Key Features

  • A pocket-sized and practical guide to the appropriate use of ultrasound in the emergency department.
  • Designed to be used in an urgent situation (e.g. a shocked trauma patient).
  • Written by team of international leading experts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

How ultrasound works

Abdominal aorta

Focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) and EFAST

Lung and thorax

Focused echocardiography and volume assessment

Renal tract

Gallbladder and common bile duct

Early pregnancy

Ultrasound guided procedures

Nerve blocks

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Musculoskeletal and soft tissues

Soft-tissue foreign bodies

Emergency ultrasound in combat/austere settings

Conclusion

Appendix 1. Useful paperwork: logbook sheet

Appendix 2. Useful organisations

Appendix 3. Further reading

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702048722
Print ISBN:
9780702041907

About the authors

Justin Bowra

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Emergency Medicine Training, Sydney Adventist Hospital; Senior Emergency Physician, Royal North Shore and Sydney Adventist Hospitals; Senior Lecturer, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, Australia

Russell McLaughlin

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Director, Emergency Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK