On Call Psychiatry, 3rd Edition
On Call Series
Be on call with confidence! Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. The pocket-sized titles in the On Call series provide you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! When you're on call...alone...in the middle of the night...they're your answer books for what to do and how to do it quickly—from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.
- Provides easy-to-reference, specialty-specific guidance on how to manage problems that arise while on call without direct supervision.
- Catalogs the calls you are most likely to receive and provides you with the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation.
- Details the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call.
- Reviews the temporary orders appropriate for each call, as well as the general protocol, and the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside.
- Indexes problems by disease as well as by symptoms to expedite your access to the answers you need.
- Includes a comprehensive collection of differential diagnoses and a detailed formulary of commonly used medications—a quick, alphabetically arranged reference for indications, drug dosages, routes of administration, side effects, contraindications, and modes of action.
This is a great little book, and too good to be used only by on-call physicians. It thoroughly covers almost any type of psychiatric emergency, and carefully walks the reader through how to approach and deal with them. Of course this book would be invaluable for on-call psychiatry residents, but all psychiatrists, and indeed all clinicians, should have a copy of this book to refer to.
--Doody's Book Review, 5 stars!
By Carol A. Bernstein, MD, MAT, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, DIO and Senior Assistant Dean for GME,Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education and Director, Residency Training in Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York; Ze'ev Levin, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Director, Residency Training in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York; Molly E. Poag, MD, Associate Chairman for Education, Department of Psychiatry, Lenox Hill Hospital, Clinical Assistant, Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York; and Mort Rubinstein, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, Deputy Associate Chief of StaffCOS, Mental Health, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York