Provides a framework for thinking in urgent situations that addresses the clinical picture, immediate interventions, focused assessment, stabilizing and monitoring, and follow-up assessment and interventions. Covers advanced nursing procedures and concepts associated with 66 urgent clinical situations. Uses a systems approach, organized by symptom and medical diagnosis. Includes an A&P snapshot of the associated system in each section--9 in all. Provides a focused assessment tool for each body system and each clinical problem. Reviews IV therapy, including indications for crystalloids, colloids, or blood products administration. Uses HIPAA/OSHA compliant write-on pages that wipe clean with alcohol.