Critical Care Ultrasound Manual - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729540933, 9780729592000

Critical Care Ultrasound Manual

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780729540933
eBook ISBN: 9780729592000
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 1st July 2012


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


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