This up-to-date, revised edition on ultrasound in anesthesia has now been expanded to cover the important areas of pain management and critical care, and includes the new Royal College of Anaesthetists' guidelines for using ultrasound in anesthesia and intensive care. A comprehensive, practical guide, it explains the benefits of ultrasound for all essential practices, ranging from vascular access and local anesthetic blocks in adults and children, to cardiac assessment, trauma and intensive care practice, pain management and more. Additional resources include over 100 still and video clips, allowing the reader to view ultrasound sequences while reading the relevant chapter. Written by ultrasound experts, this is the perfect introductory text for medical consultants and any trainee or medical student who needs a step-by-step guide to how ultrasound works, how to use it themselves, how to get the best images and when to ask a sonographer for help.
List of contributors; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Glossary; 1. Principles of medical ultrasound Graham Arthurs and Trevor Frankel; 2. Ultrasound to aid vascular access Philip Haslam; 3. Diagnostic echocardiolography Tom Ingram; 4. The role of echocardiography in the haemodynamically unstable patient in critical care and the operating theatre Paul James, Julian Skoyles and Henry Skinner; 5. Transesophageal diagnostic Doppler monitoring Robert Kong; 6. Ultrasound in critical care David Southern and Dylan John; 7. Ultrasound and airway management Thomas M. Hemmerling and Marilu Giacalone; 8. The use of ultrasound in the traumatised patient and the acute abdomen Angie Lloyd-Jones, Owen Rees and David A. Parker; 9. The use of ultrasound to aid local anesthetic nerve blocks in adults Barry Nicholls, Stephan Kapral, Peter Marhofer and Alice Roberts; 10. US guided nerve blocks in children Steve Roberts and Alasdair Howie; 11. Cranial ultrasound in the newborn Owen Arthurs; 12. The use of ultrasound in acute gynecology and pregnancy assessment William Taylor; 13. Ocular ultrasonography Thomas M. Hemmerling and Marilu Giacalone; 14. Use of ultrasound in assessing soft tissue injury Geoff Hide; 15. The use of ultrasound in pain management Shyam Balasubramanian and Arasu Rayen; Index.