This convenient quick-reference guide offers complete coverage of topics related to the acute care management of patients in the critical care setting. The spiral-bound format provides quick, easy access to information on disorders, treatment, assessment, monitoring, and drug therapy. It also features helpful formulas, laboratory values, and scoring tools. The spiral binding and handy pocket size make this an ideal clinical companion. Waterproof and stain-resistant pages keep your PDQ reference guide performing like new in any clinical setting. Color-coded tabs and a concise index make it easy to quickly locate key information. Provides at-a-glance access to commonly used clinical information, such as formulas, conversions, and lab values. New content on Bispectral monitoring (BIS), levels of hypoxemia, neurologic emergency conditions, and an updated pulse rating scale keep you up to date with the latest advances in the field. New strategies for preventing ventilator-acquired pneumonia help you reduce the occurrence of this complication. Expanded coverage includes updated information on modes of mechanical ventilation and Intracranial Pressure (ICP). Coverage of pain assessment for the patient who cannot respond offers tips for providing better patient care. New illustrations visually reinforce essential concepts, such as defibrillation positions and venous waveform. An increased emphasis on safety issues provides tips and guidelines for providing safe, effective patient care. Pocket-sized for portability, these new quick-reference resources provide quick, easy access to the information you need to know! Water- and stain-resistant pages stand up to the daily wear-and-tear of the clinical setting.