On Call Principles and Protocols: On Call Series / Edition 4 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
Be on call with confidence! Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. The pocket-sized titles in the On Call series provide you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! When you're on call...alone...in the middle of the night...they're your answer books for what to do and how to do it quicklyfrom diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.
• Provides easy-to-reference, specialty-specific guidance on how to manage problems that arise while on call without direct supervision.
• Catalogs the calls you are most likely to receive and provides you with the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation.
• Details the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call.
• Reviews the temporary orders appropriate for each call, as well as the general protocol, and the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside.
• Indexes problems by disease as well as by symptoms to expedite your access to the answers you need.
• Includes a comprehensive collection of differential diagnoses and a detailed formulary of commonly used medicationsa quick, alphabetically arranged reference for indications, drug dosages, routes of administration, side effects, contraindications, and modes of action.
About the Author
Director of Cardiac Care, Chief of Medicine, King Edward VIIth Memorial Hospital, Paget, Bermuda; Formerly Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Formerly Head, Department of Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Table of Contents
• Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems
• Documentation of On-Call Problems
• Assessment and Management of Volume Status
• AIDS, HBV, HCV, and the House Officer
PATIENT-RELATED PROBLEMS: THE COMMON CALLS
• Abdominal Pain
• Chest Pain
• Combativeness - The Out-of-Control Patient
• Confusion / Decreased Level of Consciousness
• Decreased Urine Output
• Fall Out of Bed
• Gastrointestinal Bleeding
• Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
• High Blood Pressure
• Hypnotics, Laxatives, Analgesics, and Antipyretics
• Hypotension and Shock
• Leg Pain
• Lines, Tubes, and Drains
• Polyuria, Frequency, and Incontinence
• Pronouncing Death
• Shortness of Breath
• Skin Rashes and Urticaria
• Transfusion Reactions
LABORATORY-RELATED PROBLEMS: THE COMMON CALLS
• Acid-Base Disorders
• Calcium Disorders
• Coagulation Disorders
• Glucose Disorders
• Potassium Disorders
• Sodium Disorders
• Adult Emergency Cardiac Care Algorithms
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Drugs and Electrical Therapy
• Blood Products
• Reading Electrocardiograms
• SI Units Conversion Table
• The On-Call Formulary