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Point of Care Ultrasound

With portable, hand-carried ultrasound devices being more frequently implemented in medicine today, Point-of-Care Ultrasound will be a welcome resource for any physician or health care practitioner looking to further their knowledge and skills in point-of-care ultrasound. This comprehensive, portable handbook offers an easy-access format that combines electronic content and peer-reviewed videos to provide comprehensive, non-specialty-specific guidance on this ever-evolving technology.

Paperback, 416 Pages

Published: August 2014

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-7569-9


  • Section I: Fundamental Principles of Ultrasound

    Chapter 1: Evolution of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

    Chapter 2: Ultrasound Physics

    Chapter 3: Transducers

    Chapter 4: Orientation

    Chapter 5: Basic Operation of an Ultrasound Machine

    Chapter 6: Artifacts

    Section II: Lung and Pleura

    Chapter 7: Overview

    Chapter 8: Lung and Pleural Ultrasound Technique

    Chapter 9: Lung Ultrasound Interpretation

    Chapter 10: Pleural Ultrasound Interpretation

    Chapter 11: Lung and Pleural Procedures

    Section III: Heart

    Chapter 12: Overview

    Chapter 13: Cardiac Ultrasound Technique

    Chapter 14: Left Ventricular Function

    Chapter 15: Right Ventricular Function

    Chapter 16: Valves

    Chapter 17: Pericardial Effusion

    Chapter 18: Inferior Vena Cava

    Section IV: Abdomen and Pelvis

    Chapter 19: Gallbladder

    Chapter 20: Kidneys

    Chapter 21: Bladder

    Chapter 22: Abdominal Aorta

    Chapter 23: Abdominal Fluid

    Chapter 24: First Trimester Pregnancy and Normal Female Reproductive System

    Chapter 25: Testicular Ultrasound

    Section V: Vascular System

    Chapter 26: Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis

    Chapter 27: Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis

    Chapter 28: Central Venous Access

    Chapter 29: Peripheral Venous Access

    Chapter 30: Arterial Access

    Section VI: Head and Neck

    Chapter 31: Ocular Ultrasound

    Chapter 32: Thyroid Gland

    Chapter 33: Lymph Nodes

    Section VII: Nervous System

    Chapter 34: Peripheral Nerve Blocks

    Chapter 35: Lumbar Puncture

    Section VIII: Soft Tissues and Joints

    Chapter 36: Skin and Soft Tissues

    Chapter 37: Joints

    Section IX: Clinical Scenarios and Protocols

    Chapter 38: Dyspnea and Acute Respiratory Failure

    Chapter 39: Abdominal Pain

    Chapter 40: Hypotension and Shock

    Chapter 41: Trauma

    Chapter 42: Cardiac Arrest

    Section X: Ultrasound Program Management

    Chapter 43: Competence, Credentialing, and Certification

    Chapter 44: Equipment, Image Archiving, and Billing



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