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Ideal for any on-call professional, resident, or medical student, this best-selling reference by Drs. Gregg A. Adams, Stephen D. Bresnick, Jared Forrester, and Graeme Rosenberg covers the common problems you’ll encounter while on call without direct supervision in the hospital. On Call Surgery, 4th Edition, fits perfectly in your pocket, ready to provide key information in time-sensitive, challenging situations. You’ll gain speed, skill, and knowledge with every call - from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.
- Highlights medications, doses, and critical information in a second color for fast reference.
- Features a logical, highly templated format so you can locate key information quickly.
- Delivers consistent, easy-to-follow coverage of the most common on-call problems and approaches, including what to do from the initial phone call, questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation, "Elevator Thoughts," how to immediately identify major threats to life, what to do at the bedside, and how to avoid common mistakes for every call.
- Provides updated content and references, as well as an up-to-date drug formulary, keeping you on the cutting edge of current, evidence-based information.
- NEW! Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Adams: On Call Surgery, 4th edition
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
12. Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-base Status
13. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
14. Glucose Management and Surgical Nutrition
17. Hypotension and Shock
19. Intravenous Access
20. Leg Pain
21. Mental Status Changes
22. Nausea and Vomiting
23. Pain Management
24. Preoperative Preparation
25. Pronouncing Death
26. Postoperative Bleeding
28. Shortness of Breath
31. Tubes and Drains
32. Ultrasound at the bedside
33. Urine Output Changes
34. Wounds and Surgical Site Infections
A. Adult Emergency Cardiac Care Algorithms
B. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Drugs and Electrical Therapy
C. Reading X-rays, Reading EKGs
D. Outlines of Common Surgical Notes
E. Antibiotic Standard Doses and Indications for Patients with Normal Renal Function
F. Proprietary Names of Common Medications
G. On-Call Formulae