On Call Principles and Protocols, 5th Edition

On Call Principles and Protocols

5th Edition

By Shane A. Marshall, MD, FRCPC, Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Medicine, King Edward VIIth Memorial Hospital; Director, The Cardiac Echo Lab, Paget, Bermuda and John Ruedy, MDCM, FRCPC, LLD (hon), DMED (hon), Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


  1. Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems
  2. Documentation of On-Call Problems
  3. Assessment and Management of Volume Status
  4. HIV, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer
  5. Patient -Related Problems: The Common Calls

  6. Abdominal Pain
  7. Chest Pain
  8. Combativeness: The Out-of-Control Patient
  9. Confusion/Decreased Level of Consciousness
  10. Decreased Urine Output
  11. Diarrhea
  12. Fall Out of Bed
  13. Fever
  14. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  15. Headache
  16. Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
  17. High Blood Pressure
  18. Hypnotics, Laxatives, Analgesics, and Antipyretics
  19. Hypotension and Shock
  20. Leg Pain
  21. Lines, Tubes, and Drains
  22. Polyuria, Frequency, and Incontinence
  23. Pronouncing Death
  24. Seizures
  25. Shortness of Breath
  26. Skin Rashes and Urticaria
  27. Stroke
  28. Syncope
  29. Transfusion Reactions
  30. Laboratory-Related Problems: The Common Calls

  31. Acid-Base Disorders
  32. Anemia
  33. Calcium Disorders
  34. Coagulation Disorders
  35. Glucose Disorders
  36. Potassium Disorders
  37. Sodium Disorders


   A.   Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Core Drugs and Therapy

   B.   Blood Products

   C.   Reading Electrocardiograms

   D.   Miscellaneous

   E.   SI Units Conversion Table

   F.   The On-Call Formulary