On Call Principles and Protocols

On Call Principles and Protocols

Paperback On Call

By (author) Shane A. Marshall, By (author) John Ruedy

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  • Publisher: Saunders
  • Format: Paperback | 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 187mm x 30mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 27 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1437723713
  • ISBN 13: 9781437723717
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 6,401

Product 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. You'll gain speed, skill, and knowledge with every call - from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.

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Table of contents

Introduction * 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 * 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 A. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Core Drugs and Therapy B. Blood Products C. Reading Electrocardiograms D. Miscellaneous E. SI Units Conversion Table F. The On-Call Formulary Index