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.

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

Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9781455744596
Electronic ISBN:
9780323314190