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Pocket On Call

By Andrew Stewart

Series Editor: Rory Mackinnon

CRC Press – 2015 – 151 pages

Series: Pocket Series

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  • Pre-Order NowPaperback: $20.95
    978-1-44-418503-4
    February 13th 2015
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Description

This genuinely pocket-sized guide to being on call is ideal for medical students and newly qualified junior doctors seeking a convenient and concise handbook to refer to in busy clinical settings. Clear, concise and systematic, Pocket on Call contains exactly what you need to make rapid and appropriate decisions without being overwhelmed by extraneous information.

  • Convenient—everything students and junior doctors need at their fingertips, from managing common clinical emergencies to practical prescribing
  • Portable—actually fits in a pocket
  • Illustrated—clear, simple and reproducible explanatory line diagrams enhance the text
  • Customized—written specifically with the inexperienced doctor in mind

With this book in your pocket, you’ll be equipped to tackle being on call appropriately and with confidence.

Contents

‘Getting set’

General introduction

Introduction to on call

Preparing for on-call work

Acutely unwell patients

Being alerted to unwell patients

Remembering the alphabet … the ‘A, B, C, D, E’

assessment

The patient with chest pain

The patient with shortness of breath

The patient with an upper GI bleed

The acutely collapsed patient

The fitting patient

The patient with acute abdominal pain

The patient with sepsis

The patient in cardiac arrest

The fallen patient

The patient with a transfusion reaction

The patient with hyperkalaemia

The patient with an acute stroke

The patient with low urine output

Situations and communication

Talking to micro …

Presenting to seniors

Ordering portable plain chest radiographs (CXRs)

Certifying the deceased patient

The post-take ward round

Blood bank, blood products, and massive haemorrhage protocols

Needlestick injury

Prescribing

Safe prescribing

Analgesia

Anti-emetics

Fluid prescribing

Bibliography

Index

Author Bio

Andrew Stewart, SHO in Anaesthetics and Critical Care, Sheffield, UK

Related Subjects

  1. Medicine
  2. General Medicine

Name: Pocket On Call (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: By Andrew StewartSeries Editor: Rory Mackinnon. This genuinely pocket-sized guide to being on call is ideal for medical students and newly qualified junior doctors seeking a convenient and concise handbook to refer to in busy clinical settings. Clear, concise and systematic, Pocket on Call contains...
Categories: Medicine, General Medicine