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Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy

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.

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: July 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4190-7


  • Introduction

    How ultrasound works

    Abdominal aorta

    Focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) and EFAST

    Lung and thorax

    Focused echocardiography and volume assessment

    Renal tract

    Gallbladder and common bile duct

    Early pregnancy

    Ultrasound guided procedures

    Nerve blocks

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

    Musculoskeletal and soft tissues

    Soft-tissue foreign bodies

    Emergency ultrasound in combat/austere settings


    Appendix 1. Useful paperwork: logbook sheet

    Appendix 2. Useful organisations

    Appendix 3. Further reading


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