Point of Care Ultrasound


  • Nilam Soni, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Robert Arntfield, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Pierre Kory, MPA, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

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.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2014
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-7569-9

Table of Contents

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