Marshall & Ruedy's On Call: Principles & Protocols

Australian Version

By

  • Mike Cadogan, MA(Oxon), MBChB, FACEM, Consultant Emergency Physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Emergency Department, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Anthony F T Brown, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Mike Cadogan, MA(Oxon), MBChB, FACEM, Consultant Emergency Physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Emergency Department, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Anthony Brown, MBChB, FRCP, FRCS, FACEM, FFAEM, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Tony Celenza, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine

Audience

Medical students from year 3 onwards, as well as interns.

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-3803-9


Table of Contents

Section A - General Principles

Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-call Problems

Documentation of On-call Problems

Assessment and Management of Volume Status

Preparation of Patients for Transport

Death, Dying and Breaking Bad News

Ethical Considerations

Professional Issues

Section B - Emergency Calls

Cardiac Arrest

Acute Airway Failure

Acute Respiratory Failure

Acute Circulatory Failure

Disability: Acute

Neurological Failure

Environment, Exposure and Examination

Emergency Hospital-based Response Codes

Section C - Common Calls

Shortness of Breath, Cough and Haemoptysis

Chest Pain

Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders

Hypertension

Hypotension

Altered Mental Status

Collapse, Syncope and Mechanical Falls

Headache

Seizures

Weakness, Fatigue and Dizziness

Abdominal Pain

Altered Bowel Habit

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Haematuria

Urine Output: Decreased

Urine Output: Increased

Leg Pain

The Febrile Patient

Skin Rashes and Urticaria

Transfusion Reactions

Section D - Interpretation of Common Investigations

Electrocardiogram

Chest X-ray

Abdominal X-ray

CT Head Scan

Acid-Base Disorders

Glucose Disorders

Sodium Disorders

Potassium Disorders

Calcium Disorders

Anaemia

Coagulation Disorders

Section E - Practical Procedures

General Preparation for Procedures

Infection Control and Standard Precautions

Venepuncture

Blood Cultures

Peripheral Venous Cannulation

Arterial Puncture

Administering Injections

Local Anaesthetic Infiltration

Nasogastric Tube Insertion

Urinary Catheterisation

Paracentesis

Pleural Tap

Chest Drain Insertion and Removal

Lumbar Puncture

Joint Aspiration

Cardiac Monitoring and the Electrocardiogram

Defibrillation

Electrical Cardioversion

Transthoracic Cardiac Pacing

Central Venous Cannulation

Section F - Formulary

The On-call Formulary