Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy

Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy

by Justin Bowra, Russell McLaughlin
     
 

The use of ultrasound in emergency medicine has proved invaluable in answering very specific, time-critical questions, such as the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or of blood in the abdomen after trauma. Unlike other imaging modalities (e.g. CT scan) it is a rapid technique that can be brought to the patient with ease.

This book, Emergency Ultrasound

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Overview

The use of ultrasound in emergency medicine has proved invaluable in answering very specific, time-critical questions, such as the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or of blood in the abdomen after trauma. Unlike other imaging modalities (e.g. CT scan) it is a rapid technique that can be brought to the patient with ease.

This book, Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy, is accessible and easy to use in an emergency. It is aimed mainly at specialists and trainees in emergency medicine, surgery and intensive care; but its broad scope (e.g. rapid diagnosis of DVT) makes it an invaluable addition to the library of any doctor with an interest in ultrasound, whether in primary care or the hospital setting.

  • A pocket-sized and practical guide to the appropriate use of ultrasound in the emergency department.
  • Designed to be used in an urgent situation (e.g. a shocked trauma patient).
  • Written by team of international leading experts.

This Second Edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the major advances in the practice of bedside ultrasound, and reflects the pioneering efforts of individual clinicians and the high-quality portable machines now available. This edition still firmly adheres to the principles of only using ultrasound where it adds value and only asking simple questions that may be readily addressed using ultrasound.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443101502
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Series:
Made Easy Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. How ultrasound works
3. Abdominal aorta
4. Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
5. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
6. The painful hip
7. Central venous access
8. Soft-tissue foreign bodies
9. Draining pleural effusions and ascites
10. Shock and cardiac arrest
11. Renal tract
12. Gallbladder
13. Early pregnancy
14. Getting trained and staying trained
15. Setting up an emergency ultrasound service
16. Conclusion
Appendix 1. Useful paperwork
Appendix 2. Useful organisations
Appendix 3. Further reading

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