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- Achieving patient (aka customer) experience excellence lessons from a successful cultural transformation in a hospital 2014, CRCnetBASE1. Begin to spark -- 2. Personalize to motivate -- 3. Serve to lead -- 4. Connect to engage -- 5. Fail then account -- 6. Succeed then recognize -- 7. Inject fun to release pressure -- 8. Measure to coach -- 9. Action program spirit to achieve excellence -- 10. Get help to be independent.
- Section I General Considerations of Hospital Infections -- 1. Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections / Belinda Ostrowsky -- 2. The Healthcare Epidemiologist / Bryan P. Simmons -- 3. Hand Hygiene / Didier Pittet -- 4. Occupational Health Services / Elizabeth A. Bolyard -- 5. The Development of Infection Surveillance and Prevention Programs / Keith F. Woeltje -- 6. Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections / Robert P. Gaynes -- 7. The Use of Prevalence Surveys for Healthcare-Associated Infections Surveillance / Bruno P. Coignard -- 8. Investigating Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections / William R. Jarvis -- 9. Epidemiologic Methods for Investigating Infections in the Healthcare Setting / Ebbing Lautenbach -- 10. Use of Computerized Systems in Healthcare Epidemiology / Keith F. Woeltje -- 11. The Role of the Laboratory in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections / Daniel J. Diekema -- 12. The Practice of Epidemiology in Community Hospitals / August J. Valenti -- 13. The Role of Professional, Governmental, and Regulatory Organizations in Infection Prevention and Control / Tammy S. Lundstrom -- 14. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Programmatic Efforts to Optimize Antimicrobial Use / William R. Jarvis -- 15. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Epidemiology and Control / Mary K. Hayden -- 16. Molecular Biology of Resistance: A Brief History of Resistance Mechanisms and the Discovery of Gene Transfer / Robert A. Bonomo -- 17. Economic Evaluation of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Infection-Control and Antimicrobial-Stewardship Interventions / Sara E. Cosgrove -- 18. Epidemiology and Control of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in Limited-Resource Settings / Victor D. Rosenthal -- Section II Functional Areas of Concern -- 19. The Inanimate Environment / John M. Boyce -- 20. Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities / David J. Weber -- 21. Foodborne Disease Prevention in Healthcare Facilities / Susan Springthorpe -- 22. Clinical Laboratory---Acquired Infections / L. Barth Reller -- 23. Dialysis-Associated Complications and Their Control / Priti R. Patel -- 24. The Intensive Care Unit, Part A: HAI Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Surveillance, Engineering and Administrative Infection Control Practices, and Impact / Stephan A. Harbarth -- 25. The Intensive Care Unit, Part B: Antibiotic Resistance and Prevention of CVC-BSIs, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, and C. difficile / Dennis G. Maki -- 26. The Newborn Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit / Nalini Singh -- 27. The Perioperative Suite / Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson -- 28. Ambulatory Care Settings / Kathleen H. Petersen -- 29. Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities / Chesley L. Richards Jr. -- Section III Endemic and Epidemic Hospital Infections -- 30. Incidence and Nature of Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections / William R. Jarvis -- 31. Urinary Tract Infections / Carol E. Chenoweth -- 32. Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia / Henri Balaguera -- 33. Nosocomial Tuberculosis / Faiz Ahmad Khan -- 34. Infectious Gastroenteritis / Benjamin A. Lopman -- 35. Central Nervous System Infections / W. Michael Scheld -- 36. Surgical Site Infections / Keith S. Kaye -- 37. Infections of Burn Wounds / Basil A. Pruitt, Jr. -- 38. Infections due to Infusion Therapy / Leonard A. Mermel -- 39. Infections of Implantable Cardiac and Vascular Devices / Raymond Y. Chinn -- 40. Infections in Skeletal Prosthesis and Allografts / Daniel P. Lew -- 41. The Importance of Infection Control in Controlling Antimicrobial-Resistant Organisms / Barry M. Farr -- 42. Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Viral Infections / Janice Lo -- 43. Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare Setting / David K. Henderson -- 44. Healthcare-Associated Fungal Infections / Benjamin J. Park -- 45. Healthcare-Associated Infections in Transplant Recipients / Kent Sepkowitz -- 46. Miscellaneous Procedure-Related Infections / Robert A. Weinstein -- 47. Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates / Michael P. Stevens -- 48. Patient Safety / Moi Lin Ling.
- "This book presents the first evidence-based casebook for hospitalists and other hospital-based physicians, associated staff, and trainees. Each clinical chapter concludes with practical "pearls" for application to the user's own practice, while a free CD contains all images and case summaries in PowerPoint files. Based on and expanded from the wildly popular Clinical Care Conundrum (CCC) series in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, this attractive new volume combines high-quality images and text to form an indispensable reference and study text for the wards or the classroom"--Provided by publisher.
- Comprehensive hospital medicine an evidence based approach 2007, ClinicalKeyNationally recognized experts equip the reader with practical, actionable guidance on all of the challenges faced every day in hospital medicine, making it easier to provide optimal care for every patient in an efficiently managed unit.
- Comprehensive pediatric hospital medicine 2007, ClinicalKey1. What is a Hospitalist? -- 2. Pediatric Hospitalists: Efficiency and Quality of Care -- 3. Hospitalist Models of Care: Organization and Compensation -- 4. Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction -- 5. Patient Safety and Medical Errors in Pediatric Hospitals -- 6. Infection Control for Pediatric Hospitals -- 7. Evidence-Based Medicine -- 8. Clinical Practice Guidelines -- 9. Approach to the Hospitalized Patient and Family -- 10. Hospitalist as Patient Advocate -- 11. Spiritual Care of the Hospitalized Child and Family -- 12. Pediatric Palliative, End-of-Life, and Bereavement Care -- 13. Transitions of Care in Hospitalized Children -- 14. Medical Consultation and Co-management -- 15. Transport Medicine for Hospitalists -- 16. Finances -- 17. Discharge planning, follow-up, payer relations, utilization management, home care -- 18. Ethics -- 19. Legal Issues: risk management, malpractice -- 20. Clinical Research -- 21. Protection of Patients, Research Subjects, and Confidentiality / IRBs and HIPPA -- 22. Medical Education; Inpatient Medical Education -- 23. Professional Organizations -- 24. Future Development of the Field -- 25. Abdominal Mass -- 26. Abdominal Pain -- 27. Acidosis -- 28. Altered Mental Status -- 29. Chest Pain -- 30. Cyanosis -- 31. Diarrhea -- 32. FTT -- 33. Fever -- 34. GI Bleeding -- 35. Hypertension -- 36. Hypoglycemia -- 37. Hyoptension/ Shock -- 38. Hypoxemia -- 39. Irritability/Intractable Crying -- 40. Limp/Joint Swelling -- 41. Lymphandenopathy/Adenitis -- 42. Mouth Pain/Lesions -- 43. Neck Pain -- 44. Petechiae/Purpura -- 45. Respiratory Distress (Wheezing, Stridor, SOB, Cough, Tachypnea) -- 46. Syncope -- 47. Vomiting -- 48. Delivery room medicine (NALS, premies, Apgars) -- 49. Term newborn (newborn screen, hips, hearing, hep B) -- 50. Birth Injury -- 51. Congenital anomalies -- 52. Respiratory Distress/TTN -- 53. Congenital and Perinatal Infections/Sepsis -- 54. Hypoglycemia, IDM -- 55. Hyperbilirubinemia -- 56. Neonatal abstinence/withdrawal -- 57. Dehydration -- 58. Electrolyte abnormalities (Na, K, Ca, Mg) -- 59. Antimicrobial Agents -- 60. Fever -- 61. FUO -- 62. Fever and Rash -- 63. CNS Infections -- 64. URTI -- 65. Neck and Oral Cavity Infections -- 66. Middle RTI and Bronchiolitis -- 67. Pneumonia -- 68. GI Infections -- 69. UTI -- 70. Bone, Joint, Soft-Tissue Infections -- 71. Catheter-related infections -- 72. HIV -- 73. Immunocompromised host -- 74. Apnea, ALTE, OSA -- 75. Asthma -- 76. Aspiration -- 77. BPD -- 78. Cystic Fibrosis -- 79. Airway Foreign Body -- 80. PFTs, and other tests of resp physiology -- 81. The Cardiac Exam -- 82. Approach to ECGs -- 83. Congenital Heart Disease -- 84. Endocarditis -- 85. Myocarditis/Cardiomyopathies -- 86. Pericarditis -- 87. Acute Rheumatic Fever -- 88. Diabetes Mellitus -- 89. Thyroid Disorders -- 90. Hypopituitarism/DI -- 91. Disorders of Calcium Metabolism -- 92. Adrenal Disorders -- 93. Biliary Disease -- 94. Constipation/encopresis -- 95. Gastritis and Ulcer Disease -- 96. Gastric emptying disorders -- 97. Hepatic Disorders -- 98. Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 99. Malnutrition -- 100. Pancreatitis -- 101. Feeding Issues -- 102. Kawasaki Disease -- 103. Henoch Schonlein Purpura -- 104. Juvenile Dermatomyositis -- 105. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 106. Postinfectious Arthridites -- 107. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -- 108. Acute renal failure -- 109. Chronic renal insufficiency/failure -- 110. Glomerulonephritis -- 111. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome -- 112. Interstitial Nephritis -- 113. Nephrotic Syndrome -- 114. Renal Tubular Acidosis -- 115. Renal Vein Thrombosis -- 116. Anemia -- 117. Sickle Cell Anemia -- 118. Neutropenia -- 119. Thrombocytopenia -- 120. Disorders of Coagulation and Thrombosis -- 121. Transfusion Medicine and Blood Products -- 122. Emergencies -- 123. Initial care/management of common tumors -- 124. Fever and neutropenia, other complications of chemotherapy/radiation -- 125. Issues surrounding bone marrow transplant patients (GVHD) -- 126. Seizure disorders and status epilepticus -- 127. Headache -- 128. Weakness/hypotonia -- 129. Stroke and aneurysms -- 130. Common chromosomal disorders -- 131. Hyperammonemia (urea cycle defects) -- 132. Hypoglycemia -- 133. Metabolic acidosis -- 134. Anaphylaxis -- 135. Medication allergies and desensitization -- 136. Immunodeficiencies -- 137. IVIG -- 138. Gen: obstruction -- 139. Gen :abdominal Pain/Acute Abd -- 140. Gen: hernias -- 141. Gen: trauma -- 142. ENT -- 143. Neurosurgery -- 144. Ophtho -- 145. Orthopedics -- 146. Plastics: burns -- 147. Thoracic: Pneumothorax, Pneumomediastinum, Chest tubes -- 148. Urology -- 149. Physical Exam Findings: lumps and bumps -- 150. Purpura -- 151. Vesicles and Bullae -- 152. Psoriasis -- 153. Vascular Anomalies -- 154. Scabies and Lice -- 155. Atopic Dermatitis -- 156. Cellulitis and Erysipelas -- 157. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome -- 158. Ecthyma Gangrenosum -- 159. Drug-associated Skin Rashes -- 160. Erythema Mulitforme -- 161. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis -- 162. Skin Diseases in Immunosuppressed Hosts -- 163. Erythrodermolysis Bullosa -- 164. Transplacentally Acquired Dermatoses of the Newborn -- 165. Depression -- 166. Suicide -- 167. Somataform disorders, diff dx of depression in hospitalized children -- 168. Agitation in hospitalized children -- 169. New onset psychosis -- 170. Eating Disorders -- 171. Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- 172. Menstrual Disorders: DUB, Amenorrhea, Menorrhagia -- 173. Shaken baby syndrome -- 174. Use of imaging/testing ₆ skeletal survey, ophtho exam, CT -- 175. Injuries, signs/symptoms concerning for non-accidental trauma -- 176. Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome -- 177. Legal issues -- 178. Stabilization of poisoned patients -- 179. OTC and Diabetic Agents -- 180. Chemical Exposures -- 181. Lead and other metals, Chelation -- 182. Drugs of Abuse -- 183. Withdrawal syndromes -- 184. Burns, Smoke Inhalation, Carbon Monoxide -- 185. Heat Disorders -- 186. Hypothermia, Cold Disorders -- 187. Drowning, Near Drowning -- 188. Animal Bites, Rabies, Human Bites -- 189. Envenomations -- 190. Infant Botulism -- 191. Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Terrorism -- 192. Introduction: Definitions -- 193. Special approach to Complex Care Children -- 194. Common reasons for admission -- 195. Technology: enterostomy tubes, vascular access, shunts -- 196. DNR and other special issues -- 197. Sedation and Pain Management -- 198. Patient Preparation for Imaging -- 199. LP -- 200. Cath urine -- 201. ABG -- 202. IV -- 203. intraosseous -- 204. CVL -- 205. UAL, UVL -- 206. Phlebotomy -- 207. Trach change -- 208. Intubation -- 209. Noninvasive Ventilation -- 210. Thoracentesis -- 211. Paracentesis -- 212. Arthrocentesis -- 213. VP shunt check -- 214. VP tap -- 215. Gross/Fine Motor, Social, Language.
- Doctors in transition the socialization and bioethics of the first-year attending Lane Catalog recordPrint Material"When physicians complete their training, they are given a title of "attending" and given full authority to care for patients. Many researchers assume their training process is complete. However, through a sociological ethnographic study of first-year attending at a prestigious pediatric hospital, many unresolved issues emerge: developing a style of doctoring, acquiring an authoritative role, dealing with professional uncertainty, malpractice, balancing work and family life. Understanding the first-year attending's socialization process can help medical educators expand their body of knowledge and improve patient care."
- GIS in hospital and healthcare emergency management 2010, CRCnetBASEIntroduction : the evolving role of geographic information systems in hospital and healthcare emergency management / Ric Skinner -- A spatial approach to hazard vulnerability analysis by healthcare facilities / Ric Skinner -- Using GIS to improve workplace and worker safety crisis management / Jeffrey Miller -- Infectious disease surveillance and GIS : applications for emergency management / Michael Olesen -- Role of GIS in interagency healthcare logistical support during emergencies / Jerry VanVactor -- Design concept for a location-based hazard vulnerability assessment tool for healthcare facilities / Ric Skinner -- Trauma center siting, optimization modeling, and GIS / Charles Branas ... [et al.] -- Healthcare facility disaster planning : using GIS to identify alternate care sites / Johnathon Mohr, J.L. Querry, and Gwenn Allen -- Multi-scale enterprise GIS for healthcare preparedness in South Carolina / Jared Shoultz ... [et al.] -- Hospital preparedness planning for evacuation and sheltering with GIS in South Carolina / Jared Shoultz ... [et al.] -- Making sense out of chaos : improving prehospital and disaster response / Elizabeth Walters, Stephen Corbett, and Jeff Grange -- Disaster preparedness for influenza at a community hospital network : a case study / Edward Rafalski ... [et al.] -- Disaster preparedness and response for vulnerable populations : essential role of GIS for emergency medical services during the San Diego County 2007 firestorm / Isabel Corcos... [et al.] -- Natural disasters and the role of GIS in assessing need / Omar Ha-Redeye -- GIS application and a regionalized approach for mass casualty incident planning / Deborah Kim ... [et al.] -- Building a GIS common operating picture for integrated emergency medical services and hospital emergency management response / Frank Zanka.
- Information derived from the 2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample of 1,000 hospitals. Includes an overview of inpatient stays, stays by diagnosis, procedures, spending for inpatient hospital stays, and priority conditions (cancer, asthma, childbirth, arthritis and depression).
- Health care benchmarking and performance evaluation an assessment using data envelopment analysis (DEA) 2008, Springer
- Healthcare hazard control and safety management. 2nd ed. 2005, CRCnetBASE
- Section I. Applied epidemiology and biostatistics in healthcare epidemiology and infection control -- Section II. Healthcare quality improvement -- Section III. Informatics in healthcare epidemiology -- Section IV. Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections of organ systems -- Section V. Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections caused by specific pathogens -- Section VI. Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in pediatric patients -- Section VII. Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in special patient populations -- Section VIII. Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures -- Section IX. Prevention of healthcare-associated infections related to the hospital environment -- Section X. Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in healthcare workers -- Section XI. Disinfection and sterilization -- Section XII. Prevention of infectsions acquired by patients in healthcare facilities related to design, construction, renovation, demolition and ventilation systems -- Section XIII. Antimicrobial agents in healthcare epidemiology and infection control -- Section XIV. Literature in healthcare epidemiology and infection control -- Section XV. Organization and implementation of infection control programs -- Section XVI. Healthcare epidemiology and infection control in special settings for healthcare delivery -- Section XVII. Bioterrorism.
- Hospital events 2007/08 2007-08.Introduction -- Hospital Discharges -- Hospital Procedures -- Hospital Discharges Involving Injury and Poisoning -- Definitions -- Technical Notes.
- Hospital images a clinical atlas 2011, WileyThis gorgeous, full-color atlas and case-book presents more than sixty cases with over one hundred associated, super high-quality clinical images that a physician needs to be able to rapidly recognize and know for accurate, expedient diagnosis and treatment. The images are presented with the patient & rsquo;s brief medical history, followed by the diagnosis, brief discussion of the diagnosis, and the patient & rsquo;s clinical course and treatment. These miniature case studies encompass photos and descriptions of patients, supporting physical findings, X-rays, CT scans, electrocardiograms, blood s.
- Hospital infection prevention principles & practices 2014, SpringerThe 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. Thecore goal of this publication is to link the practices to theprinciples they are based on. The expectation is that understanding ofthe principles willchange thepractices 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. At the same time, the text provides a comprehensive, thorough and up to date information on all aspects of infection prevention in a reader-friendly manner and therefore, will serve as a valuable reference.
- Hospital medicine. 2nd ed. 2005, OvidGeneral issues -- Critical care medicine -- Medical consultation -- Cardiology -- Vascular medicine -- Pulmonary -- Infectious diseases -- Hiv disease -- Gastroenterology -- Hematology - oncology -- Renal -- Endocrinology -- Rheumatology -- Neurology and psychology -- Toxicology and allergy.
- Hospital preaching as informed by bedside listening a homiletical guide for preachers, pastors, and chaplains in hospital, hospice, prison, and nursing home ministries 2011, ebraryHospital bedside listening as true hospitality to the sick -- Interpersonal conversation -- Pastoral conversations with hospital patients -- From patient's story to homily -- The preaching evaluation -- Homilies -- Conclusion.
- Hospital-acquired pneumonia 2013, Future MedHospital-acquired pneumonia / Ilias I. Siempos -- Risk factors / Simone Gattarello, Despoina Koulenti & Jordi Rello -- Etiology and pathophysiology of hospital-acquired pneumonia / Ian Weir, Luciano Silvestri & Hendrick K.F. van Saene -- Symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis / Despoina Koulenti & Alexis Tabah -- Ventilator-associated pneumonia / Jana Hudcova & Donald E. Craven -- Prevention as a key measure to improve healthcare quality and patient safety / Dominique M. Vandijck, Stijn I. Blot, Sonia O. Labeau & Dirk P. Vogelaers -- Guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia / Adamantia Liapikou -- Index.
- Infection control in the intensive care unit. 3rd ed. 2012, Springerpt. I. Essentials in clinical microbiology -- pt. II. Antimicrobials -- pt. III. Infection control -- pt. IV. Infections on ICU -- pt. V. Special topics.
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- Making computerized provider order entry work 2013, SpringerMaking Computerized Provider Order Entry Work is neither a scientific reference guide into medical informatics nor a book on theory or a summary of research studies in the field, but rather it is a practical guide to visioning and executing successful automation of physician workflow in the hospital environment. This adaptation of workflow is the work of a team, with leadership, clear vision, dedication, commitment, external drivers, experience, and the tireless work of those before us in this industry, who have paved the way with both successes and failure.Throughout the book, the author shares hard lessons-learned and guides the reader through the early warning signs that will help avoid the pitfalls. As systems progress, and the regulatory environments change, there will be new challenges and opportunities that will confront those setting up automated physician workflows. However, this book highlights and discusses all of the principles involved such as vision, leadership, project management and change management, which will always need to be incorporated to ensure project success. As such this book will be an important reference for anyone involved in the setting up or use of such systems from the physicians and medical professionals themselves through the medical informaticist to health system executives and other decision makers.
- Measuring and improving safety -- The evolution of the health care system -- Process change in health care institutions: top-down or bottom-up? -- The challenge of predicting in-hospital iatrogenic deaths -- Overview of hospital medicine -- Medical trainees and patient safety -- Matching levels of care with levels of illness -- General principles of medical emergency teams -- Potential sociological and political barriers to medical emergency team implementation -- Overview of various medical emergency team models -- Early goal-directed therapy -- Nurse-led medical emergency teams: a recipe for success in community hospitals -- ICU without walls: a New York City model -- Hospital size and location and the feasibility of the medical emergency team -- Medical emergency teams in teaching hospitals -- The nurse's perspective -- The hospital administrator's perspective -- Personnel resources for crisis response -- Equipment, medications, and supplies for a medical emergency team response -- Resident training and the medical emergency team -- Teaching organized crisis team functioning using human simulators -- Information systems considerations: integration of medical emergency team clinical indicators -- Evaluating complex system interventions in patient safety -- Integrating MET into a patient safety program -- Are medical emergency teams worth the cost?
- Nursing care of the hospitalized older patient 2012, Wiley
- Pittsburgh way to efficient healthcare improving patient care using Toyota-based methods 2008, CRCnetBASEWhy it matters -- Tackling hospital-acquired infections -- Moving closer to the patient -- Reducing medication errors -- Eliminating the wait -- Applying best practices -- Transforming a medical specialty.
- Principles and practice of hospital medicine 2012, AccessMedicineThe goal of the book is provide trainees, junior and senior clinicians, and other professionals with a comprehensive resource that they can use to improve care processes and performance in the hospitals that serve their communities. Includes case studies.
- Procedures in U.S. hospitals, 2003 Fulltext
- Reopening shuttered hospitals to expand surge capacity with detailed appendix on legal and regulatory issues 2006Provides tools to assist emergency planners in evaluating the feasibility of, and requirements for, reopening shuttered hospitals in their local communities to expand surge capacity during a mass casualty event
- This report is being released in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Care About Your Care initiative, which is devoted to improving care transitions when people leave the hospital. It looks at the issue of readmissions in two ways: by the numbers and through the eyes of the people who live them.
- Short stay management of acute heart failure. 2nd ed. 2012, SpringerPart 1. Administrative and Regulatory Issues / Society of Chest Pain Centers' Heart Failure Accreditation / Kay Styer Holmes and Arlene Mavko -- The Economics and Reimbursement of Congestive Heart Failure / Sandra Sieck -- Regulatory Requirements in Acute Heart Failure / Nancy M. Albert -- Quality and Operational Metrics in Heart Failure / Phillip D. Levy and Matthew A. Wheatley -- Interaction of Performance Measurements, Staffing, and Facility Requirements for the Heart Failure Observation Unit / Valorie Sweigart and Karen Krechmery -- Part 2. Pathophysiology and Demographics / Heart Failure: Epidemiology and Demographics / Karina M. Soto-Ruiz -- Pathophysiology of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure / Ezra A. Amsterdam, Kathleen L. Tong and Richard Summers -- Part 3. Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Assessment and Treatment / The Out-of-Hospital Management of Acute Heart Failure / Marvin A. Wayne, Vincent N. Mosesso and A. Keith Wesley -- Dyspnea Assessment and Airway Management in Acute Heart Failure Syndromes Patients / Masood Zaman and Peter S. Pang -- Volume Assessment in the Emergency Department / Anna Marie Chang and Judd E. Hollander -- Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers in Emergency Department Heart Failure / Yang Xue, Arrash Fard, Navaid Iqbal and Alan Maisel -- Emergency Department Therapy of Acute Heart Failure / Phillip D. Levy -- Part 4. Observation Unit Entry Treatment and Disposition / Observation Unit Admission Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria / Gregory J. Fermann and Sean P. Collins -- Acute Heart Failure in Observation Unit Treatment Protocols / J. Douglas Kirk and Michael Clarke -- Education Elements in the Observation Unit for Heart Failure Patients / Robin J. Trupp -- Emergency Department and Observation Unit Discharge Criteria / Rachel Rockford and Deborah B. Diercks -- Effective Discharge Planning / Ginger Conway -- Outpatient Medication Titration in Acute Heart Failure / Khadijah Breathett and L. Kristin Newby -- Part 5. Complications and Future Research/ Drugs to Avoid in Acute Heart Failure: Contraindicated Medications and Interactions / James McCord -- Implications of Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure Management / Chad E. Darling and Richard V. Aghababian -- Implantable Cardiac Devices / Brian Hiestand and William Abraham -- Heart Failure and Kidney Disease: Management in the Short-Stay Unit / Shahriar Dadkhah and Korosh Sharain -- Heart Failure Research in the Emergency Department and Observation Unit / Candace McNaughton, Patricia Fick and Alan Storrow -- Appendix: Shared Practice Examples / Kay Styer Holmes.
- Spiritual care in a hospital setting : a problem -- Aspects of quality assurance in health care -- Worldview in health care -- The spiritual caregivers worldview -- Legitimacy and position of spiritual care in health care -- Goals and tasks of spiritual care -- Determinants of spiritual care -- Synopsis and recommendations.
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