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.
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
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