Foundations of EMS Systems

Foundations of EMS Systems Author Bruce Walz
ISBN-10 9781284041781
Release 2016-09-02
Pages 308
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Foundations of EMS Systems, Third Edition is an introductory text in the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) emergency medical services (EMS) series. It provides an overview for students, administrators, government officials, and others who need to know about the emergency medical services system.

Foundations of EMS Systems

Foundations of EMS Systems Author Louis N. Molino
ISBN-10 0136100031
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 254
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This is a user-friendly and practical guide for UK practitioners and those managing UK firms on the day-to-day legal issues that arise in the specialist field of partnerships and LLPs. The book is written by three authors: a leading partnership and LLP barrister with many years of litigation experience, a solicitor with specialist expertise in partnership and LLP structures and agreements, and a respected academic in the field. It provides clear and practical guidance on the main issues that arise time and again in UK partnerships and LLPs. While there are many important differences between traditional partnerships and LLPs, the practical issues that they face are often similar, and the book therefore tackle both areas. The focus is mainly on those areas that regularly cause difficulty in firms (be they traditional partnership or LLP). Subjects covered include: the legal nature and characteristics of partnerships and LLPs * factors influencing choice of legal entity * the essential elements of partnership and members' agreements * management structures including management boards and partnership councils * conduct of meetings * partnership/LLP property and profits and losses * accounts, taxation, and audit * partner and member retirements and expulsions * duties of partners and members * Equality Act implications * suspension and garden leave * personal liability issues * dissolution and winding-up * goodwill * disputes: mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings * mergers, acquisitions, and conversions.

Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education

Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education Author Melissa Alexander
ISBN-10 9780133828238
Release 2014-02-10
Pages 364
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For EMS and instructor development courses. Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education provides broad-based coverage of fundamental principles and practices of EMS education. The text provides clear, up-to-date information and references for more in-depth material, as well as examples and templates of many useful educational tools. Whether in fire-based, hospital-based, or higher education programs, the EMS educator will find practical information and guidelines for program planning, implementation, and evaluation for both pre-service and continuing education. This text covers all elements of the newly published NHTSA and National Association of EMS Educators guidelines for instructor development and future national certification/recognition.

Principles of EMS Systems

Principles of EMS Systems Author John Brennan
ISBN-10 0763733822
Release 2005
Pages 362
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Principles of EMS Systems, Third Edition provides EMS personnel with an overview of the organization and operation of an EMS system, both on a daily basis and in response to large-scale events, including terrorist and weapons of mass destruction incidents. This book explores the role the medical director plays in EMS and discusses the importance of medical oversight and accountability. By focusing on the collaborative interaction of EMS, police, and fire professionals, along with emergency physicians, emergency departments, and hospitals, this resource provides a framework for how these different groups must work together to ensure the emergency medicine/health care safety net does not fail when it is needed the most.

Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals

Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals Author Kimberly A Galt, Pharm.D., Fashp
ISBN-10 9781449610418
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 250
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Covering a wide range of health care disciplines, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals is a practical, comprehensive guide to creating a culture of safety in health care settings. Developed by faculty members in bioethics, business, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work, this introductory textbook presents the history of safety and the core concepts of patient safety. This important resource features a patient-centered approach within a practice-based context. Written in a straightforward style, it uses personal and professional stories to illustrate the application of safety principles. Modules and case-based exercises help students learn the importance of safety best practices and quality improvements. Practicing health care professionals will also find this book to be a valuable resource.

Professional Paramedic Volume I Foundations of Paramedic Care

Professional Paramedic  Volume I  Foundations of Paramedic Care Author Richard Beebe
ISBN-10 9781428323452
Release 2009-12-11
Pages 800
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Meet and exceed educational requirements and expectations for Paramedic training with The Professional Paramedic Series. Based on the new National EMS Education Standards, this economical three-volume series equips you and your learners with the resources necessary for both paramedic certification and re-certification. Comprehensive, using a case-based methodology, while remaining street-friendly, each volume in the series walks learners through the skills and concepts critical to the job of a Paramedic. The framework of each book is practical in approach: introducing principles, skills and terminology; presenting a typical case; walking through critical response steps; and again reviewing key concepts to ensure understanding for successful application on the job. Begin with the basics in Volume I: Foundations of Paramedic Care, which provides a solid base of fundamental information about the paramedic profession. This volume covers topics such as the law and EMS, public health, basics of assessment, clinical essentials, and more. After completion of this text, move on to application of skills in emergency situations in Volume II: Medical Emergencies, Maternal Health & Pediatrics, and finish with special response considerations in Volume III: Trauma Care & EMS Operations. Practical and reader-friendly, each volume includes a full color design with detailed photos, graphics and step-by-step skill sequences to ensure your learners are fully prepared for the responsibilities, adventures, and challenges of the paramedic profession. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Common Information Model CIM

The Common Information Model CIM Author Mathias Uslar
ISBN-10 9783642252150
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 244
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Within the Smart Grid, the combination of automation equipment, communication technology and IT is crucial. Interoperability of devices and systems can be seen as the key enabler of smart grids. Therefore, international initiatives have been started in order to identify interoperability core standards for Smart Grids. IEC 62357, the so called Seamless Integration Architecture, is one of these very core standards, which has been identified by recent Smart Grid initiatives and roadmaps to be essential for building and managing intelligent power systems. The Seamless Integration Architecture provides an overview of the interoperability and relations between further standards from IEC TC 57 like the IEC 61970/61968: Common Information Model - CIM. CIM has proven to be a mature standard for interoperability and engineering; consequently, it is a cornerstone of the IEC Smart Grid Standardization Roadmap. This book provides an overview on how the CIM developed, in which international projects and roadmaps is has already been covered and describes the basic use cases for CIM. This book has been written for both Power Engineers trying to get to know the EMS and business IT part of Smart Grid and for Computer Scientist finding out where ICT technology is applied in EMS and DMS Systems. The book is divided into two parts dealing with the theoretical foundations and a practical part describing tools and use cases for CIM.

The Foundations of Mathematics

The Foundations of Mathematics Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 9780198706434
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 432
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The transition from school mathematics to university mathematics is seldom straightforward. Students are faced with a disconnect between the algorithmic and informal attitude to mathematics at school, versus a new emphasis on proof, based on logic, and a more abstract development of general concepts, based on set theory. The authors have many years' experience of the potential difficulties involved, through teaching first-year undergraduates and researching the ways in which students and mathematicians think. The book explains the motivation behind abstract foundational material based on students' experiences of school mathematics, and explicitly suggests ways students can make sense of formal ideas. This second edition takes a significant step forward by not only making the transition from intuitive to formal methods, but also by reversing the process- using structure theorems to prove that formal systems have visual and symbolic interpretations that enhance mathematical thinking. This is exemplified by a new chapter on the theory of groups. While the first edition extended counting to infinite cardinal numbers, the second also extends the real numbers rigorously to larger ordered fields. This links intuitive ideas in calculus to the formal epsilon-delta methods of analysis. The approach here is not the conventional one of 'nonstandard analysis', but a simpler, graphically based treatment which makes the notion of an infinitesimal natural and straightforward. This allows a further vision of the wider world of mathematical thinking in which formal definitions and proof lead to amazing new ways of defining, proving, visualising and symbolising mathematics beyond previous expectations.

Fundamentals of EMS NMS and OSS BSS

Fundamentals of EMS  NMS and OSS BSS Author Jithesh Sathyan
ISBN-10 9781420085747
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 588
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In this era where data and voice services are available at a push of a button, service providers have virtually limitless options for reaching their customers with value-added services. The changes in services and underlying networks that this always-on culture creates make it essential for service providers to understand the evolving business logic and appropriate support systems for service delivery, billing, and revenue assurance. Supplying an end-to-end understanding of telecom management layers, Fundamentals of EMS, NMS and OSS/BSS is a complete guide to telecom resource and service management basics. Divided into four sections: Element Management System, Network Management System, Operation/Business Support Systems, and Implementation Guidelines, the book examines standards, best practices, and the industries developing these systems. Each section starts with basics, details how the system fits into the telecom management framework, and concludes by introducing more complex concepts. From the initial efforts in managing elements to the latest management standards, the text: Covers the basics of network management, including legacy systems, management protocols, and popular products Deals with OSS/BSS—covering processes, applications, and interfaces in the service/business management layers Includes implementation guidelines for developing customized management solutions The book includes chapters devoted to popular market products and contains case studies that illustrate real-life implementations as well as the interaction between management layers. Complete with detailed references and lists of web resources to keep you current, this valuable resource supplies you with the fundamental understanding and the tools required to begin developing telecom management solutions tailored to your customer’s needs.


EMS Author Judith E. Tintinalli
ISBN-10 160795043X
Release 2010
Pages 667
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EMS: A Practical Global Guidebook is the first international resource for EMS services edited by an international team of experts. The World Health Organization recognizes that each year more than 100 million people worldwide sustain injuries, that more than five million people die from violence and injury, and that 90% of the global burden of violence and injury mortality occurs in low- and middle-income countries. The WHO also recognizes that improved organization and planning for provision of trauma and emergency care is an essential part of integrated health-care delivery that it plays an important role in preparedness for, and response to, mass-casualty incidents. EMS organization and planning lowers mortality, reduces disability, and prevents other adverse health outcomes arising from the burden of everyday injuries. In response to a growing need for coordination and communication across nations and cultures, this book is designed to help the Global EMS community come together to establish and develop coordinated components of global and national EMS systems.

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Author V.S.Bagad
ISBN-10 8184313675
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 326
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Foundations of Information Systems and Management : Why Information systems ? Components and Resources of information systems, Information system activities, Types of Information Systems : Operations Support Systems and Management Support Systems.Management Information Systems : Definition, Role and Impact of MIS, Introduction to Management, Approaches to Management, Functions of the managers ; Management effectiveness, Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Co-ordinating and Directing, MIS as a support to the Management and a tool for Management Processes. Organization Structure and Theory ; Organization Structure, Behavior, Organization as a System, MIS : Organization.Strategic management of Business : Concept of Corporate Planning, Essentiality of Strategic Planning, Development of Business Strategies, Types of Strategies, MIS for Business Planning.Infrastructure management : Selection, Maintenance of hardware, Communication Equipments and Software as per MIS Needs of the Organization. Ensure Uptime of Hardware Resources, Database Management and End User Training.Applications of MISManufacturing Sector : Introduction, Personal Management, Marketing Management, Accounting and Finance Management, Production Management, Materials Management and Marketing Management, MIS Applications in Banking and Insurance sector.Service Sector : Introduction, MIS applications in Service Industry.Cross-Functional Enterprise Systems : Introduction, Collaboration Systems in Manufacturing, Enterprise Application Integration, Transaction Processing Systems.Implementation Challenges : Integration, Implementing IT, End User Resistance and Involvement, Change Management.Enterprise Management Systems (EMS) :Introduction, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems : Basic features, Benefits, Selection, Implementation, EMS and MIS.Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) : Introduction, Business Process, Process and Value Stream Model of the Organization, MIS and BPR.Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) : What is BPO ? Voice BPO i.e. Call Center, Non-Voice BPO, Scope of BPO, Challenges in BPO Management.Customer Relationship Management (CRM) : Introduction, What is CRM ? Three Phases of CRM, Benefits, Challenges and Trends in CRM.Supply Chain Management (SCM) : What is SCM ? Role of SCM, Benefits, Challenges and Trends in SCM.Electronic Commerce Systems (e-Commerce) : Introduction, Scope, B2C, B2B and C2C, Essential e-Commerce Processes, Electronic Payment Processes, e-Commerce Applications.Decision Support Systems (DSS) :Concept and Philosophy, Using Decision Support Systems : What-if Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, Goal-Seeking Analysis, Optimization Analysis, Introduction to Data Warehouse : Architecture, Organization and Management of Data Warehouse, Implementation, Data Mining for Decision Support, Executive Information Systems, Enterprise Information Portal and Knowledge Management Systems, Introduction to Artificial Intelligent Systems, Knowledge Based Expert Systems, GIS.Security and Ethical Challenges :Introduction, Ethical Responsibility of Business Professionals, Computer Crime, Hacking, Cyber Theft, Software Piracy, Privacy Issues, Health Issues.Security Management : Introduction, Tools, Encryption, Firewalls, e-Mail Monitoring, Biometric Security, Disaster Recovery, Fault-Tolerant Systems, System Controls and Audits, Contingency Management and Solutions.Global Management of Information Technology :Cultural, Political and Geo-economic Challenges, Global Busniess/IT Strategies, Applications, Platforms and Data Access Issues.

Mosby s Paramedic Textbook

Mosby s Paramedic Textbook Author Mick J. Sanders
ISBN-10 9780323072755
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 1760
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Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for both first-time and refresher paramedic students. Coverage includes an overview of key subjects such as pharmacology, airway management, medical disorders, patient assessment, and trauma. ALS patient care skills are presented step by step, both in the book and in online video clips. New to this edition are nine new chapters, many new topics, and 150 new photos. Written by paramedic expert Mick Sanders, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook follows the National EMS Education Standards and offers complete coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic. More than 1,000 illustrations -- including 150 that are NEW -- accurately present different techniques and skills. Chapter openers, objectives and key terms set the stage for learning. Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are presented step by step and in full color. Critical thinking questions help in understanding concepts and in applying them to patient care. A summary and a list of references in each chapter make review easier. A herbal appendix in the pharmacology chapter provides access to herbal content. Drug monographs on the Evolve companion website include Mosby's Essential Drugs, with instant access to comprehensive, up-to-date information on the medications that are administered by paramedics as well as those most commonly prescribed to patients. NEW! Nine new chapters and thoroughly updated content align the text with the new National EMS Education Standards and reflect the 2010 ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) guidelines. NEW topics include coronary bypass, endocarditis, adult IO infusion, bird flu, new fluid resuscitation guidelines for trauma patients, drugs of abuse (Vicodin, Oxycontin), prediabetes, and management of hypothermia and drowning. NEW Show Me the Evidence boxes show the value and impact of evidence-based research. NEW Did You Know? boxes supplement chapter content with interesting and relevant information. NEW Look Again feature includes cross-references and specific page numbers for easy review of information that was covered in earlier chapters. NEW farm considerations in the Trauma section enhance rural practice with the kinematics of farm machinery incidents. Additional Critical Thinking boxes encourage the application of critical thinking skills to "real-life" EMS. Additional cultural considerations enhance your ability to deal with the issues of multicultural patients. NEW Advanced Practice Procedures in Critical Care appendix provides an overview of specialty procedures for paramedics who work in critical care settings. Revised and updated Emergency Drug Index reflects the new 2010 ECC guidelines with coverage of more than 75 emergency drugs, their dose and administration, onset and duration, indications and contraindications, adverse reactions, and special considerations.

Logic in Computer Science

Logic in Computer Science Author Michael Huth
ISBN-10 9781139453059
Release 2004-08-26
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Recent years have seen the development of powerful tools for verifying hardware and software systems, as companies worldwide realise the need for improved means of validating their products. There is increasing demand for training in basic methods in formal reasoning so that students can gain proficiency in logic-based verification methods. The second edition of this successful textbook addresses both those requirements, by continuing to provide a clear introduction to formal reasoning which is both relevant to the needs of modern computer science and rigorous enough for practical application. Improvements to the first edition have been made throughout, with extra and expanded sections on SAT solvers, existential/universal second-order logic, micro-models, programming by contract and total correctness. The coverage of model-checking has been substantially updated. Further exercises have been added. Internet support for the book includes worked solutions for all exercises for teachers, and model solutions to some exercises for students.

Systems Science and Population Health

Systems Science and Population Health Author Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed
ISBN-10 9780190492397
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 240
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Population health is complex and multileveled, encompassing dynamic interactions between cells, societies, and everything in between. Our typical approach to studying population health, however, remains oriented around a reductionist approach to conceptualizing, empirically analyzing, and intervening to improve population health. The trouble is that interventions founded on simplifying a complex world often do not work, sometimes yielding failure or, even worse, harm. The difficult truth is that "silver bullet" health science often fails, and understanding these failures can help us improve our approach to health science, and, ultimately, population health. SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH employs principles from across a range of sciences to refine the way we understand population health. By augmenting traditional analytic approaches with new tools like machine learning, microsimulation, and social network analysis, population health can be studied as a dynamic and complex system. This allows us to understand population health as a complex whole, offering new insights and perspectives that stand to improve the health of the public. This text offers the first educational and practical guide to this forward-thinking approach. Comprising 17 chapters from the vanguard of population health, epidemiology, computer science, and medicine, this book offers a three-part introduction to the subject: . An intellectual and conceptual history of systems science as it intersects with population health . Concise, introductory overviews of important and emerging methodological tools in systems science, including systems dynamics, agent-based modeling, microsimulation, social network analysis, and machine-learning-all with relevant examples drawn from population health literature . An exploration of future implications for systems science and its applications to our understanding of population health issues For researchers, students, and practitioners, SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH redefines many of the foundational elements of how we understand population health. It should not be missed. "

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responder Author Chris Le Baudour
ISBN-10 0133943305
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 672
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For courses in First Responder and Emergency Medical Services Learn to think like an EMR The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder, Tenth Edition, provides clear, first responder-level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The new edition retains all of the successful features from previous editions and includes new topics and concepts that have recently become part of most Emergency Medical Responder programs. Using the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responders as a foundation, Emergency Medical Responder also includes the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. Critical-thinking First on Scene scenarios and From the Medical Director features offer readers a real-world perspective that will help them learn to think like EMRs.

Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering

Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering Author André B. Bondi
ISBN-10 9780133038187
Release 2014-08-08
Pages 448
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“If this book had been available to’s contractors, and they read and followed its life cycle performance processes, there would not have been the enormous problems apparent in that application. In my 40+ years of experience in building leading-edge products, poor performance is the single most frequent cause of the failure or cancellation of software-intensive projects. This book provides techniques and skills necessary to implement performance engineering at the beginning of a project and manage it throughout the product’s life cycle. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Don Shafer, CSDP, Technical Fellow, Athens Group, LLC Poor performance is a frequent cause of software project failure. Performance engineering can be extremely challenging. In Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering, leading software performance expert Dr. André Bondi helps you create effective performance requirements up front, and then architect, develop, test, and deliver systems that meet them. Drawing on many years of experience at Siemens, AT&T Labs, Bell Laboratories, and two startups, Bondi offers practical guidance for every software stakeholder and development team participant. He shows you how to define and use metrics; plan for diverse workloads; evaluate scalability, capacity, and responsiveness; and test both individual components and entire systems. Throughout, Bondi helps you link performance engineering with everything else you do in the software life cycle, so you can achieve the right performance–now and in the future–at lower cost and with less pain. This guide will help you • Mitigate the business and engineering risk associated with poor system performance • Specify system performance requirements in business and engineering terms • Identify metrics for comparing performance requirements with actual performance • Verify the accuracy of measurements • Use simple mathematical models to make predictions, plan performance tests, and anticipate the impact of changes to the system or the load placed upon it • Avoid common performance and scalability mistakes • Clarify business and engineering needs to be satisfied by given levels of throughput and response time • Incorporate performance engineering into agile processes • Help stakeholders of a system make better performance-related decisions • Manage stakeholders’ expectations about system performance throughout the software life cycle, and deliver a software product with quality performance André B. Bondi is a senior staff engineer at Siemens Corp., Corporate Technologies in Princeton, New Jersey. His specialties include performance requirements, performance analysis, modeling, simulation, and testing. Bondi has applied his industrial and academic experience to the solution of performance issues in many problem domains. In addition to holding a doctorate in computer science and a master’s in statistics, he is a Certified Scrum Master.

Foundations of Athletic Training

Foundations of Athletic Training Author Marcia K. Anderson
ISBN-10 1496330870
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 1072
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Comprehensive, and evidence-based, Foundations of Athletic Training, 6th Edition integrates basic medical concepts and related scientific information to help athletic trainers and students develop a strong foundation in athletic training best practices. Using a problem-solving approach to the prevention, recognition, assessment, management, and disposition of sports-related injuries and diseases, the text helps students learn to think like practitioners and is fully aligned with the BOC competencies. This 6th Edition has been updated throughout to reflect current best practices in the field and includes four new chapters, new and updated references, and a powerful suite of online learning resources that save instructors time and help students succeed."