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.
- 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.
1. Approach to On Call Surgical Problems 2. Special Considerations for Surgical Patients 3. Documentation of On Call Problems 4. On Call Hazards
- PATIENT RELATED PROBLEMS: THE COMMON CALLS
5. Abdominal Pain 6. Bowel Function – Constipation and Diarrhea 7. Chest Pain 8. Drug Reactions 9. Dysrhythmias 10. Falls 11. Fever 12. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Status 13. Gastrointestinal Bleeding 14. Glucose Management and Surgical Nutrition 15. Headache 16. Hypertension 17. Hypotension and Shock 18. Insomnia 19. Intravascular Access 20. Leg Pain 21. Mental Status Changes 22. Nausea and Vomiting 23. Pain Management 24. Preoperative Preparation 25. Pronouncing Death 26. Postoperative Bleeding 27. Seizures 28. Shortness of Breath 29. Syncope 30. Tubes and Drains 31. Urine Output Changes 32. Wounds
A. Reading X-Rays, Reading ECGs B. Outlines of Common Surgical Notes C. On Call Formulae D. On Call Formulary E. Antibiotic Standard Doses and Susceptibility Guidelines F. Proprietary Names of Common Medications