On Call Principles and Protocols

ISBN-10: 1437723713
ISBN-13: 9781437723717
Edition: 5th 2011
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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  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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. 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.Confidently assess and manage common on-call problems with comprehensive updates throughout this edition.Learn how best to handle life-threatening issues regarding stroke in a brand-new chapter.Quickly access a detailed, updated and expanded formulary of commonly used medications.Be prepared when on call with quick and concise answers to common clinical issues

John Ruedy is Emeritus Professor of History at Georgetown University. He has served most recently as the North Africa editor for the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa.

Introduction
Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems
Documentation of On-Call Problems
Assessment and Management of Volume Status
AIDS, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer
Patient -Related Problems: The Common Calls
Abdominal Pain
Chest pain
Combativeness: The Out-of-Control Patient
Confusion/Decreased Level of Consciousness
Decreased Urine Output
Diarrhea
Fall Out of bed
Fever
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Headache
Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
High Blood Pressure
Hypnotics, Laxatives, Analgesics, and Antipyretics
Hypotension and Shock
Leg Pain
Lines, Tubes, and Drains
Polyuria, Frequency, and Incontinence
Pronouncing Death
Seizures
Shortness of Breath
Skin Rashes and Urticaria
Stroke
Syncope
Transfusion Reactions
Laboratory-Related Problems: The Common Calls
Acid-Base Disorders
Anemia
Calcium Disorders
Coagulation Disorders
Glucose Disorders
Potassium Disorders
Sodium Disorders
Appendices
Adult Emergency Cardiac Care Algorithms
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Drugs and Electrical Therapy
Blood Products
Reading Electrocardiograms
Miscellaneous
SI Units Conversion table
The On-Call Formulary
Index

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