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

Point of Care Ultrasound

1st Edition

Authors: Nilam Soni Robert Arntfield Pierre Kory
eBook ISBN: 9780323262583
Paperback ISBN: 9781455775699
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th August 2014
Page Count: 416

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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

Section IX: Clinical Scenarios and Protocols

Chapter 38: Dyspnea and Acute Respiratory Failure

Chapter 39: Abdominal Pain

Chapter 40: Hypotension and Shock

Chapter 41: Trauma

Chapter 42: Cardiac Arrest

Section X: Ultrasound Program Management

Chapter 43: Competence, Credentialing, and Certification

Chapter 44: Equipment, Image Archiving, and Billing



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About the Author

Nilam Soni

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Division of General & Hospital Medicine and Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Robert Arntfield

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine and Division of Critical Care Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Pierre Kory

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin