On Call Surgery, 4th Edition
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.
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Adams: On Call Surgery, 4th edition
Introduction 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. 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 27. Seizures 28. Shortness of Breath 29. Syncope 30. Trauma 31. Tubes and Drains 32. Ultrasound at the bedside 33. Urine Output Changes 34. Wounds and Surgical Site Infections
Appendices 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
Gregg A. Adams, MD, FACS, Staff Surgeon, Director of Surgical Education, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA; Clinical Instructor, Department of General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, Stephen D. Bresnick, MD, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, Jared Forrester, MD, Resident in Surgery, General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California and Graeme Rosenberg, MD