Critical Care Ultrasound - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455753574, 9780323295499

Critical Care Ultrasound

1st Edition

Authors: Philip Lumb
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455753574
eBook ISBN: 9780323295499
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 23rd January 2014
Page Count: 360


For physicians and nurses in critical care medicine, the increased demand and use of ultrasound necessitates further training. Critical Care Ultrasound helps meet that need. A straightforward, practical approach, an abundance of detailed ultrasound images and online video demonstrations provide step-by-step guidance on the principles and effective use of this important imaging modality in both diagnosis and assistance with specific procedures. Coverage includes the latest applications of ultrasound for neurologic critical care; vascular problems; chest; hemodynamic monitoring; and abdominal and emergency uses, as well as assistance in a variety of specific procedures in critical care medicine.

"...the book aims to and succeeds in fulfilling the appetite of different levels of expert in the use of ultrasound – fromthe beginner to the advanced practitioner." Reviewed by British Journal of Anaesthesia, June 2015

"This book is a tremendous resource of practical knowledge and reference material. It will be of great help to trainees, critical care specialists, ICU nursing, allied health professionals, and anyone practicing acute medicine. Editors Philip Lumb and Dimitrios Karakitsos and the contributors are to be congratulated. " Foreword by: Professor Teik E. Oh, AM , University of Western Australia, May 2015

Key Features

  • Incorporate a holistic approach. Visualize all or any parts of the body, tissues, organs and systems in their live, anatomically and functionally interconnected state and in the context of the whole patient’s clinical circumstances.
  • See exactly how it’s done. Numerous ultrasound images and dozens of videos demonstrate the use of ultrasound in critical care.
  • Rely on the guidance of more than 80 different experts from Australia, China, Middle East, Europe, USA, and Canada regarding the current and future use of CCU.
  • Adapt the use of emergency ultrasound in specialized out-of-hospital (i.e., war zones, animals) and in-hospital (i.e., pediatric units) settings. Additionally, issues regarding CCU logistics, training, and education are analyzed for the first time.
  • Access the complete contents, images, and video online at Expert Consult —fully searchable!

Table of Contents

Critical Care Ultrasound


1. Fundamentals: Ultrasound Physics and Principles; Equipment and Imaging Modes; Image Quality and Optimization; Artifacts; Ultrasound Technique and Safety Issues; Emergency Ultrasound; Critical Care Ultrasound



2. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in Neurocritical Care  

3. Transcranial Doppler in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage- Consultant level examination

4. Transcranial Doppler in the diagnosis of cerebral circulatory arrest- Consultant level examination

5. Use of Transcranial Doppler Sonography in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Consultant level examination

6. Ocular ultrasound in the intensive care unit- Consultant level examination

 7. General Chest Ultrasound in Neurocritical Care



8. Overview of the arterial system

9. Ultrasonography for Deep Venous Thrombosis  

10. Ultrasound guided central venous access: the basics  

11. UGVA Trends and Perspectives   

12. How to choose the most appropriate ultrasound guided approach for central line insertion: introducing the rapid central venous assessment (RaCeVA) protocol

13. Pediatric Ultrasound Vascular Access  

14. Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access

15. Percutaneous Inserted Central Catheters

16. Ultrasound Guided Arterial Catheterization  

17. Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)- Consultant level examination   

18. Ultrasound Guided Placement of IVC Filters- Consultant level examination


19. Lung Ultrasound: the basics



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About the Author

Philip Lumb

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Keck Medical Center of USC, Department of Anesthesiology