Critical Care Ultrasound Manual

Critical Care Ultrasound Manual

1st Edition - July 1, 2012

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  • Authors: Anthony McLean, Stephen Huang
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729540933
  • eBook ISBN: 9780729580939
  • eBook ISBN: 9780729592000

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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.

Key Features

  • Focus on helping readers obtain rapid practical information to assist management decisions.
  • User-friendly layout.
  • Explanatory diagrams, ultrasound images enhance the learning experience. 
  • DVD showing video clips of procedures cross-referenced in the book.
  • Practical tips and cautions are highlighted in Boxes.  
  • MCQs on each chapter allow readers to analyse what they’ve learnt.
  • The Appendices provide a checklist to assist interpretation of transthoracic echocardiogram in a systematic way, and a chapter on Doppler principles for those who wish to prepare the way for Doppler measurements. 

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2012
  • Published: July 1, 2012
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729540933
  • eBook ISBN: 9780729580939
  • eBook ISBN: 9780729592000

About the Authors

Anthony McLean

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head of Discipline, Intensive Care Medicine, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia Director of Intensive Care, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia Director, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory, Nepean Hospital Director, Nepean Institute Critical Care Education and Research Member, Boards of DDU(Critical Care Ultrasound) and CCPU(Critical Care Echo), Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine

Stephen Huang

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Intensive Care Medicine, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia Principal Research Scientist, Intensive Care Unit, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia Director, Nepean Institute of Critical Care Education and Research Member, Curriculum Board for CCPU (Critical Care Echo), Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine

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