On Call Pediatrics: (On Call Series) / Edition 1

On Call Pediatrics: (On Call Series) / Edition 1

by David A. Lewis, James J. Norton
     
 

On Call Pediatrics provides you with practical, portable guidance on the pediatric problems that you're most likely to encounter while on call. It equips you with a systematic approach for determining the cause of a given problem, and then outlines the most appropriate treatments. Puts essential information at your fingertips! Introductory chapters provide the… See more details below

Overview

On Call Pediatrics provides you with practical, portable guidance on the pediatric problems that you're most likely to encounter while on call. It equips you with a systematic approach for determining the cause of a given problem, and then outlines the most appropriate treatments. Puts essential information at your fingertips! Introductory chapters provide the background necessary for sound, confident decision making, with coverage of basic evaluation and management...communication with colleagues, patients, and their families...intravenous access...and more. Extensive lists guide you quickly through differential diagnosis, and a section within each chapter draws your attention to life-threatening problems. An entire section addresses laboratory-related problems such as acidosis, alkalosis, electrolyte disorders, and hyperbilirubinemia. An appendix of commonly used medications concisely presents dosages, side effects, and interactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721667577
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
417
Product dimensions:
4.79(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1The Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems3
2Communicating with Colleagues7
3Communication with Families10
4Access: A Challenge, Not a Crisis12
5Abdominal Pain21
6Altered Mental Status32
7Bleeding45
8Chest Pain55
9Constipation66
10Crying and the Irritable Infant73
11Cyanosis81
12Delivery Room Problems98
13Diarrhea and Dehydration108
14Extremity Pain119
15Eyes and Visual Abnormalities132
16Fever138
17Gastrointestinal Bleeding147
18Headache153
19Heart Rate and Rhythm Abnormalities165
20Hematuria181
21Hypertension185
22Hypotension and Shock193
23Lines, Tubes, and Drains205
24Rashes235
25Respiratory Distress243
26Seizures258
27Urine Output Abnormalities270
28Vomiting279
29Acidosis and Alkalosis287
30Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, and Coagulation Abnormalities295
31Electrolyte Abnormalities305
32Glucose Disorders317
33Hyperbilirubinemia326
App. 1Pediatric Procedures337
App. 2Posteroanterior and Lateral Projections of Chest X-Ray344
App. 3The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve of Normal Blood345
App. 4Calculation of Creatinine Clearance (CrCl)346
App. 5Calculation of Alveolar-Arterial Oxygen Gradient347
App. 6Blood Tubes348
App. 7Assessment of Neonatal Maturity (Ballard Score)349
App. 8Body Surface Nomogram350
App. 9Heart Rate Table352
App. 10Blood Pressure Nomogram353
App. 11Normal Values and SI Units359
On Call Formulary371
Index391

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