Point of Care Ultrasound - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455775699, 9780323262583

Point of Care Ultrasound

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781455775699
eBook ISBN: 9780323262583
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th August 2014
Page Count: 416


BMA President's Choice Award Winner and Highly Commended in Internal Medicine category at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2015

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.

Key Features

  • Access all the facts with focused chapters covering a diverse range of topics, as well as case-based examples that include ultrasound scans and videos.
  • Understand the pearls and pitfalls of point-of-care ultrasound through contributions from experts at more than 30 institutions.
  • View techniques more clearly than ever before. Illustrations and photos include transducer position, cross-sectional anatomy, ultrasound cross sections, and ultrasound images.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to watch more than 200 ultrasound videos from real-life patients that demonstrate key findings; these videos are complemented by anatomical illustrations and text descriptions to maximize learning. You'll also be able to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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


No. of pages:
© Saunders 2015
eBook ISBN:
eBook ISBN:
Paperback ISBN: