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.
Author: Gregg A. Adams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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. Features a logical, highly templated format so you can locate key information quickly. Provides updated content and references, keeping you on the cutting edge of current, evidence-based information. Includes the latest information on postoperative management of common surgical problems, complications, fluid/electrolyte management, and emergencies such as shock, hemorrhage, and cardiovascular crises. Also includes an up-to-date guide on bedside ultrasound and procedures. Highlights critical information, reducing the likelihood of error. 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.
Each problem includes differential diagnosis, a diagnostic database, and treatment plans. Refer to this handy manual when you're "on call" and have valuable information readily at your fingertips when you need it the most.
Author: Leonard G. Gomella
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
This convenient, pocket-sized manual from the author of the popular Clinician's Pocket Reference covers problems most often encountered by residents when "on call" on surgical services. Each problem includes differential diagnosis, a diagnostic database, and treatment plans. Refer to this handy manual when you're "on call" and have valuable information readily at your fingertips when you need it the most. Features: contributions from surgery residents and attendings from around the country, new chapter on the management of common surgical complications, new chapter on enteral and parenteral nutrition, "Immediate Action" entries to certain emergency problems, and Problems at top of each page allow rapid identification.
This book is written as a 'survival guide', covering common presentations in the emergency, ward and clinic setting, with detailed descriptions of simple surgical procedures.
Author: Nabeela Ahmed
Publisher: Libri Publishing
On-call in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is aimed at junior trainees working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This book is written as a 'survival guide', covering common presentations in the emergency, ward and clinic setting, with detailed descriptions of simple surgical procedures. It is unique in its attention to handson practical advice, with full-color pictures and easy to follow procedure storyboards. What's new in the 2nd edition? The 2nd edition sees an entirely new chapter dedicated to the 'Operating Theatre', with details of how to prep and scrub for theatre and common maxillofacial surgical instruments. There are also added procedures in the final chapter, together with additional content throughout the book and even more full-colour pictures. On-call in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery continues to be the only handbook that no junior trainee should be without. What's inside: * Essentials - From teeth to anatomy to drug dosing, it's all there. * Emergency Department - Facial trauma, orofacial infections, and much more. * OperatingTheatre - Everything you need to know about how to scrub, drape patients and the names of surgical instruments. * Ward - Feel like you need to know more about IV fluids or Warfarin dosing? Look no further. * Clinic - 'What tests do I order pre-operatively? How do I consent for this procedure?' We provide all the answers. * Procedures - Step-by-step guides that make procedures like splinting a tooth or bridle-wiring a mandibular fracture easy.
The ON CALL Series *Concise and portable for “on-the-spot” treatment advice *Comprehensive overview of the initial evaluation and treatment *Features the most frequently encountered problems in a specialty *Includes laboratory and ...
Author: Alan Lefor
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
The ON CALL Series *Concise and portable for “on-the-spot” treatment advice *Comprehensive overview of the initial evaluation and treatment *Features the most frequently encountered problems in a specialty *Includes laboratory and diagnostic tests, procedures, and commonly used medications *Perfect for residents and students on the wards Over 80 of the most common internal medicine problems. Thoroughly revised to reflect current practices and treatment options.
ON - CALL COVERAGE One particular factor associated with technologist
dissatisfaction and “ burnout " has been demanding on - call schedules . Patient
care demands that there will be times when a vascular laboratory study needs to
Author: Mark K. Eskandari
Vascular Surgery: Therapeutic Strategies brings together the best, current strategies for therapeutic and clinical practices. This text is a manual for survival in the new healthcare environment, providing a comprehensive exploration of vascular treatment options. Vascular Surgery: Therapeutic Strategy reviews all of the pertinent vascular beds, including the carotid arteries, thoracic outlet, upper extremity, abdominal and thoracic aortas, and the venous system. Additionally, the authors guide readers to a new level of understanding of the rationale for healthcare changes and how vascular surgeons can best position their practices to meet the challenges and demands of this new era, including coverage of new endovascular technologies and how they should be best applied. The authors are nationally and internationally renowned experts in their areas and frequent speakers at international conferences. Together their recent publications have changed clinical practice.
Call Night 3 Emily R. Winslow For most new surgical interns , the call night is
approached with some trepidation . There is no question that being on call can ,
at times , be laborious and stressful . At other times , it is equally exhilarating ...
Author: Jeremy Goodman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This survival guide provides all the information that is essential for a surgical internship, including daily routine, rounds, chart reviews, preoperative and postoperative care, operating room conduct, radiology, critical care, and interaction with families, colleagues, and allied health professionals. Comprehensive sections on common problems in general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, and plastic surgery present evaluation, diagnostic testing, and treatment in an easy-to-follow format. Other chapters cover crashing patients, tubes and drains, bleeding, codes, and nutrition.
Although several successful models exist, the following aspects should be
preserved: In general, coverage is split into emergency general surgery, trauma,
and surgical critical care. Whenever possible, a separate individual should be “ on call” ...
Author: Salomone Di Saverio
This pocket manual is a practically oriented, wide-ranging guide to acute care surgery general aspects and to non-gastrointestinal emergencies. It covers the most common problems in thoracic, obstetric, gynecologic, anorectal, vascular and skin surgery and also includes chapters on postoperative complications in bariatric surgery, antibiotic management, nutrition and interventional radiology in acute care surgery. This guide stems from collaboration with the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and aims to provide general surgeons, residents and trainees with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the most relevant operative techniques and with useful "tips and tricks" applicable in daily clinical practice. A second volume on gastrointestinal and abdominal surgical emergencies is also available.
... general surgery.12 In the introduction of the article, it was pointed out that: • “A
majority of surgeons take ED call 5–10 days ... “Many surgeons provide on-call
services simultaneously at two or more hospitals, and a notable number say they
Author: LD Britt
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Acute Care Surgery is a comprehensive textbook covering the related fields of trauma, critical care, and emergency general surgery. The full spectrum of Acute Care Surgery is expertly addressed, with each chapter highlighting cutting-edge advances in the field and underscoring state-of-the-art management paradigms. In an effort to create the most definitive reference on Acute Care Surgery, an evidence-based approach is emphasized for all content included. Also, notable controversies are discussed in detail often accompanied by data-driven resolutions.
The shortage of on-call surgical specialist coverage: a national survey of
emergency department directors. Acad Emerg Med 2010;17:1378; with
permission.) Fig. 3. Number of CAQ in surgery of the hand. evaluated in
Author: Jennifer Waljee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This issue focuses on the integration of health services research into clinical practice. It provides an overview of the field of health services research for the practicing hand surgeon and highlights pertinent topics that can inform clinical care in any practice setting.
Continuity of care was no issue because the acute care patient became the
patient of the on-call surgeon. Resident training was ... to take emergency call.
Our service is a trauma, critical care, emergency surgery unit as described in this
Author: Edward M. Copeland
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Year Book of Surgery brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in surgery, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed! The Year Book of Surgery is published annually in September, and includes topics such as: Trauma; Burns; Critical Care; Transplantation; Surgical Infection; Would Healing; Oncology; Vascular Surgery; and General Thoracic Surgery.
At St. Paul Ramsey, there were three surgical services—red was the trauma
service, green wasthe general surgery service,andyellow was the burn service.
There were six attending surgeons: Dr. John Perry, Dr. Frank Quattlebaum, Dr.
Author: J. Lottmann, MD
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On Call is the true story of a female rural surgeon. There aren’t very many rural surgeons around, so this is an uncommon story. It spans a thirty-year practice from 1981 to 2011, after her schooling and training. Dr. Lottmann explains the distinctive nature of a rural surgery practice and how it differs from an urban practice. She explains the scope of general surgery and how her particular surgical caseload changed over that thirty-year period. Surgery has changed a lot since she began her career either because of medical developments or new surgical apparatus. For a rural surgeon, it has become a challenge to offer the most up-to-date procedures in a small rural hospital because of the cost of having the very latest equipment. In On Call, Dr. Lottman takes us through her training, her practice, some of her most memorable cases, her triumphs, and some of her many challenges. She also considers the challenges of being a wife and mother as well as being a surgeon—frequently, the only surgeon in town. Dr. Lottmann hopes that her story will encourage medical students to pursue a career in rural surgery because there is a great need for them in this country.
On one extreme is the observation of Rothschild and colleagues26 that in a
subset of surgeons who had had less than 6 hours of “sleep opportunity” before
an elective case (measured between the end of an emergency case while on call
Author: Robert M. Sade M.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
According to popular belief, technical skill is far more important for surgeons than thoughtful deliberation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although surgeons must sometimes make decisions rapidly on the basis of incomplete evidence and must respond to unexpected catastrophes in the operating room rapidly, those events are intermittent - most of the time surgeons deliberate on diagnostic problems and thoughtfully manage postoperative care, which is often intellectually challenging. The relationship of surgeons with their patients is, in a real sense, far more intimate and trusting than that of any other professional, a claim that is supported by the fact that patients surrender their bodies to their surgeons in a state of total helplessness and vulnerability when they undergo anesthesia. Because of that responsibility, no other professional group has a greater sense of dedication to the welfare of their patients than surgeons. Surgical culture is deeply steeped in ethics, and surgeons confront and resolve ethical dilemmas as much or more than most other professionals, although they often may not recognize the situations they resolve are problems in ethics - they are just part of the daily routine. This book is a compendium of articles from the recent surgical literature that address ethical issues chosen by surgeons because they are controversial and pertinent to the practice of surgery. The reader will not find a great deal of sophisticated dissection of fine philosophical distinctions in these discussions of ethical conflicts and controversies in surgery. Instead, they will discover differing viewpoints from thoughtful essayists, mostly surgeons, whose feet are firmly in contact with the ground and who have extensive experience in the real world of surgery, medicine, and law.
Eat It is very easy to forget to eat when you are on call but, if you are hungry, your
performance – in terms of speed, judgement and manual dexterity – will suffer.
You will also feel tetchy and hard-done-by; not qualities likely to impress your ...
Author: Miles D Witham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The world of medical training moves on and, to reflect these changes, a new edition of this Crash Course has been developed. The traditional House Officer year is now a two-year Foundation programme with an expanded syllabus and exposure to many more specialties. Fundamentally, however, the challenges remain the same - working in new environments, collaborating with new colleagues and facing up to new clinical responsibilities. This new edition of the ‘survival guide’ continues to provide the support and advice of its predecessor. To reflect the recent changes, there is a new chapter on the Foundation years as well as updated chapters on medical and surgical emergencies to incorporate current guidelines, and an enhanced chapter on ECG interpretation. This book should help you survive the occasional stormy voyage through the Foundation years and enable you to keep things in perspective. Concise coverage of the essentials for on-the-ward reference Symptom-based approach to acute medical and surgical presentations, with differential diagnoses and management Separate sections on spotting and managing medical emergencies and surgical emergencies Step-by-step guide to practical procedures Enhanced chapter on ECG interpretation New chapter on the Foundation Programme
I recently fitted a tinted lens for a movie star dog with a large pupil resulting from a
previous eye problem and surgery . But if your dog is squinty , it's probably best
just to keep him in the shade and spare him the surgery . " A much easier ...
Author: Matthew Hoffman
Describes home remedies for common dog illnesses and conditions and discusses behavior, care, and feeding
The hybrid model was defined as a combination of EGS patient care coverage by
both ACS and GSS. Most sites (79%) had a 24- hour surgeon call coverage
structure for EGS patients. Coverage consisted of a different surgeon on call each
Author: Kimberly A. Davis
Unique book provides comprehensive discussion of MIS versus traditional techniques in modern Acute Care Surgery The combination of a surgeon shortage and poor access to emergency surgical care led to establishment of the Acute Care Surgery paradigm and subspecialty in 2003. Concurrently, minimally invasive approaches revolutionized surgical practice in the 21st century. In the U.S., acute care surgeons stand at the front line of patient care for emergency general surgery, trauma, and surgical critical care, and thus are positioned to positively impact healthcare delivery and costs. Surgical Decision Making in Acute Care Surgery by renowned surgeons Kimberly Davis and Raul Coimbra is the first text that comprehensively discusses when to use minimally invasive techniques and advanced technology versus traditional open procedures in acute traumatic and non-traumatic surgical emergencies. The text begins with three opening chapters covering the background of the Acute Care Surgery subspecialty, anatomic and physiological considerations, and the impact of acute surgical illness on pre- and post-operative critical care decisions. Subsequent chapters outline surgical approaches for commonly encountered acute conditions. Trauma chapters cover interventions for cervical, blunt and penetrating abdominal, and thoracic injuries. Emergency general surgery topics run the gamut from appendicitis to emergency management of paraesophageal hernias and esophageal perforations. An impressive group of senior surgeons and younger rising stars in American surgery share their expertise throughout the book. Key Highlights Disease-specific chapters include epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic tools, treatment strategies, surgical techniques, cost analyses, complications, and national guidelines where available Subchapters feature expert commentary on preceding chapters, including clinical pearls and controversies (e.g. operative vs. nonoperative management) In-depth discussion of surgical decision making encompasses the type of surgical approach, as well as indications and contraindications for MIS The roles of MIS procedures such as laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, radiology-based percutaneous techniques, as well as endovascular surgery are examined The quintessential resource on contemporary Acute Care Surgery practice, this is a must-read for residents, junior faculty, and practicing surgeons in this discipline.
Emergency Surgery provides both a practical guide and an understanding of the issues that need to be considered in the management of emergency surgery patients.
Author: Adam Brooks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Emergency Surgery provides both a practical guide and an understanding of the issues that need to be considered in the management of emergency surgery patients. It presents a clear account of the key issues involved in the assessment, investigation, resuscitation and surgical management of patients who present to the on-call emergency team. It considers the full breadth of issues encountered in these patients including anaesthesia, pre-op resuscitation/optimization, and initial post-operative care including preliminary high dependency/critical care, as well as the complications and acute issues found in acute surgical patients on the ward. It is ideal for surgical trainees as well as trainees from other specialties involved in the care of these complex and challenging patients. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.
In adults we administer a cephalosporin, 1–2 g parenterally, the night before surgery and on call to the operating room. This antibiotic is continued
intravenously in the postoperative period at 1 g every six hours until oral intake is
Author: B.J. Harlan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
difficult, to represent it as the surgeon sees it, and to understand the anat omy, which is not always visible. In part, this was accomplished by paint ing on both surfaces of transparent paper to create the illusion of looking through superficial layers to the deeper structures. A combination of color media, including colored pencil, graphite, carbon, pastels, and transparent and opaque watercolors, enabled me to convey the field with minimal loss of reality or dimension. Of equal importance was the availability, for every illustration, of direct surgical observation, surgical photographs, fresh specimens, and the surgical instruments. The sequence of creation was first the discus sion of desired illustrations, then a rough sketch, consultation with the surgeons, finished pencil drawing, another consultation, and finally the color rendering. These color renderings were then checked against actual surgery for accuracy in representation of tissues, instrumentation, tissue responses to manipulation, and consistency of representation. From these processes evolved a technique that facilitated the flow of information, in logical sequence, from one step to the next and from one procedure to another, always focusing the attention of the audience toward what is pertinent and away from the extraneous.