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.
Table of Contents
Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems
Documentation of On-Call Problems
Assessment and Management of Volume Status
HIV, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer
Patient –Related Problems: The Common Calls
Combativeness: The Out-of-Control Patient
Confusion/Decreased Level of Consciousness
Decreased Urine Output
Fall Out of Bed
Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
High Blood Pressure
Hypnotics, Laxatives, Analgesics, and Antipyretics