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  • 1. 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.
  • Epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections -- The healthcare epidemiologist -- Hand hygiene -- Personnel health services -- The development of infection surveillance and control programs -- Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections -- Investigating endemic and epidemic healthcare-associated infections -- Epidemiological methods for investigating infections in the healthcare setting -- Use of computerized systems in healthcare epidemiology -- The role of the laboratory in control of healthcare-associated infections -- The practice of epidemiology in community hospitals -- The role of professional and regulatory organizations in infection control -- Antimicrobial stewardship: programmatic efforts to optimize antimicrobial use -- Multiply drug-resistant pathogens: epidemiology and control -- Molecular biology of resistance -- Economic evaluation of healthcare-associated infections and infection control interventions -- Legal aspects of healthcare-associated infections -- Infection control: a global view -- The inanimate environment -- Sterilization and disinfection -- Foodborne disease prevention in healthcare facilities -- Clinical laboratory-acquired infections -- Dialysis-associated complications and their control -- The intensive care unit: part A. HAI epidemiology, risk factors, surveillance, engineering and administrative infection control practices, and impact -- The intensive care unit: part B. antibiotic resistance and prevention of CVC-BSIs, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and C. difficile -- The newborn nursery and the neonatal intensive care unit -- The operating room -- Ambulatory care setting -- Infections in long-term care facilities -- Incidence and nature of endemic and epidemic healthcare-associated infections -- Urinary tract infections -- Hospital-acquired pneumonia -- Tuberculosis -- Infectious gastroenteritis -- Central nervous system infections -- Surgical site infections -- Infections of burn wounds -- Infections due to infusion therapy -- Infections of implantable cardiac and vascular devices -- Infections in skeletal prostheses -- The importance of infection control in controlling antimicrobial-resistant pathogens -- Healthcare-associated respiratory viral infections -- Blood borne pathogen prevention -- Healthcare-associated fungal infections -- Infection in transplant recipients -- Miscellaneous procedure-related infections -- Public reporting of healthcare-associated infection rates -- Patient safety.
  • "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.
  • eBusiness in healthcare 2008, Springer
  • Introduction : 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).
  • 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.
  • Introduction -- Hospital Discharges -- Hospital Procedures -- Hospital Discharges Involving Injury and Poisoning -- Definitions -- Technical Notes.
  • Hospital images 2011, Wiley
    This 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • General 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 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.
  • Medical emergency teams 2006, Springer
    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?
  • Why it matters -- Tackling hospital-acquired infections -- Moving closer to the patient -- Reducing medication errors -- Eliminating the wait -- Applying best practices -- Transforming a medical specialty.
  • The 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Part 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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[print] 2014

New Book

Authored by
Stanford Alumni - Jeremy M. Berg
and
Michelle L. Kienholz

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