Marshall & Ruedy

Marshall & Ruedy's On Call: Principles & Protocols

Australian Version

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

Paperback,

Published: June 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3803-9

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

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