On Call Pediatrics - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416023937

On Call Pediatrics

3rd Edition

On Call Series

Print ISBN: 9781416023937
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 31st May 2006
Page Count: 480


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.

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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