On Call Principles and Protocols - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437723717, 9780323081290

On Call Principles and Protocols

5th Edition

Authors: Shane Marshall Shane Marshall John Ruedy
Paperback ISBN: 9781437723717
eBook ISBN: 9780323081290
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st December 2010
Page Count: 624

Table of Contents

          Introduction

  1. Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems
  2. Documentation of On-Call Problems
  3. Assessment and Management of Volume Status
  4. HIV, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer
  5. Patient –Related Problems: The Common Calls

  6. Abdominal Pain
  7. Chest Pain
  8. Combativeness: The Out-of-Control Patient
  9. Confusion/Decreased Level of Consciousness
  10. Decreased Urine Output
  11. Diarrhea
  12. Fall Out of Bed
  13. Fever
  14. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  15. Headache
  16. Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
  17. High Blood Pressure
  18. Hypnotics, Laxatives, Analgesics, and Antipyretics
  19. Hypotension and Shock
  20. Leg Pain
  21. Lines, Tubes, and Drains
  22. Polyuria, Frequency, and Incontinence
  23. Pronouncing Death
  24. Seizures
  25. Shortness of Breath
  26. Skin Rashes and Urticaria
  27. Stroke
  28. Syncope
  29. Transfusion Reactions
  30. Laboratory-Related Problems: The Common Calls

  31. Acid-Base Disorders
  32. Anemia
  33. Calcium Disorders
  34. Coagulation Disorders
  35. Glucose Disorders
  36. Potassium Disorders
  37. Sodium Disorders

          Appendic


Description

Portable and extremely practical, On Call Principles and Protocols, 5th Edition, by Drs. Marshall and Ruedy, is the bestselling handbook you can trust to guide you quickly and confidently through virtually any on-call situation. This new edition takes you step by step through the most common on-call problems and approaches, giving you up-to-date information and clear protocols on what to do and how to do it quickly, from phone calls to "elevator thoughts" to patients’ bedsides. You’ll gain speed, skill, and knowledge with every call - from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.

Key Features

  • Effectively manage calls in the hospital with coverage of topics such as Approach to Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems; Documentation; Assessment and Management of Volume Status; and AIDS, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer.
  • Access key information on the most common on-call problems and approaches with consistent, templated coverage of what to do from the initial phone call, "Elevator Thoughts," how to immediately identify major threats to life, and what to do at the bedside.
  • Learn the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation, and master the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call.
  • Understand the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside.
  • Find information quickly with an easy-to-read format, color highlighting of medications and other critical information, and a unique layout designed for fast reference.
  • Keep this portable guide right where you need it - in your pocket when you’re on call.

Details

No. of pages:
624
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323081290
Paperback ISBN:
9781437723717

About the Authors

Shane Marshall Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Medicine, King Edward VIIth Memorial Hospital; Director, The Cardiac Echo Lab, Paget, Bermuda

Shane Marshall Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Medicine, King Edward VIIth Memorial Hospital; Director, The Cardiac Echo Lab, Paget, Bermuda

John Ruedy Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada