Effective leadership is critical to ensuring safety, efficiency and maximum productivity in the operating room (OR). This practical, evidence-based book unpicks the dynamics of a successful OR environment to underline the key techniques for management of policies, systems, staff members and teams. Fully updated to include recent clinical guidelines, the book provides the 'A-Z' of OR management, including sections on metrics, scheduling, human resource management, leadership principles, economics, quality assurance, recovery and ambulatory practice. New chapters include future healthcare models, emergency preparedness and budgets amongst other topics. Written by authors with unrivalled experience in the field, chapters are laid out in an easy and clinically helpful format to assist learning, and real-life case studies cover seventy-three different clinically relevant pain topics. This book is an essential guide for anyone working in the OR including anaesthesiologists, surgeons, nurses, and administrators.
"Effective management of the OR is critical in all clinical settings, where ensuring that policies, systems, staff members and teams are efficient, safe and cost-effective is paramount. Operating Room Leadership and Management is a comprehensive resource for physicians and administrators involved in the day-to-day management of operating rooms in a hospital setting or smaller-scale facilities. Topics include: OR metrics, Scheduling, Human resource management, Leadership, Economics, IT management, Quality assurance, Recovery. This practical, evidence-based text is written by leaders in the field of OR management and is relevant to medical directors, administrators and managing physicians. Specific nursing considerations, preoperative patient evaluation, financial performance measures and pain clinic management are also discussed in detail. Operating Room Leadership and Management enables all OR managers to improve the efficiency and performance of their operating rooms"--Provided by publisher.
Comprehensive Guide to Education in Anesthesia is the first single-source volume on the current practice of teaching and learning in this specialty which has long been at the forefront of innovation in medical education. It is edited by one of the great anesthesiology educators in the United States and brings together contributions from leading educators from across the US covering all aspects of anesthesiology education, from medical school and post-graduate training to board certification and continuing medical education. Topics include best educational practices, closed claim analysis, giving feedback to superiors, residency and fellowship training and requirements, maintenance of certification, the role of simulation, interacting with other specialties, community and global outreach, and more. The book conveys the unique nature of the specialty and is aimed at medical students contemplating a career in anesthesiology, residents and fellows, educators, and administrators.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS 2014, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in December 2014. The 21 full papers and 8 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 79 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: agent-based models, trust and reputation; coordination, coalitions and teamwork; logic and formal approaches; theories in practice and real-world problems; decision making, conflicts and agreements.
Designed for the management and development of professional nurses, this text provides management concepts and theories, giving professional administrators theoretical and practical knowledge, enabling them to maintain morale, motivation, and productivity. Organized around the four management functions of Planning, Organizing, Leadership, and Evaluation, it includes new chapters on total quality management, the theory of human resource development, and collective bargaining. Additionally, content has been added to include recommendations from the work of the Institute of Medicine and the Magnet Appraisal process.
This book encompasses the theoretical and practical aspects of surgical ethics, with a focus on the application of ethical standards to everyday surgical practice and the resolution of ethical conflicts in the surgical arena. It provides surgeons (both prospective and practicing) in the different surgical fields with deep, practical insights into the topic. A 21st century surgeon requires complete competence (superb clinical skills, expert surgical decision-making and outstanding performance and technical skills) as well as solid ethical values. Ethics are placed at the core of surgical professionalism, so surgeons must be not only proficient and expert but also ethically and morally reliable. Surgical decision-making can be considered as a two-step process: the “how to treat” aspect is a matter of surgical science, while “why to treat” issues are a matter of surgical ethics and are based on ethical principles. As such, every surgeon should have a moral compass to guide his or her actions, always placing the welfare and rights of the patients above their own. The book provides invaluable background and insights for solving the ethical conflicts surgeons around the globe encounter in their daily practice. Each chapter will also include features such as key point summaries in the beginning of the chapters, explanatory boxes, a glossary and suggested readings. Surgical Ethics - Principles and Practice is an authoritative work in the field designed for experienced surgeons, surgical residents, and fellows, all of whom are confronted with ethics issues and conflicts in practice.
This text helps the new graduate make the transition to professional nursing practice. Focus is on the staff nurse as a vital member of the healthcare team and manager of patient care, with material on leadership and communication skills, time management, dealing with conflicts, and work-related stress and burnout. Career issues such as nursing practice and the law, ethics, education, and professional organizations are also addressed. There are appendices of guidelines and standards. This second edition contains a new chapter on delegation, and updated material on workplace issues such as latex allergies, needlestick injuries, and back injuries. c. Book News Inc.
This is a practical guide to the use of simulation in pediatric training and evaluation, including all subspecialty areas. It covers scenario building, debriefing and feedback, and it discusses the use of simulation for different purposes: education, crisis resource management and interdisciplinary team training, competency assessment, patient safety and systems integration. Readers are introduced to the different simulation modalities and technologies and guided on the use of simulation with a variety of learners, including medical students, residents, practicing pediatricians, and health-related professionals. Separate chapters on each pediatric subspecialty provide practical advice and strategies to allow readers to integrate simulation into existing curriculum. Pediatric subspecialties covered include: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Transport Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesia, and Pediatric Surgery amongst many others. Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation PEDIATRICS Edition is a volume in the series, Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation. The series is designed to complement Levine et al., eds., The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation by providing short, focused volumes on the use of simulation in a single specialty or on a specific simulation topic, and emphasizing practical considerations and guidance.
Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room is a comprehensive, up-to-date textbook that covers all aspects of anesthesia care in OOR settings, from financial considerations to anesthetic techniques to quality assurance. With increasing numbers of procedures such as cardiac catheterization and imaging taking place outside of the main OR, anesthesia providers as well as non-anesthesia members of the patient care team will find this book critical to their understanding of the principles of anesthesia care in unique settings which may have limited physical resources. The book includes chapters on patient monitoring techniques, pre-procedure evaluation and post-procedure care, and procedural sedation performed by non-anesthesia providers. Its authors address problems of anesthesia that have unique answers in OOR settings, such as patient transport and cardiac arrest, and discuss technological progress and considerations for the future. The text also covers surgical procedures and anesthetic considerations by procedure location, such as radiology, infertility clinics, field and military environments, and pediatric settings, among many others Select guidelines from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) are provided as well. Edited by the senior faculty from Harvard Medical School and with contributions from other academic institutions, Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room provides a unique and convenient compendium of expertise and experience.