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Critical Care Ultrasound Manual

Critical Care Ultrasound Manual is a concise step-by-step guide on the assessment of ultrasounds. It trains critical care physicians in applying Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo (RACE) and Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) to sonography principles. Animated video clips of procedures assist the reader in comprehending the content covered in the manual.


Published: July 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-8093-9


  • Chapter 1: Basic 2D ultrasound physics
    Chapter 2: Knobology
    Chapter 3: Common ultrasound artefacts in 2D imaging
    Chapter 4: Transthoracic echocardiogram - views and anatomy
    Chapter 5: RACE outline
    Chapter 6: Left heart assessment
    Chapter 7: Right heart assessment
    Chapter 8: Pericardial assessment
    Chapter 9: Intravascular volume (preload assessment)
    Chapter 10: Other pathologies
    Chapter 11: Vascular ultrasound: rapid Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) assessment
    Chapter 12: Ultrasound-guided vascular access
    Chapter 13: Lung and pleural ultrasound
    Chapter 14: The standard FAST protocol
    Chapter 15: Critical care abdominal ultrasound
    Appendix A: Basic Doppler Physics
    Appendix B: Normal reference values for transthoracic echocardiography
    Appendix C: RACE study checklist and sample report
    Appendix D: Critical care ultrasound level of competency


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