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On Call Pediatrics

On Call Series

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 quickly—from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.

3rd & 4th year Medical students and Residents

Paperback, 480 Pages

Published: May 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2393-7


  • Introduction

    1. The Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems

    2. Communicating With Colleagues

    3. Communication With Families

    4. Access: A Challenge, Not a Crisis

    5. Common Mistakes

    Patient-Related Problems

    6. Abdominal Pain

    7. Altered Mental Status

    8. Analgesics and Antipyretics

    9. Bleeding

    10. Chest Pain

    11. Constipation

    12. Crying and the Irritable Infant

    13. Cyanosis

    14. Delivery Room Problems

    15. Diarrhea and Dehydration

    16. Extremity Pain

    17. Eyes and Visual Abnormalities

    18. Fever

    19. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    20. Headache

    21. Heart Rate and Rhythm Abnormalities

    22. Hematuria

    23. Hypertension

    24. Hypotension and Shock

    25. Lines, Tubes, and Drains

    26. Rashes

    27. Respiratory Distress

    28. Seizures

    29. Urine Output Abnormalities

    30. Vomiting

    Laboratory-Related Problems

    31. Acidosis and Alkalosis

    32. Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, and Coagulation Abnormalities

    33. Electrolyte Abnormalities

    34. Glucose Disorders

    35. Hyperbilirubinemia


    A. Pediatric Procedures

    B. Posteroanterior and Lateral Projections of Chest X-Ray

    C. The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve of Normal Blood

    D. Calculation of Creatinine Clearance (CrCl)

    E. Calculation of Alveolar-Arterial Oxygen Gradient

    F. Blood Tubes

    G. Assessment of Neonatal Maturity (Ballard Score)

    H. Body Surface Nomogram

    I. Heart Rate Table

    J. Blood Pressure Nomogram

    K. Normal Values and SI Units

    On Call Formulary



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