Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound [NOOK Book]


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 ...

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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.

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is a pocket-sized guide to ultrasound use in acute medicine from the perspective of emergency medicine practitioners.
Purpose: The book discusses the capability and limitations of ultrasound, while emphasizing point-of-care applications.
Audience: Emergency medicine and critical care physicians seeking an introduction to this topic are an appropriate audience for a collection of presentations featuring emergency department programs in North America.
Features: After a review of ultrasound physics, the book describes diagnostic studies, including hepatobiliary, trauma, pelvic, testicular, and ocular applications. Ultrasound, which complements specific procedures, is then described in the final third of the book. Procedures include vascular access, thoracentesis, paracentesis, pericardiocentesis, and endotracheal intubation. A final group of chapters describe the approach to the hypotensive patient, chest pain, and abdominal pain. Line drawings and photographs reproduce with excellent quality. Usually a small number of references featuring primary literature dating to within one year of publication or important secondary sources are included with each chapter. A brief table of contents lists chapter names while a highly detailed subject index includes separate citations for figures or illustrations.
Assessment: This is an excellent pocket-sized introduction with outstanding illustrations and key references. It could easily accompany an introductory course in ultrasound for acute medical practitioners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071604901
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 53 MB
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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

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Table of Contents

Contributor List
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
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