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Rapid Response Situations. Management in Adult and Geriatric Hospitalist Medicine

  • ID: 5349938
  • Book
  • September 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
Practically focused and evidence based, Rapid Response Situations: Management in Adult and Geriatric Hospitalist Medicine compiles the essential information needed by rapid response teams (RRT) for early intervention at the bedside of an acutely ill patient. This portable resource is ideal for hospitalists and other members of the RRT, offering step-by-step coverage of the assessment and stabilization information most needed at the time of emergency.
  • Addresses the most common rapid response situations in a brief, highly templated, and bulleted format designed for quick reference at the point of care. 

  • Step-by-step coverage includes: 

    • Which stabilization measures to implement 

    • Which tests to order and why 

    • Which medications to administer, including dosage 

    • Which specialists to consult for further interventions 

  • A must-have reference for hospitalists, intensivists, ICU nurses, and other rapid response team members, including those working in rural settings with few intensivists or specialists available for consults. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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- Asthma exacerbation

- COPD exacerbation

- Massive hemoptysis


- Massive pulmonary embolism

- Acute partial upper airway obstruction

- Acute complete upper airway obstruction

- Anaphylaxis

- Angioedema


- Acute decompensated heart failure

- Acute coronary syndrome

- Atrial fibrillation

- Hypertensive emergency with encephalopathy

- Hypertensive emergency with hemorrhagic stroke

- Hypertensive emergency with aortic dissection


- Upper GI bleed

- Lower GI bleed

- Acute liver failure

- Acute severe pancreatitis


- Seizure

- Acute increased intracranial pressure

- Syncope

- Acute ischemic stroke

- Myasthenic crisis


- Hypoglycemic crisis

- Thyroid storm

- Myxedema coma

- Diabetic ketoacidosis

- Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state

- Adrenal crisis


- Tumor lysis syndrome

- Hypercalcemia of malignancy

- Febrile neutropenia

- Superior vena cava syndrome


- Acute blood transfusion reaction - circulatory fluid overload

- Acute blood transfusion reaction - acute hemolytic reaction

- Acute blood transfusion reaction - transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI)

- Acute blood transfusion reaction - anaphylactic reaction

- Heparin induced thrombocytopenia

- Disseminated intravascular coagulation

- Acute sickle cell crisis

- Immune thrombocytopenia

- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

- Hemolytic uremic syndrome


- Cardiac catheterization complication: hematoma at the access site at common femoral artery

- Cardiac catheterization complication: retroperitoneal hematoma

- Complication of paracentesis

- Complications of thoracentesis

- Complications of lumbar puncture

- Complications of central line placements
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Gulnara Davu Aliyeva
Dr Aliyeva was born in Azerbaijan, graduated from Azerbaijan State Medical University in 1994, performed public health related work from 1995 through 1998, worked towards Master of Public Health Degree at Emory University in GA, USA from 1998 to 2000. Completed family medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in OR, USA in 2008. Has worked as a medical doctor since then. Also did fellowship in hospital/acute care medicine in Monroe WI, USA from 2013-2014.
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