The ECG in Emergency Decision Making, second edition, explains and illustrates the importance of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) in making rapid and informed decisions in cardiac care. It covers the logical steps to the ECG recognition of the underlying mechanism of cardiac emergencies, their prognostic significance, and the best treatment. AHA treatment guidelines are presented, aspects of differential diagnosis are explained, and perforated decision-making cards are included.
This SpringerBrief provides a pioneering, central point of reference for the interested reader in Large Group Decision Making trends such as consensus support, fusion and weighting of relevant decision information, subgroup clustering, behavior management, and implementation of decision support systems, among others. Based on the challenges and difficulties found in classical approaches to handle large decision groups, the principles, families of techniques, and newly related disciplines to Large-Group Decision Making (such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Social Network Analysis, Opinion Dynamics, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences), are discussed. Real-world applications and future directions of research on this novel topic are likewise highlighted.
From important aspects of the physical examination to imaging studies to treatment options and dosage guidelines, Decision Making in Neurocritical Care provides a solid introduction to the evidence-based management of patients in the neurological intensive care unit. Succinct text in a highly accessible bullet-point format details the essentials of history-taking, physical examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, and treatments for a range of neurological problems in the critical care setting. Special features:- Brief vignettes of typical cases emphasize key questions for the physician to consider and urgent orders to be given - Coverage of the basics of neurocritical care, including techniques of intubation, ventilator management, sedation, and multimodality monitoring - Pearls and pitfalls highlight key points in patient management - Convenient medication tables, including dosages, adverse effects, and contraindications - Consistent presentation in each chapter enhances ease of use Ideal for neurologists, neurosurgeons and critical care physicians at all levels, this book is invaluable for optimizing patient care. It is also an excellent choice for board review preparation in these specialties.
This book is designed to support you in making difficult decisions in a more - tional way. Based on an established theoretical foundation, it shows that simple requirements concerning rational behavior lead to a general calculus of determ- ing optimal decision alternatives; the book then goes on to present methods and instruments useful for the practical implementation of these concepts. Psychological research has uncovered a multitude of systematic cognitive - ases associated with the intuitive decision process, especially concerning the f- mation of preferences and subjective probability judgments for uncertain events. These developments have elevated prescriptive decision theory to the status of an important discipline with increasingly strong practical ties - nowadays, even m- agers are concerned with decision trees, probability distributions and risk profiles. There is also a wide range of software available on the market to aid users with the use of the instruments. We would like to convince you, by help of the many pr- tical questions and case studies included with most chapters, that the material c- ered is not purely an academic diet but also of high practical nutritional value. The mindset suggested by the theory as an approach for decision problems will surely be of much use to you both in your private and professional life, even if you do not apply the presented methods of decision making support in every little - tail.
Seeing events and actions to be taken as a function of time is key to a successful strategy. The seasonal dimension can be imposed on all business activity. Birth implies death. A business life cycle has different stages, each governed by its own rules. Those who follow these rules will grow in harmony and along the path of least resistance. Among the pieces of information needed are: - What is the remaining growth potential? - Where in the growth process is your business? What ´´season´´ is it in? - What is the timeframe for the growth, decay, and rebirth of your business? - What should you trust more your instinct or your rationale in a given situation? - What is your competitive role in the marketplace? - What is the right image and the most effective advertising message? - Should you differentiate or counterattack? This book will enable the consultant to guide his/her clients in answering these questions.
Provides students and managers with an understanding appreciation of the strengths and limitations of an organization´s accounting system. This book demonstrates that managerial accounting is an integral part of the firm´s organizational architecture, not just an isolated set of computational topics.
This expanded second edition of the 2014 textbook features dedicated sections on action and observation, so that the reader can combine the use of the developed theoretical basis with practical guidelines for deployment. It also includes a focus on selection and use of a dedicated modeling paradigm - fuzzy cognitive mapping - to facilitate use of the proposed multi-methodology. The end goal of the text is a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to structuring and assessing complex problems, including a dedicated discussion of thinking, acting, and observing complex problems. The multi-methodology developed is scientifically grounded in systems theory and its accompanying principles, while the process emphasizes the nonlinear nature of all complex problem-solving endeavors. The authors´ clear and consistent chapter structure facilitates the book´s use in the classroom.
This is a new concise postgraduate textbook of Paediatric Orthopaedics with its emphasis firmly on treatment, allowing trainee orthopaedic surgeons to make an informed contribution during their Paediatrics rotation and to speak confidently about the approach to individual patients during their specialty exams. While other textbooks concentrate on theory and the comprehensive presentation of all treatment options, Paediatric Orthopaedics: A system of decision-making provides detailed practical insight into available treatments and a strategy for determining which treatment to follow in particular circumstances. Its aim is thereby to provide the gold standard for practice in the field and to be the key practical source of reference for trainees.
This book brings together research in humanitarian operations, behavioral operations and dynamic simulation. Part I outlines the main characteristics and strategic challenges of humanitarian organizations in preparedness, knowledge management, climate change and issues related to refugees and social inclusion. Part II gives an introduction to behavioral operations and experiments in single- and multi-agent settings, followed by discussions on quantal theory, framing effect and possible applications in the humanitarian sector. Part III introduces system dynamics and agent-based modeling and discusses how these techniques can be used to study dynamics and decision-making in humanitarian operations. This book is unique in providing a holistic view of the decision-making process and challenges in the humanitarian sector.