BeschreibungThe purpose of this app is to provide a guide for Otolaryngology residents and physicians to calls encountered after hours. It is perfect for junior level residents looking for an easy to use, readily available reference guide.
This call guide is divided into several categories based on the topic. There are currently 35+ unique emergency room consult topics with the ability to add more.
Once you are under the topic in question, there are 5-6 sections.
1.Background: provides helpful information to better understand the diagnosis.
2.What to do when called: probably the most helpful at saving you time. It provides a list of items to have done over the phone to save time once you arrive at the hospital. It is sometimes questions that need to be asked, orders that need to be performed, or supplies that need to be at the bedside.
3.Signs/Symptoms: lists several common signs/symptoms to help you make the diagnosis.
4.Setup: The first line indicates special items you should have when you evaluate the patient, such as a flexible laryngoscope. The following list includes several specific items either in the history or the physical exam that must be addressed when you evaluate the patient.
5.Finish: provides information regarding disposition. This may be as simple as a follow up time course and recommended discharge medications to indications to go STAT to the operating room.
6.Images: If this button exists on the topic then it will reference either radiographs, drawings, or pictures related to the diagnosis that have been acquired by the author.
Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information included in this guide. The author is not responsible for errors, omissions, or any adverse consequences that arise from using the information in this guide. As the field of Otolaryngology is always evolving, when in doubt, always seek further guidance from the literature or colleagues as the ultimate party taking responsibility for the care of your patients is you. Download and use of this application indicates that you have read and agree with the disclaimer.