Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound
Ultrasound has revolutionized a physician's ability to make urgent and emergent diagnoses at the bedside, and has changed the management of many acute injuries and conditions. This is a practical, concise introduction to what is rapidly becoming an essential tool for all critical care physicians: bedside emergency ultrasound. The Manual covers the full spectrum of conditions diagnosed using ultrasound and gives practical guidance in how to use ultrasound for common invasive procedures. Major applications are introduced using focused diagnostic questions and reviewing the image-acquisition skills needed to answer them. Images of positive and negative findings are presented, and scanning tips for improving image quality. The second edition has been substantially revised and expanded, with new images, updated literature reviews, new applications and clinical algorithms. New chapters cover additional procedures, musculoskeletal and pediatric applications, and the use of ultrasound in resuscitation. This text is invaluable for emergency physicians at all levels.
- Electronic book text | 344 pages
- 30 Jun 2011
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- 315 b/w illus. 112 colour illus.
'... a useful tool which should be read by all critical care and emergency medicine trainees, and it warrants a place on the shelf in all departments as a quick reference guide.' Anaesthesia '... provides useful information covering both the bread and butter applications as well as more advanced topics and skills.' Annals of Emergency Medicine '... an excellent starting manual for those in anaesthesia and critical care.' British Journal of Anaesthesia
About Vicki E. Noble
Vicki E. Noble MD, RDMS, FACEP is Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Bret P. Nelson MD, RDMS, FACEP is Director of Emergency Ultrasound and Associate Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
Table of contents
Preface; 1. Fundamentals; Part I. Diagnostic Ultrasound: 2. Focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST); 3. Echocardiography; 4. First-trimester ultrasound; 5. Abdominal aortic aneurysm; 6. Renal and bladder; 7. Gallbladder; 8. Deep-vein thrombosis; 9. Chest ultrasound; 10. Ocular ultrasound; 11. Musculoskeletal and soft tissue ultrasound; 12. Gastrointestinal ultrasound; 13. Pediatric ultrasound applications; 14. Ultrasound for the hypotensive patient; 15. Vascular access; 16. Ultrasound for procedure guidance; Index.