The Maximally Efficient and Optimally Effective Emergency Department

The Maximally Efficient and Optimally Effective Emergency Department

In this book, Dr. Vukmir defines both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of Emergency Department (ED) practice. The Emergency Department (ED) drives the efficiency of the remainder of a hospital's service, perhaps more than any other hospital care unit except the operating room.

Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine

Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine

On any given day in the emergency department, the chance of confronting a medical-legal dilemma is significant. Emergency medicine and critical care practitioners may have to deal with malpractice claims, informed consent, protection of minors, resuscitation, operational issues and legal compliance requirements frequently. Substantial knowledge of the law as it pertains to their emergency care and acute care practice is essential. Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine is an invaluable resource for medical practitioners, legal practitioners and administrators in practice and in training. The book covers key topics that have direct relevance to day to day acute patient care practice. Each topic includes a clinical vignette, followed by a review of the legal controversy, current medical scientific evidence, case law and preventative solutions to the dilemma. This approach allows practitioner exposure to a wide variety of medical-legal problems, allowing a pre-emptive, informed approach to problem solving.

The ER

One Hundred

The ER

The Emergency Department (ED), or Emergency Room (ER) as it is commonly known, is home to everyone both patients and staff. There are very few constants in this ever-changing world, but the ER is certainly one of them. The patients find a safe haven, a place they can present with all manner of life s ills physical, spiritual, or social always hoping for a remedy. However, there is seldom a place where more life-changing events can occur. Some changes are subtle and indistinct, while others are cataclysmic in nature. Either way, patients are assured that they will truly be cared for. The ED staff calls this place home as well. There are no casual participants here; they come and soon will go nowhere else. They are truly a team, blending the proper proportion of caring and expertise. Their goal is to restore patients and families to the best state of health and recovery that can be achieved. Sometimes, the decisions have already been made and comfort is what we provide. Both sides are truly changed forever. This work completes the ER trilogy by presenting a synthesis of a quarter century of medical experience. Readers will have the opportunity to practice their deductive skills, make the proper diagnosis, and implement the correct treatment approach for each true story."

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

In Lessons Learned, Rade B. Vukmir MD, JD attempts to utilize his personal experience along with the work of other business professionals to offer a comprehensive organizational plan for business development emphasizing managerial and staff motivational skills. It is unique blend of personal and externally validated reference business experience that transcends the usual "this is how I did it" product. Vukmir offers insight in the inner-working of the business world that will appeal to directors, managers, as well as entry-level personnel as well. Summary "An honest day's work for a good day's pay." This simple admonition has served as a rational business model, whether dealing with an industrial blue-collar employee or in the high tech intellectual property arena. The book begins with a review of the relevant history. It then progresses to an analysis of the business start-up process and external public relations objectives. The goals of leadership are reviewed as they apply to personnel and manager development. The next portion reviews various business models and their likelihood of success. We then progress to analysis of competition and crisis management focus. Our focus shifts to the employee analyzing both their stressors and proper career development. Lastly, the "best practices" of companies with a successful track record are reviewed. Author Rade B. Vukmir MD, JD is President of Critical Care Medicine Associates, a medical administrative and consulting enterprise founded in 1991. He is certified in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, and has a degree in law with a certificate in health law. Dr. Vukmir has written forty-three medical journal articles, and is the author of ten books. These works include The Mill(1999), Outcome of the Critically Ill: Medicine, Surgery and Trauma(2000), Airway Management in the Critically Ill(2001), Lessons Learned: Successful Management in the Changing Marketplace(2003), ER: A Year in the Life(2005), ER: One Good Thing a Day(2008), The Maximally Efficient and Optimally Effective Emergency Department(2009), ER: One Hundred(2012), Physician Contract Guidebook(2014) and Disruptive Provider Behavior: An Evidence Based Analysis(2016).

Managing Sports Injuries e-book

a guide for students and clinicians

Managing Sports Injuries e-book

Now in its fourth edition with the revised title – Managing Sports Injuries: a guide for students and clinicians – this highly practical guide maintains its evidence-based approach while introducing new material from both research and clinical sources. It is a comprehensive resource for the management of soft-tissue injuries, focusing on therapy. Well referenced and extensively illustrated, this text continues to be invaluable to physiotherapists, sports and massage therapists, medical practitioners, and all those involved in the treatment of athletes and sports people. Full colour text and illustrations emphasizing all practical techniques Treatment notes expanded with added topics and basic examination protocols Additional material enhancing clinical value Practical "how-to-do" approach enabling application of new techniques Updated research references

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E-Book

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E-Book

Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials

The Mill

The Mill

For those of you who will never know, since the gargantuan, sprawling mills are gone, the testimonies of these men and women are recorded. This is their story. You would be afraid to walk where they toiled day-to-day their whole lives at the risk of their health, either acutely or chronically, just to get by. Theirs was a world of extremes — from the North Mill, with its red-hot steel and iron and its oppressive layer of soot, to the South Mill, with its clean-swept floors and gleaming finished products: tinplate, pipe, and I-beams. They knew the contrast also between the blast furnace — a veritable hell on earth, where the hot iron flowed and the acrid smell of combustibles permeated the air — and the eerie calm and darkness found working near the river at 3:00 a.m. The Mill — the Jones & Laughlin Aliquippa Works — was once the largest integrated steel making plant in the world. The mill itself no longer exists, but go stand on the site by the Ohio River and you will feel the memories and the presence of those who have come before you_I have. In this moving and personal work, Rade Vukmir vividly recreates life in an American steel town. Relying on extensive interviews and his own experience in the industry, Dr. Vukmir offers a retrospective summary of the life and times of a diverse group of steel workers who were the heart and soul of one of America's largest industrial facilities. Here is the story of the hopes and frustrations, the triumphs and the trials of these workers, captured in a way that will be valuable to the academic and the general reader alike.

Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care E-Book

Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care E-Book

Here’s a unified evidence-based approach to problems encountered in trauma and critical care surgical situations. Comprehensive and concise, it is ideal for a quick overview before entering the operating room or ICU, or as a review for board certification or recertification. Be prepared for the unexpected with practical, concise coverage of major surgical problems in trauma and critical care. Get expert practical and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more. Find the information you need quickly and easily through numerous illustrations, key points boxes, algorithms, and tables.

Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine

Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine

This resource sets out to consolidate the essential aspects of clinical medicine for virtually every disease condition encountered in the acute care environment. The techniques, treatments, drug dosages and clinical findings needed in emergency situations are all covered in these two volumes. Sections are included on resuscitation, trauma, non-traumatic organ system emergencies, obstetrics and gynaecology, geriatrics, paediatrics, environmental emergencies, psychiatric and behavioural emergencies, and toxicology.

Modeling and Simulation

Proceedings of the ... Annual Pittsburgh Conference

Modeling and Simulation