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Incident Command Tales From The Hot Seat

Author : Rhona Flin
ISBN : 9781351928182
Genre : Transportation
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Incident Command: Tales From the Hot Seat presents a unique examination of the skills of the on-scene or incident commander who is in charge of an emergency or major incident. Experienced commanders from the police and fire services, the armed forces, civil aviation and the prison service give personal accounts of their command experiences, discuss their dilemmas and the pressures they faced, and reveal the demands of leading under extreme conditions. They share intimate details of cases where their command skills were tested, ranging from industrial fires, riots, hostage taking, warfare, peacekeeping, to in-flight emergencies. Each case ends with lessons learnt and tips for the developing commander. Additional chapters present expert accounts of the art of incident command, incident command systems, competencies for command, as well as reviews of the latest psychological research into decision making and team work under pressure. The book is an essential compelling text that captures the essence of incident command by analyzing command experiences across a range of professions.
Category: Transportation

Policing Critical Incidents

Author : Laurence Alison
ISBN : 9781136732973
Genre : Social Science
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The aim of this book is to examine the qualities of leadership and decision-making in the police service. Based on groundbreaking research using unique, advanced methods for examining policing in complex critical incident environments, the book focuses principally on a series of police debriefs following live major critical incidents. It captures the views of the Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) who worked on these cases and draws upon the very rich set of experiences that they have had in dealing with complex, stressful and demanding enquiries. The book provides an introduction to new methods for exploring leadership and decision-making in critical incidents. It will be an essential resource for developers of police training in leadership and decision-making, senior police officers involved in critical incident management, organisational psychologists who work within policing, and for students whose area of study covers policing, decision-making or criminal investigation.
Category: Social Science

Naturalistic Decision Making And Macrocognition

Author : Laura Militello
ISBN : 9781317089582
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents the latest work in the area of naturalistic decision making (NDM) and its extension into the area of macrocognition. It contains 18 chapters relating research centered on the study of expertise in naturalistic settings, written by international experts in NDM and cognitive systems engineering. The objective of the book is to present the reader with exciting new developments in this field of research, which is characterized by its application-oriented focus. The work addresses only real-world problems and issues. For instance, how do multi-national teams collaborate effectively? How can surgeons best be supported by technology? How do detectives make sense of complex criminal cases? In all instances the studies have been carried out on experts within their respective domains. The traditional field of NDM is extended in this work by focusing on macrocognitive functions other than decision making, namely sense-making, coordination and planning. This has broadened the scope of the field. The book also contains a theoretical discussion of the macro-micro distinction. Naturalistic Decision Making and Macrocognition will be relevant to graduate students, researchers and professionals (including professionals and researchers in business, industry and government) who are interested in decision making, expertise, training methods and system design. The material may be used in two ways: theoretically, to advance understanding of the field of naturalistic decision making; and practically, to gain insight into how experts in various domains solve particular problems, understand and deal with issues and collaborate with others.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Risk Crisis And Security Management

Author : Edward P. Borodzicz
ISBN : IND:30000101894255
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book has two aims. First, it shows how risk, crisis and security, may be linked in an organisational context. Second, it reviews the role of simulation and gaming in responding to these phenomena. Issues of risk management are implicit in every debate about how social services such as health, transport and public safety are to be managed, and how corporate activity is to be regulated. This book informs that debate by considering the relationships between risk and security. Includes case studies such as the Kings Cross underground disaster, September 11, Hong Kong race track fire, and Arthur Anderson and the London ambulance computer failure.
Category: Business & Economics

Managing Crises

Author : Uriel Rosenthal
ISBN : UOM:39076002187198
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this book, the editors, with 25 notable contributors, expand the knowledge of crisis management, focusing on case studies of high-profile events that have occurred in recent history. Part One of the text aims at theoretical development through empirical case studies and also postulates a crisis typology and charts specific theoretical and administrative challenges. The "case bank," which comprises the bulk of the book, is presented in four additional sections.
Category: Business & Economics

Innovation And Consolidation In Aviation

Author : Graham Edkins
ISBN : UOM:39015056933453
Genre : Transportation
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Expanding the contribution of aviation psychology and human factors to the aviation industry within the Asia Pacific region, with global expert participation, to optimize the safety, efficiency and viability of the industry.
Category: Transportation

Disasters Diseases Disruptions

Author : Stefan Elbe
ISBN : MSU:31293027463243
Genre : Crisis management
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The European Security Strategy (ESS) issued by the EU in December 2003 devoted its first chapter to what it called 'global challenges'. Most of those challenges -poverty, infectious disease, drought and famine, violent conflict - affect the Europe of today only indirectly and/or moderately, although they certainly had a much more direct impact in previous centuries (including the last one). By contrast, some of them - global warming, infrastructural disruptions, migration flows - may affect European societies in a much more dramatic fashion in the future. The main goal of this Chaillot Paper is to try and explore the various issues involved and their (actual and potential) correlations. It dwells upon their root causes and the EU policy record so far, and puts forward a few tentative recommendations on how to move ahead. It does so by resorting to a series of key 'D words' that may help situate and conceptualise the different challenges. Its focus, however, is not primarily on Defence, although the military dimension can indeed be part of the picture. Rather, a possible new (or additional) D-Drive for EU security policy should encompass what we generally call Disasters. The contributors have broken them down more specifically as environmental Degradation (Urs Luterbacher), resource Deprivation (Marco Zupi), infectious Disease (Stefan Elbe), and functional Disruption (Bengt Sundelius). This Chaillot Paper, edited and introduced by Antonio Missiroli, aims to provide some rudimentary software to start (up) with. It is also a response to the call for mutual solidarity against 'natural and man-made disasters' that was enshrined not only in art. I-43 of the EU Constitutional Treaty, but also in the European Council Declaration released after the terrorist attack of 11 March 2004 in Madrid, both of which commit the member states to engage to that end 'all the instruments at their disposal, including military resources'.
Category: Crisis management

Who Gets Ptsd

Author : John M. Violanti
ISBN : UCSC:32106018736162
Genre : Psychology
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This book discusses how to determine vulnerability to posttraumatic stress. Psychologists and other health professionals, some working with police or militaries, explore why some people get post-traumatic stress disorder while others, who may encounter equally horrible situations and sometimes over and over, do not. They key is vulnerability, they say, and draw from research and life experiences to explain how mental health professionals can better understand who gets it and why, and how to prevent or minimize it.
Category: Psychology

Long Range Planning

Author : Society for Long Range Planning
ISBN : 00246301
Genre : Management Periodicals
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Category: Management Periodicals

The Human In Command

Author : Carol McCann
ISBN : 0306463660
Genre : Psychology
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MAJOR-GENERAL M. K. JEFFERY Command, and mdeed the human in command, has always been key to milItary operations. The complexIty and tempo of modern operations make this statement even more true today than in the past. However, both the military and the research 2 communities have tended to treat command and control (C ) from a limited per spective. For too long, command and control have been considered as if they were a single concept, with control often dominatmg our study. Indeed, in many 2 cases we have divorced operational C from the military institution itself, resulting in disconnects and inefficiencies. Then, in an attempt to overcome these self-inflicted deficiencies, we have pursued the Holy Grail of technology, hoping that it 2 would solve our C problems. Only now, as we start to realize technology's costs 2 and limitations, are we looking critically at C • This book attempts to take such a look. The contributions that make up this book are the product of a June 1998 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) workshop called The Human m Command. Far from being purely an academIc exercise, this gathenng brought together milI 2 tary leaders and civilian scientists to discuss C's central pragmatic and conceptual issues-its assumptions, its practices, and its organization. Indeed, in recent years there has been mounting evidence that both our society and Its military institutions are facing organizational crises.
Category: Psychology

Safer Surgery

Author : Lucy Mitchell
ISBN : 9781317060031
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Operating theatres are very private workplaces. There have been few research investigations into how highly trained doctors and nurses work together to achieve safe and efficient anaesthesia and surgery. While there have been major advances in surgical and anaesthetic procedures, there are still significant risks for patients during operations and adverse events are not unknown. Due to rising concern about patient safety, surgeons and anaesthetists have looked for ways of minimising adverse events. Behavioural scientists have been encouraged by clinicians to bring research techniques used in other industries into the operating theatre in order to study the behaviour of surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists. Safer Surgery presents one of the first collections of studies designed to understand the factors influencing safe and efficient surgical, anaesthetic and nursing practice. The book is written by psychologists, surgeons and anaesthetists, whose contributions combine to offer readers the latest research techniques and findings from some of the leading investigators in this field. It is designed for practitioners and researchers interested in understanding the behaviour of operating theatre team members, with a view to enhancing both training and practice. The material is also suitable for those studying behaviour in other areas of healthcare or in high-risk work settings. The aims of the book are to: a) present the latest research on the behaviour of operating theatre teams b) describe the techniques being used by psychologists and clinicians to study surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses' task performance c) outline the safety implications of the research to date.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015046439421
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Decameron

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 0192836919
Genre : Fiction
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This new translation by Guido Waldman captures the exuberance and variety and tone of Boccaccio's masterpiece.
Category: Fiction

Youth S Companion

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059171109431641
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature