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Absolute Hospital Medicine Review : An Intensive Question & Answer Guide

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Kevin Conrad, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This concise guide covers the evolution and expanding scope of hospital medicine and the variety of clinical, ethical and administrative situations a Hospitalist encounters. 500 questions on inpatient care, co-management of patients and hospital system management are provided with the goal of assessing clinical and academic competency. Questions feature actual cases with evidence-based solutions. Useful to physicians, house staff and advanced nurse practitioners, this up-to-date referenced lear…
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Conrad, Kevin
Responsibility
Kevin Conrad, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 205 p.)
ISBN
9783319237480
9783319237473 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Patient Care
Abstract
This concise guide covers the evolution and expanding scope of hospital medicine and the variety of clinical, ethical and administrative situations a Hospitalist encounters. 500 questions on inpatient care, co-management of patients and hospital system management are provided with the goal of assessing clinical and academic competency. Questions feature actual cases with evidence-based solutions. Useful to physicians, house staff and advanced nurse practitioners, this up-to-date referenced learning text encompasses all aspects of hospital care.
Contents
Inpatient Care -- Consultative and Co-Management -- Hospital Systems Management.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Problems and Exercises
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An Investigation Report on Large Public Hospital Reforms in China

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Lulu Zhang, Meina Li, Feng Ye, Tao Ding, Peng Kang. (1st ed.) --Singapore: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a comprehensive understanding of public hospital reform in China, which is a hot topic for China's new round of health sector reform. The authors use rich data from both health provider side and service user side and conduct a cross-sectional study in China with some comparative analysis between different locations. It provides the audience with a big picture of China's public hospital and other components of health system as well. The book reviews the main policy measurement…
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Zhang, Lulu
Other Authors
Li, Meina
Ye, Feng
Ding, Tao
Kang, Peng
Responsibility
Lulu Zhang, Meina Li, Feng Ye, Tao Ding, Peng Kang
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 188 p. : 23 illus., 18 illus. in color)
Series Title
Current Chinese Economic Report Series
ISBN
9789811000393
9789811000379 (print ed.)
ISSN
2194-7937
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform - statistics & numerical data
Health Care Surveys
Health Personnel - statistics & numerical data
Hospitals, Public - organization & administration
Patient Care - statistics & numerical data
Other Subjects
China
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive understanding of public hospital reform in China, which is a hot topic for China's new round of health sector reform. The authors use rich data from both health provider side and service user side and conduct a cross-sectional study in China with some comparative analysis between different locations. It provides the audience with a big picture of China's public hospital and other components of health system as well. The book reviews the main policy measurements in the public hospital reforms and evaluates how these policies influence public hospitals' practices, especially on hospital governance and internal management.
Contents
Part I. Pandect -- Background -- Chinese Public Hospital Reform Investigation -- Basic Information of the Survey of Large Public Hospital Reform -- Part II. Series Survey Reports of Large Public Hospital Reform -- Investigation on Public Welfare of Public Hospital -- Satisfaction Survey of Outpatients in Large Public Hospital -- Investigation of Health Seeking in Large Public Hospital Patients -- Research on Welfare of Doctors in Large Public Hospitals -- Study of Two-way referral of large public hospital -- The Survey of Multi-sited License in Major Public Hospitals -- Part III. Comparative Analysis of Basic Situation of Large Public Hospital Reform -- Comparative Analysis of Basic Situation of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Personnel Situation of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Medical Business Volume of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Service Efficiency of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Medical Quality of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Talents of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Research Situation of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Research Situation of Large Public Hospital between Beijing and Shanghai -- Comparative Analysis of Research Result with "the Fourth National Health Service Survey Report" -- Part IV. Conclusions -- Overall Assessment and Policy Recommendations.
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Celebrating health : the grand opening of the Halifax Infirmary

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QEII Health Sciences Centre. --Halifax, NS: QEII Health Sciences Centre , 1996.
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WX 28 DC2.2 .H2 Q3c 1996 DVD
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Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 28 DC2.2 .H2 Q3c 1996 DVD
Corporate Author
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Date of Publication
1996
Physical Description
1 DVD (12 min.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals - history - Nova Scotia
Other Subjects
QEII Health Sciences Centre. Halifax Infirmary
Notes
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 1996
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DVD
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Halifax Infirmary
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3 weeks
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Fundamentals of infection prevention and control : theory and practice

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Debbie Weston. (2nd ed.) --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell , c2013.
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Weston, Debbie
Responsibility
Debbie Weston
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (385 p.)
ISBN
9781118307717 (PDF ebook)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross Infection - prevention & control
Hospitals
Infection Control - methods
Contents
The burden of healthcare associated infections, old and new disease threats, and the prevention and control of infection in different health settings -- The role of the infection prevention and control team -- Audit and surveillance -- The investigation of clusters, periods of increased incidence and outbreaks -- Microbial classification and structure -- The collection and transportation of specimens -- The microbiology laboratory -- Understanding the immune system and the nature and pathogenesis of infection -- Sepsis -- Antibiotics and the problem of resistance -- Isolation and cohort nursing -- Hand hygiene -- Personal protective equipment (PPE) -- The safe use and disposal of sharps -- Cleaning -- The management of invasive devices, including the prevention of blood-stream infections -- The prevention and management of catheter-associated urinary tract infections -- The prevention and management of surgical site infections -- The prevention and management of hospital and community -acquired pneumonia -- Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) -- Tuberculosis -- Clostridium difficile -- Norovirus -- Blood borne viruses.
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Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment : The Next Frontier for Health Technology Assessment

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Laura Sampietro-Colom, Janet Martin, editors. --Cham: Adis , c2016.
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A timely work describing how localized hospital-based health technology assessment (HB-HTA) complements general, "arms-length" HTA agency efforts, and what has been the collective global impact of HB-HTA across the globe. While HB-HTA has gained significant momentum over the past few years, expertise in the field, and information on the operation and organization of HB-HTA, has been scattered. This book serves to bring this information together to inform those who are currently working in the f…
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Sampietro-Colom, Laura
Martin, Janet
Responsibility
Laura Sampietro-Colom, Janet Martin, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 397 pages) : 39 illus., 33 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319392059
9783319392035 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Internationality
Medical Informatics
Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Abstract
A timely work describing how localized hospital-based health technology assessment (HB-HTA) complements general, "arms-length" HTA agency efforts, and what has been the collective global impact of HB-HTA across the globe. While HB-HTA has gained significant momentum over the past few years, expertise in the field, and information on the operation and organization of HB-HTA, has been scattered. This book serves to bring this information together to inform those who are currently working in the field of HTA at the hospital, regional, national or global level. In addition, this book is intended for decision-makers and policy-makers with a stake in determining the uptake and decommissioning of new and established technologies in the hospital setting. HTA has traditionally been performed at the National/Regional level by HTA Agencies, typically linked to governments. Yet hospitals are the main entry door for most health technologies (HTs). Hospital decision-makers must undertake multiple high stakes investment and disinvestment decisions annually for innovative HTs, usually without adequate information. Despite the existence of arms-length HTA Agencies, inadequate information is available to hospital decision-makers either because relevant HTA reports are not yet released at the time of entry of new technologies to the field, or because even when the report exists, the information contained is insufficient to clarify the contextualized informational needs of hospital decision makers. Therefore, there has recently been a rising trend toward hospital-based HTA units and programs. These units/programs complement the work of National/Regional HTA Agencies by providing the key and relevant evidence needed by hospital decision makers in their specific hospital context, and within required decision-making timelines. The emergence of HB-HTA is creating a comprehensive HTA ecosystem across health care levels, which creates better bridges for knowledge translation through relevance and timeliness.
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- 1. Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment: The Next Frontier -- Part II: HB-HTA Case Studies from Around the Globe -- 2. Activity-Based HTA: Hospital-Based HTA Performed by Clinicians with Support and Quality Control, the Sahlgrenska University Hospital HTA-Centrum Experience (Sweden) -- 3. HTA Activities in Finnish Hospitals -- 4. Hospital-Based HTA in Denmark -- 5. Hospital-Based HTA at Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands: Welcome to Reality -- 6. Hospital-Based HTA in Three Spanish Hospitals -- 7. The “Comité d’Evaluation et de Diffusion des Innovations Technologiques” (CEDIT) in France -- 8. Hospital-Based HTA in Switzerland -- 9. The HTA and Innovation Unit at the A. Gemelli University Hospital (Italy) -- 10. Hospital-Based HTA in Turkey -- 11. The Evidence Decision Support Program Within the Surgery Strategic Clinical Network of Alberta Health Services in Canada -- 12. Hospital-Based HTA and Know4Go at MEDICI in London, Ontario, Canada -- 13. Technology Assessment at SickKids (TASK): A Health Technology Assessment Research Unit Devoted to Child Health in Canada -- 14. The Health Technology Assessment Unit (TAU) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) (Canada) -- 15. Hospital-Based HTA at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Canada) -- 16. The Health Technology Assessment Unit of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (Canada) -- 17. CHU de Québec–Université Laval: 10-Years’ Experience in Hospital-Based HTA (Canada) -- 18. The Penn Medicine Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Supporting the Quality, Safety, and Value of Patient Care Through Evidence-Based Practice at the Systems Level (USA) -- 19. Medical Technology Assessment at Kaiser Permanente: History and Description of Approach (USA) -- 20. The Role of Hospitals in HTA in Brazil -- 21. Hospital-Based HTA in Argentina: The Hospital Garrahan and Hospital El Cruce Experiences -- 22. HTA in a Public Hospital in South Africa -- 23. Hospital-Based HTA in a Public-Sector Tertiary Hospital in Singapore -- 24. Hospital-Based HTA in China -- 25. Hospital-Based HTA: The Australian Experience -- 26. Hospital-Based HTA in New Zealand -- Part III: Networks and Collaboration -- 27. Networks in Hospital-Based HTA -- Part IV: HB-HTA from Stakeholders Point of View -- 28. Hospital-Based HTA from Stakeholders’ Point of View: View from Hospital Stakeholders -- 29. Hospital-Based HTA from Stakeholders’ Point of View: View from Industry -- 30. Involving Patients in Hospital-Based HTA: Experiences, Approaches, and Future Directions -- 31. Clinician Perspectives on Hospital-Based HTA -- Part V: Lessons Learned -- 32. Hospital-Based HTA in 31 Organizations Worldwide: What Are the Lessons Learned? -- Part VI: Looking to the Future -- 33. Looking to the Future of Hospital-Based HTA: The Next Frontier.
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Hospital infection prevention : principles & practices

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Chand Wattal, Nancy Khardori, editors. --New Delhi: Springer India , c2014.
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The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding ofthe principles will change the practices from mandates to "shou…
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Wattal, Chand
Khardori, Nancy
Responsibility
Chand Wattal, Nancy Khardori, editors
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 177 pages)
ISBN
9788132216087 (electronic bk.)
9788132216070
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Infection Control Practitioners - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Nosocomial infections - Prevention
Infection Control - methods
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Cross Infection - prevention and control
Hospitals
Infection Control Practitioners - organization & administration
Abstract
The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding ofthe principles will change the practices from mandates to "should do" in the minds of health care professionals. This will lead to improvement inhealth care by preventing unintended harm to patients, co-workers and the communities at large.
Contents
1. The Mighty World of Microbes: An Overview -- 2. Vaccinations and Infection Prevention -- 3. Current Practices for Infection Prevention in the Hospital Settings -- 4. Hospital Infection Prevention Program -- 5. The Role of Microbiology Laboratory in Infection Prevention -- 6. Role of ntimicrobial Stewardship in Infection Prevention -- 7. A Four-Step Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship in India: Formulation of Antibiotic Policy -- 8. Role of Hospital Housekeeping and Materials Management Including Disinfection and Waste Management -- 9. Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment -- 10. Decontamination and Sterilization Procedures -- 11. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Intensive Care Units -- 12. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Operating Suite -- 13. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Maternity Wards -- 14. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Cancer Wards -- 15. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Dialysis Units -- 16. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Burn Units -- 17. Infection Prevention for Procedures in Wards.
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Infection Prevention : New Perspectives and Controversies

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Gonzalo Bearman, Silvia Munoz-Price, Daniel J. Morgan, Rekha K. Murthy, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book reviews evolving areas in infection prevention on topics including contact precautions, technology implementation, specific infections, and care in various settings. The book summarizes the current data on infection prevention, presents controversies on the various topics, and includes recommendations for patient safety. Addressing hot topics such as MRSA, C. difficile vaccination, mandatory flu vaccines, and CLABSI, this is the only text to include prevention and control overviews ac…
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Bearman, Gonzalo
Munoz-Price, Silvia
Morgan, Daniel J.
Murthy, Rekha K.
Responsibility
Gonzalo Bearman, Silvia Munoz-Price, Daniel J. Morgan, Rekha K. Murthy, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 315 p.) : 9 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319609805
9783319609782 (print ed.)
9783319609799 (print ed.)
9783319869759 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross Infection - prevention & control
Hospitals
Infection Control - methods
Specialty
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This book reviews evolving areas in infection prevention on topics including contact precautions, technology implementation, specific infections, and care in various settings. The book summarizes the current data on infection prevention, presents controversies on the various topics, and includes recommendations for patient safety. Addressing hot topics such as MRSA, C. difficile vaccination, mandatory flu vaccines, and CLABSI, this is the only text to include prevention and control overviews across a range of infection issues. Written by experts in the field, this book contains 32 chapters that educates and presents the most cutting-edge models of care on emerging and evolving topics in infectious diseases. Infection Prevention: New Perspectives and Controversies is a valuable resource for infection prevention professionals, healthcare quality and safety professionals, caring for patients in in- and outpatient settings.
Contents
HAI Controversies: Contact Precautions -- Hand Hygiene Monitoring Technologies: Implementation and Outcomes -- Universal Glove and Gown Use for the Prevention of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) -- Isolation Precautions for Visitors to Healthcare Settings -- Bacterial Contamination of the Anesthesia Work Area: Hands, Patients, and Things -- Infection Control in the Outpatient Setting -- New Technologies for Infection Prevention -- What is the Role of Mobile No-touch Disinfection Technology in Optimizing Healthcare Environmental Hygiene? -- Universal MRSA/Staphylococcal Decolonization for Hospitalized Patients -- Staphylococcal Decolonization in Surgery Patients -- The Surgical Care Improvement Project Redux: Should CMS Revive Process of Care Measures for Prevention of Surgical Site Infections? -- Healthcare Worker Apparel and Infection Prevention -- Antimicrobial Textiles and Infection Prevention: Clothes and Inanimate Environment -- Multidrug Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli - Infection Prevention Considerations -- Active Surveillance Cultures for MRSA, VRE, Multidrug Resistant Gram-negatives -- C. difficile Microbiome Manipulation -- Air Contamination in the Hospital Environment -- Vertical Versus Horizontal Infection Control Interventions -- The Role of the Hospital Epidemiologist -- Whole Genome Sequencing for Outbreak Investigation -- Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Preparedness -- Probiotics and Infection Prevention -- Animals in Healthcare Settings -- Decolonization in Infection Control of Gram-negative Bacilli -- Testing Water for Legionella Prevention -- The Importance of C. difficile Colonization on Infection Prevention -- Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel -- Controversies in Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance -- Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing Outside the Intensive Care Unit -- Airborne Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment: The Powered Air-Purifying Respirator-Only Approach -- Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Is Training Necessary? -- Rapid Diagnostics in Infection Prevention.
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Joint Commission international accreditation standards for hospitals

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(7th ed.) --Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources , 2021.
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Edition
7th ed.
Place of Publication
Oak Brook, IL
Publisher
Joint Commission Resources
Date of Publication
2021
ISBN
9781635851496
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals, General - standards
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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Long-Term Forensic Psychiatric Care : Clinical, Ethical and Legal Challenges

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Birgit Völlm, Peter Braun, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides an overview of forensic psychiatry, focusing on the provision of care in Europe as well as the legal and ethical challenges posed by long-term stays in forensic settings. Forensic psychiatric services provide care and treatment for mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) in secure in-patient facilities as well as in the community. These services are high-cost/low-volume services; they pose significant restrictions on patients and hence raise considerable ethical challenges. Ther…
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Völlm, Birgit
Braun, Peter
Responsibility
Birgit Völlm, Peter Braun, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 343 p.) : 15 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030125943
9783030125936 (Print ed.)
9783030125950 (Print ed.)
9783030125967 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Forensic Psychiatry
Hospitals, Psychiatric
Long-Term Care - ethics
Patients - psychology
Prisoners - psychology
Other Subjects
Europe
Specialty
Forensic Sciences
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book provides an overview of forensic psychiatry, focusing on the provision of care in Europe as well as the legal and ethical challenges posed by long-term stays in forensic settings. Forensic psychiatric services provide care and treatment for mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) in secure in-patient facilities as well as in the community. These services are high-cost/low-volume services; they pose significant restrictions on patients and hence raise considerable ethical challenges. There is no agreed-upon standard for length of stay (LoS) in secure settings and patients’ detainment periods vary considerably across countries and even within the same jurisdiction. Thus far, little research has been conducted to identify factors associated with length of stay; consequently, it remains unclear how services should be configured to meet the needs of this patient group. This volume fills some of those gaps. Furthermore, it presents new research on factors associated with length of stay, both patient-related and organisational. Various approaches to the provision of care for long-term patients in different countries are explored, including a few best practise examples in this specific area of psychiatry. The book also addresses the perspective of those working in forensic care by reviewing quality-of-life research and interviews with patients. The authors of this volume come from a range of professional backgrounds, ensuring a certain breadth and depth in the topic discussion, and even includes patients themselves as (co-)authors.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. The Context -- 2. Asylums and Deinstitutionalization: The Penrose Hypothesis in the Twenty-First Century -- 3. Challenges in Comparing Health-Care Systems Across Different Countries -- 4. Long Stay in Europe: A Systems-Oriented Approach -- 5. Ethical Aspects of Long-Stay Forensic Psychiatric Care -- 6. Prevalence and Characteristics of Long-Stay Patients: Results from a Study in England -- Part II. Clinical Aspects of Long-Stay -- 7. Recovery and Strength-Based Practice in Long-Term Forensic Psychiatry -- 8. How to Measure Progress in Forensic Care -- 9. Enhancing Protective Factors in the Management of Violence Risk in Long-Term Psychiatric Care -- 10. Quality of Life in Long-Term Clinical Forensic Psychiatry -- 11. Occupational Therapy with Long-Stay Service Users -- 12. Challenges in the Treatment of Sex Offenders -- 13. Long-Stay and Ageing -- 14. The Experience of Long-Stay in Secure Psychiatric Hospitals in the UK: The Patient Perspective -- 15. Forensic Carers and Secure Inpatient Services -- Part III. Service Models and Alternative Provision -- 16. Long-Term Forensic Psychiatric Care: The Dutch Perspective -- 17. Long-Stay Services in German Forensic Settings -- 18. Forensic Psychiatric Care in Belgium -- 19. Challenges in the Provision of Forensic Services in the Baltic States -- 20. Complementary Model of Long-Term Care in Poland as a Result of the Political Transformation, Law Reform and Service Changes in Forensic Psychiatry -- 21. History and Organization of Long-Stay Forensic Care in Croatia -- 22. The Closure of Forensic Psychiatric Institutions in Italy -- 23. Attitudinal and Organisational Barriers to the Introduction of Long-Stay Services.
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The Modern Hospital : Patients Centered, Disease Based, Research Oriented, Technology Driven

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Rifat Latifi, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the modern hospital and serves as a valuable resource for hospital administrators, clinicians, surgeons, nurses, researchers, and the public who has an interest in the hospital as an industry. Early sections discuss the transformation of hospitals over the centuries, the new medical world order, the concept of the modern hospital, the academic mission of the modern hospital, and the economics of modern healthcare. The text also addresses the nine spe…
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Latifi, Rifat
Responsibility
Rifat Latifi, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 465 p.) : 75 illus.
ISBN
9783030013943
9783030013936 (Print ed.)
9783030013950 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Administration
Hospitals
Hospital Administration
Hospital Departments - organization & administration
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Hospital Administration
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive review of the modern hospital and serves as a valuable resource for hospital administrators, clinicians, surgeons, nurses, researchers, and the public who has an interest in the hospital as an industry. Early sections discuss the transformation of hospitals over the centuries, the new medical world order, the concept of the modern hospital, the academic mission of the modern hospital, and the economics of modern healthcare. The text also addresses the nine specific elements of hospital modernization, including the organization of new emergency departments, the trauma room, hybrid operating rooms, intensive care units, radiology, pharmaceutical, nutritional and, finally, patient and public relation services as essential aspects of every modern hospital. These nine elements reflect the most important and most visible indicators of modernization and transformation of the modern hospital. Lastly, this book examines the team approach as an essential component of embracing the new hospital transformation as well as specific perspectives on the modern hospital, such as perspectives of nurses, physicians, surgeons, and hospital administrators. All chapters are written by practicing experts in their fields and include the most current scientific and clinical information. The Modern Hospital: Patients Centered, Disease Based, Research Oriented, Technology Driven provides an all-inclusive review of the hospital industry and is a valuable resource for administrators, clinicians, surgeons, nurses, and researchers.
Contents
The New Medical World Order: Not so flat -- Five Transformative Episodes in the History of the American Hospital -- Hospital and Healthcare Transformation over the Last few Decades -- Navigating and Rebuilding Academic Health Systems (AHS) -- Academic Mission of the New Hospital: More Than Just the Bottom Line -- The Role of the Hospital in the Healthcare System -- Can Hospitals Advance Health Equity in the United States? The Influence of Technology, Economics and Policy -- The Tall Order of the Modern Hospital: Balancing Patient Care with Economics and Academic Missions. Administrator's Perspective -- The Modern Hospital: Patient Centered, Science Based -- Modern Hospitals, Airports, Surgeons, and Pilots: What do they have in Common? -- Disease-oriented Regionalization Approach: Quality of Care and Volume Above All -- Volume, Quality and Research of the Modern Hospital: The Survivable Strategy -- Precision Medicine: Disruptive Technology in the Modern Hospital -- Nanotechnology: Managing Molecules for Modern Medicine -- Advanced Technologies: Paperless Hospital, the Cost and the Benefits -- Newer does not Necessarily Mean Better -- The Winning Team: Science, Knowledge, Industry and Information -- Modern Hospital training Grounds- Dealing with Resident Issues in New Era -- Healthcare Provider-centered: Ergonomics of Movement and Functionality -- Ergonomics in Minimal Access Surgery -- Emergency Department of the New Era -- Trauma Room: “A Minute Man” Operating room -- Managing the Chaos Using Technologies -- Acute Care Surgical Services: return to Traditional Surgery as Back Bone of the Modern Hospital -- Ambulatory Surgery Services: Changing the Paradigm of Surgical Practice -- Cardiac Surgery in the Modern Hospital -- Transplant Services – The Surgery is the Least of It -- The Imaging Department of the Modern Hospital -- Intensive Care Unit Model of Modern Hospital: Genomically Oriented, Biology Based -- Surgeon of the Modern Hospital -- The Solo Surgeon in the Modern Hospital -- The Role of Hospitalists in a New Hospital: Physician’s Perspective -- The Nurse in the Modern Hospital -- Wound Healing: Proof-of-Principle Model for the Modern Hospital- Patient Stratification, Prediction, Prevention and Personalisation of Treatment -- Home Healthcare Services as an Extension of Intensive Care Unit -- The Hospital of the Future-Evidence Based, Data Driven -- Embracing the New Transformation Through Team Approach -- Patient-Centered Care: Making the Modern Hospital Truly Modern -- The Architecture of New Hospitals: Complex, Yet Simple and Beautiful -- Patient's Perception is the New Reality: The intersection of multiple stakeholders and their experience and perception of your organization and why it matters -- Surgical Volunteerism as an Extension of Modern Hospital: Serving one Patient at a time and Building Bridges -- The Human Cost of Modern Hospital and Healthcare.
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Risk Management in Medicine

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Walter Merkle, editor. (1st ed.) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2016.
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To err is human, yet nobody wants to accept this fact. This is especially true in medicine! This book focuses on how human failures can be avoided in the medical context. Experts from different disciplines discuss the underlying causes of such failures and explain the techniques required to reduce their frequency. The principles of risk management are clearly described, and lessons to be drawn from risk management in other sectors, such as aviation, are identified. Detailed consideration is giv…
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Merkle, Walter
Responsibility
Walter Merkle, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 159 p. : 23 illus., 18 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662474075
9783662474068 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Patient Harm - prevention & control
Risk Management - methods
Abstract
To err is human, yet nobody wants to accept this fact. This is especially true in medicine! This book focuses on how human failures can be avoided in the medical context. Experts from different disciplines discuss the underlying causes of such failures and explain the techniques required to reduce their frequency. The principles of risk management are clearly described, and lessons to be drawn from risk management in other sectors, such as aviation, are identified. Detailed consideration is given to all relevant risk management systems and tools, including Crew Resource Management (CRM), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Critical Incident Reporting System (CIRS), Team Time Out (TTO), and Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS). International legal experts discuss aspects of law relevant to risk management in medicine in the United States and Europe, and careful attention is also paid to economic factors, bearing in mind that risk management saves not only lives but also huge amounts of money. This book will be of value to all individuals, organizations, and authorities concerned with effective implementation of risk management in hospitals, including doctors, hospital administrators, insurance companies, and government departments.
Contents
1. Why We Do Wrong Although We Want to Do Right -- 2. Current View of German Authorities (State Chamber of Physicians) -- 3. Human Behavior in the Execution of Tasks: Influencing Factors of Decision-Making -- 4. Successful Strategies to Detect and Avoid Failures -- 5. From Theory to Practice: Risk Management in Hands-On Flight Operations -- 6. How to Perform Risk Management -- 7. Hospital Risk Management and the U.S. Legal System: An Introduction to U.S. Medical Malpractice Tort Law -- 8. Systemic Coaching of Staff as Risk Management Tool -- 9. CIRS in a Hospital Group -- 10. OTAS -- 11. FMEA -- 12. Team-Time-Out: Before It’s Too Late -- 13. Peer Review Procedures in Medicine -- 14. Crew Resource Management (CRM) -- 15. Medical Law Aspects: Germany --- 16. Hospital Law in Germany and Europe -- 17. Medical Risk Management in the United States -- 18. Insurance Problems -- 19. Implementation of Risk Management in Hospitals -- 20. Economic Aspects of Risk Management: Introduction to RM and CIRS in Hospital as an Economic Task Based on a Practical Example -- 21. First EN Set of Regulations for Healthcare Services.
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e-Book
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A Space of Their Own : The Archaeology of Nineteenth Century Lunatic Asylums in Britain, South Australia and Tasmania

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Susan Piddock. --New York, NY: Springer , c2007.
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The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of n…
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Author
Piddock, Susan
Responsibility
Susan Piddock
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 265 p. : ill., maps, plans)
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
ISBN
9780387733869
9780387733852 (print ed.)
ISSN
1574-0439
Subjects (MeSH)
Archaeology
History of Medicine
Hospital Design and Construction - history
Hospitals, Psychiatric - history
Other Subjects
South Australia
Tasmania
United Kingdom
Abstract
The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of new treatments for insanity based on moral therapy and non-restraint, and an increasing social awareness of the conditions in which the insane were being kept led to a new focus on the provisions made for the insane in "madhouses", lunatic asylums and hospitals. In response to this new focus those interested in the reform of these places and the new treatment regimes began to describe what lunatic asylums should be if they were going to bring the insane back to sanity. In this book a new methodology is developed using these descriptions as the basis of a series of "ideal" asylum models. A comparison of these "ideal" asylums to the lunatic asylums built in England, South Australia and Tasmania allows us to enter the world of the nineteenth century asylum, and to understand the effects of achieving or failing to achieve the "ideal" asylum on life within these places. Through the case studies of England, South Australia, and Tasmania, this book seeks to identify the forces at work within each society that led to the particular provisions being made for the insane in each place. It will be argued that the adoption of the "ideal" asylum features can be directly related to a number of key factors, these were: access to a pool of knowledge about lunatic asylum design; economic constraints; the treatment mode adopted; and social perceptions of who was to be accommodated in the asylum: paupers, the middle class, the higher class, or convicts.
Contents
A Space of Their Own -- The Archaeology of Institutions -- The Archaeology of Lunatic Asylums -- The Changing Face of Insanity and Rise of the Institution -- Constructing the "Ideal" -- The British Lunatic Asylum: Ideals and Realities -- South Australia and the "Ideal" Lunatic Asylum -- Tasmania and the "Ideal" Asylum -- The "Ideal" Asylum: A World of Difference -- Conclusion: Archaeology and Lunatic Asylums -- Appendices.
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