Ferri’s Practical Guide - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9781455744596, 9780323314190

Ferri’s Practical Guide

9th Edition

Fast Facts for Patient Care (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

Authors: Fred Ferri
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455744596
eBook ISBN: 9780323314190
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 27th March 2014
Page Count: 456

Table of Contents

SECTION I: SURVIVING THE WARDS

A. Evaluating the Patient (H&P)

1. The Medical History

2. The Physical Exam

3. The Elderly Patient

4. Diagnostic Aids

B. Charting

1. Admission Orders

2. Lab Shorthand Notation

3. Dictating the H&P

4. Progress (SOAP) Note

5. Consult Note

6. Preoperative Note

7. Operative Note

8. Procedure Note

9. Discharge Summary

10. Pronouncing Death While on Call

11. Discharge Against Medical Advice (AMA)

C. Evaluating the Labs

D. Diagnostic Tests: The Basics

1. The Chest X-Ray

2. The Electrocardiogram

3. The Pulmonary Artery Catheter (Swan-Ganz)

4. Pulmonary Function Tests

5. Mechanical Ventilation

6. Pacemakers

7. Prosthetic Heart Valves

E. Procedures

1. Lumbar Puncture

2. Thoracentesis

3. Paracentesis

4. Arthrocentesis

5. Radial Artery Cannulation (A-Line)

6. Central Venous Access (CVP Line)

F. Facts and Formulas

1. Cardiovascular

2. Pulmonary

3. Renal, Fluids, Electrolytes

4. Calcium

5. Nutrition

6. Epidemiology

7. Miscellaneous

G. Formulary

1. IV Drips

2. Steroid Conversion Table

3. Regular Insulin (SC) Sliding Scale

4. Opioid Analgesics Dosing Table

5. Heparin Sliding Scale

6. Nutrition Feeds

7. Rx of Common Side Effects

H. DVT Prophylaxis

I. ACLS Algorithms

SECTION II: THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: ZEBRAS OR HORSES?

1. Abdominal Distention

2. Abdominal Pain

3. Abortion, Recurrent

4. Aches and Pains, Diffuse

5. Adnexal Mass

6. Adrenal Masses

7. Adynamic Ileus

8. Aerophagia

9. Alveolar Consolidation

10. Alveolar Hemorrhage

11. A


Description

For nearly 25 years, Ferri's concise, pocket-sized resource has served as the go-to reference for practical, clinical information among students, residents, and other medical professionals. Formerly known as Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient, this volume continues to provide a fast, effective, and efficient way to identify the important clinical, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging information you need to get through your internal medicine clerkship or residency.

"...informative and detailed ...useful for those planning an elective or clinical work in the USA...". Reviewed by: Jacob F de Wolff, on behalf of British Journal of Hospital Medicine  Date: October 2014

Key Features

  • Benefit from the expert guidance of Dr. Fred Ferri, a leading teacher, clinician, and author.
  • Confidently manage patients with the latest clinical information, drug therapies, and lab tests.

Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323314190
eBook ISBN:
9781455744589
Hardcover ISBN:
9781455744596

About the Authors

Fred Ferri Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island