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.
- Provides easy-to-reference, specialty-specific guidance on how to manage problems that arise while on call without direct supervision.
- Catalogs the calls you are most likely to receive and provides you with the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation.
- Details the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call.
- Reviews the temporary orders appropriate for each call, as well as the general protocol, and the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside.
- Indexes problems by disease as well as by symptoms to expedite your access to the answers you need.
- Includes a comprehensive collection of differential diagnoses and a detailed formulary of commonly used medications—a quick, alphabetically arranged reference for indications, drug dosages, routes of administration, side effects, contraindications, and modes of action.
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
6. Abdominal Pain
7. Altered Mental Status
8. Analgesics and Antipyretics
10. Chest Pain
12. Crying and the Irritable Infant
14. Delivery Room Problems
15. Diarrhea and Dehydration
16. Extremity Pain
17. Eyes and Visual Abnormalities
19. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
21. Heart Rate and Rhythm Abnormalities
24. Hypotension and Shock
25. Lines, Tubes, and Drains
27. Respiratory Distress
29. Urine Output Abnormalities
31. Acidosis and Alkalosis
32. Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, and Coagulation Abnormalities
33. Electrolyte Abnormalities
34. Glucose Disorders
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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- © Saunders 2006
- 31st May 2006
- Paperback ISBN: