A solution-oriented synopsis of the majority of issues faced in the on call setting, i.e. communication, assessment of the patient, problem identification and treatment. On call physio situations are usually respiratory but may arise in any type of unit. All these are addressed as well as the other commonest scenarios. Text is presented as lists and bullet points as much as possible, with 50 per cent of the book presenting information in charts, algoriths or diagrams. It is designed to fit with the UK National assessment tool and Phase 2 of this is a national teaching programme to be launched in 2002. This book is expected to become a standard text for that course but it also stands alone as a useful text for physios everywhere in its own right. Pocket sized with a flexicover, it is designed for quick and easy on the job reference.