On Call Pediatrics

3rd Edition

On Call Series


  • James Nocton
  • Rainer Gedeit
    • Print ISBN 9781416023937

    Key Features

    • 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.

    Table of Contents


    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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