait, why other people might be seen ahead of you, triage levels, and options other than the Emergency Department is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
1851
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WSES Handbook of Mass Casualties Incidents Management

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Yoram Kluger, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Location
Online
This manual, written by world opinion leaders in the field, is designed to provide readily accessible, step-by-step guidance on all aspects of the management of mass casualty incidents. Readers will find a wealth of helpful practical suggestions as well as information on the latest relevant scientific advances and their implications. Globally, mass casualty incidents are becoming more frequent even in unexpected places. There is a need for a dependable manual suitable for use by all who must be…
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Other Authors
Kluger, Yoram
Coccolini, Federico
Catena, Fausto
Ansaloni, Luca
Other Authors
World Society of Emergency Surgery
Responsibility
Yoram Kluger, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 202 p.) : 50 illus., 35 illus. in color
Series Title
Hot topics in acute care surgery and trauma
ISBN
9783319923451
9783319923444 (Print ed.)
9783319923468 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2520-8284
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Emergency Service, Hospital
Disaster Medicine - organization & administration
Mass Casualty Incidents
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Abstract
This manual, written by world opinion leaders in the field, is designed to provide readily accessible, step-by-step guidance on all aspects of the management of mass casualty incidents. Readers will find a wealth of helpful practical suggestions as well as information on the latest relevant scientific advances and their implications. Globally, mass casualty incidents are becoming more frequent even in unexpected places. There is a need for a dependable manual suitable for use by all who must be prepared to face mass casualty incidents, including practicing physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and administrators. This book meets that need. It is the first practical manual to be devoted to the topic, and its portable format will allow it to be kept in the pocket at all times, ready for immediate consultation. The innovative nature of much of the content and the inclusion of up-to-date literature reviews ensure that the manual will remain relevant for years to come.
Contents
1. Mass Casualty Incident: Definitions and Current Reality -- 2. Managing a Medical Surge -- 3. Common Wounding Mechanisms and Injury Patterns -- 4. The Emergency Room During Mass Casualty Incidents -- 5. Triage and Clinical Evaluation in MCI -- 6. Providing Information During Mass Casualty Incidents: Information Center, Family-Centered Care and Media Coverage -- 7. Nurses and Nursing in Mass Casualties Incidents -- 8. Auxiliary Clinical Diagnostics -- 9. Conventional and Interventional Radiology in Mass Casualty Incidents -- 10. Operating Room (OR) Setup, Resource, and Demands -- 11. Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Resources and Demands -- 12. The Pediatric Patient in MCI -- 13. Definitive Care Phase of a Mass Casualty Incident -- 14. Preparedness to Non-conventional Incidents in the Civilian Medical Arena -- 15. Mass Casualties Management in Low-Income Countries -- 16. Mass Casualties Incident: Education, Simulation, and Training -- 17. Debriefing Session: The Process of Self-Evaluation -- 18. Ethics in Mass Casualty Incidents.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Online
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