Key Features

 beginning-to-end advice and support – starting from the time doctors are called about a problem
 covers acute and intensive care paediatric issues, medical and surgical problems, and paediatric traumatology
 provides an initial corridor consult which often occurs in the few frantic moments before the doctor arrives on the floor to clinically troubleshoot a problem
 is an Australian adaptation of the US book On Call Pediatrics
 also available as an eBook! A code inside On Call Paediatrics enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Diagnosis and Management of On Call

Chapter 2: Communicating with colleagues and families

Chapter 3: Common mistakes

Chapter 4: Remembering your ABCs

Chapter 5: Teaching (and learning) while on call

Section 2: Patient Related problems

Chapter 6: Abdominal pain

Chapter 7: Altered mental status

Chapter 8: Analgesics and antipyretic

Chapter 9: Bleeding

Chapter 10: Chest pain

Chapter 11: Constipation

Chapter 12: Crying and the irritable infant

Chapter 13: Cyanosis

Chapter 14: Delivery room problems

Chapter 15: Diarrhoea and dehydration

Chapter 16: Extremity pain

Chapter 17: Eye problems and visual abnormalities

Chapter 18: Fever

Chapter 19: Gastrointestinal bleeding

Chapter 20: Genitourinary problems

Chapter 21: Headache

Chapter 22: Heart rate and rhythm abnormalities

Chapter 23: Hematuria

Chapter 24: Hypertension

Chapter 25: Hypotension and shock

Chapter 26: Lines, tubes and drains

Chapter 27: Rashes

Chapter 28: Respiratory distress

Chapter 29: Seizures

Chapter 30: Urine output abnormalities

Chapter 31: Vomiting

Section 3: laboratory related problems

Chapter 32: Acidosis and alkalosis

Chapter 33: Anaemia, thrombocytopenia and coagulation abnormalities

Chapter 34: Electrolyte abnormalities

Chapter 35: Glucose disorders

Chapter 36: Hyperbilirubinemia

Chapter 37: Dental Emergencies

Section 4: additional chapters

Chapter 38: Fluid & electrolyte disorders – medical & surgical

Chapter 39: Appropriate use of intravenous fluids and ORT

Chapter 40: Comatosed and unconscious child

Chapter41: Poisoning and drug/medication problems

Chapter 42: Acute


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Saunders Australia
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About the authors

Gary Browne

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Academic Emergency Medicine & Senior Physician, CHW. University of Sydney, Clinical School. University of Notre Dame, Sydney. University of NSW, Faculty of Medicine