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 overwhelming or extrane
�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.