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Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

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  • Authors:
  • Vicki Noble, Massachussetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Bret Nelson, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Nicholas Sutingco, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511353161

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  • The use of ultrasound has revolutionized the way in which many acute injuries and conditions are managed in emergency department and critical care areas in hospitals. Emergency departments nationwide are outfitted with ultrasound equipment, allowing acute conditions to be diagnosed within critical seconds. This book is a practical and concise introduction to bedside emergency ultrasound for all critical care physicians. It covers the full spectrum of conditions diagnosed via this modality, both for guiding invasive procedures as well as diagnosis in critical-care settings. It introduces the major applications for emergency ultrasound by using focused diagnostic questions and teaching the image-acquisition skills needed to answer these questions. Images of positive and negative findings for each application (FAST, ECHO, etc.) are presented, as well as scanning tips for improved image quality. Each section also contains a review of the literature supporting each application.

    • Literature review for each application
    • Scanning tips for each application
    • Sample protocols for decision making
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    '… it focuses on specific diagnostic questions and then teaches the skills required to acquire the relevant ultrasound images. The book includes images of both positive and negative studies. As well as looking at a wide range of conditions, the book also has a section on using ultrasound to guide basic procedures. This book's major strength is that it is practical and concise and has superb illustrations.' Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

    '… many excellent colour and black/white illustrations. … I would recommend this small booklet as an excellent starting manual for those in anaesthesia and critical care, as it covers just about everything else you need to know at a basic level. The illustrations are clear, well labelled and I think it would provide a good first read for trainees and established clinicians.' A. R. Bodenham, British Journal of Anaesthesia

    '… this well constructed book. … is divided into two main areas: diagnostic ultrasound and procedural ultrasound with an initial chapter on the fundamentals and physics behind ultrasound. The fundamentals chapter … concisely takes the reader through the jargon of ultrasound with clear example pictures and diagrams. … The structure of all the chapters is excellent with good use of diagrams , US images and colour, coupled with a straightforward approach to conducting these scans, posing specific questions that can be answered by ultrasound.' Anaesthesia

    '… the authors effectively use drawings to illustrate the anatomy and include several images of normal and abnormal for each finding. … The Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound is a good introduction to emergency ultrasound. It is clear, fits in your pocket and provides useful information covering both the bread and butter applications as well as more advanced topics and skills.' Annals of Emergency Medicine

    'This is a concise, clearly written text that describes the contemporary use of sonography in the practice of emergency and critical care medicine. … it is timely and eminently readable for the trainee and practitioner of emergency and critical care medicine.' Critical Care Medicine

    'There is a useful troubleshooting section in each chapter providing scanning tips to improve technique and quality of the view. … it would be an interesting read for practising sonographer as well as anyone keen to find out more about the role of US in ED practise.' International Emergency Nursing

    'Overall this is a delightful little book, easy to read and presented in a logical manner, and will surely be successful with its intended audience. Interestingly the book contains useful CT images to illustrate the ultrasound images.' Clinical Radiology

    'This book provides the emergency physician with all the essential information required to perform focused ultrasound to level 2 standard. The chapters are concise and easy to read with excellent diagrams and images to allow the reader to recognise what is normal and abnormal. It is written with the emergency physician in mind and provides numerous clinical algorithms illustrating the role of focused ultrasound in the clinical decision making process.' Chris Blakeley, Mayday Hospital

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511353161
    • contains: 16 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Fundamentals
    2. Focused assessment with sonography in trauma
    3. Echocardiography
    4. First trimester ultrasound
    5. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
    6. Renal and bladder ultrasound
    7. Gallbladder ultrasound
    8. Deep vein thrombosis
    9. Vascular access
    10. Procedural ultrasound
    11. Ocular ultrasound
    12. Chest ultrasound
    13. Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    14. Sinus ultrasound.

  • Authors

    Vicki Noble, Massachussetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Vicki Noble received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York and became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in 2004. She is a Fellow of the Amercian College of Emergency Physicians and is the Ultrasound Section subcommittee chair for education and practice standards. She has been awarded the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Excellence Award as well as being nominated for the Harvard University Medical School Teaching award and the Brian McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has taught extensively in emergency ultrasound both in the United States and internationally. She is currently practicing in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound.

    Bret Nelson, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
    Dr Bret Nelson has lectured on ultrasound throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is co-author of the Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated (Cambridge University Press). He is a member of the national faculty of the Sonoran ultrasound course, The Difficult Airway Course, the international faculty of WINFOCUS, and has led a number of CME conferences on basic and advanced ultrasound. He has earned teaching awards from Harvard Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was named Attending of the Year by the Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine residents. The Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education recently selected him as a Master Educator level member.

    Nicholas Sutingco, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Dr Nicholas Sutingco is a board-certified Staff Emergency Physician currently in community practice at the INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital and at The Fauquier Hospital in Virginia. He is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound QI/QA at these institutions. He received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital). He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is RDMS-eligible in 2007. He has taught courses in emergency ultrasound during his residency in Boston and currently within the INOVA (Northern Virginia) hospital system.

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