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Main description:

A quick-access practical handbook for the use of ultrasound in critical care and emergency department settings

Point-of-care ultrasound offers a readily available, noninvasive, reproducible modality that can expedite and improve care in the critical care and the emergency setting. This handy guide clarifies basic concepts and provides the hands-on guidance necessary for clinicians to arrive at better therapeutic decisions and perform safer procedures with the use of ultrasound.

Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound opens with important chapters on ultrasound basics, ultrasound orientation, and probe selection, machine controls, and equipment. 22 additional chapters cover organ or system-specific procedural applications and approaches to the trauma patient. You will also find algorithms for the patient with undifferentiated chest pain, dyspnea, hypotension, and abdominal pain. 259 drawings and photographs support the text, illustrating patient positioning, basic views, anatomy, and common pathology.

Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound is the perfect resource for critical care and emergency providers who wish to deepen their knowledge of sonography and broaden their use of ultrasound in the care of their patient.


Contents:

Contributor List
Preface
1. Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound
2. Ultrasound Basics
3. Ultrasound Orientation
4. Probe Selection, Machine Controls, and Equipment
5. Ultrasound of the Aorta
6. Echocardiography
7. Thoracic Ultrasound
8. Ultrasound of the Inferior Vena Cava
9. Ultrasound Evaluation of Peritoneal Fluid
10. Renal and Urinary System Ultrasound
11. Hepatobiliary Ultrasound
12. Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis
13. Testicular Ultrasound
14. Ocular Ultrasound
15. Ultrasound for Deep Venous Thrombosis
16. Soft Tissue and Extremity Ultrasound
17. Ultrasound for Venous Access
18. Ultrasound for Thoracentesis
19. Ultrasound for Paracentesis
20. Ultrasound for Pericardiocentesis and Cardiac Pacing
21. Ultrasound for Arthrocentesis
22. Ultrasound for Endotracheal Intubation
23. Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks
24. Ultrasound in Acute Trauma
25. Approach to the Patient with Undifferentiated Hypotension
26. Approach to the Patient with Undifferentiated Chest Pain and Dyspnea
27. Approach to the Patient with Undifferentiated Abdominal Pain
Index


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 2370004158846
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: August, 2011
Pages: 352

Subcategories: Critical Care Medicine

MEET THE AUTHOR

Kristen A. Carmody, MD, RDMS, RDCS
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Christopher L. Moore, MD, RDMS, RDCS
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
David Feller-Kopman, MD
Director, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD