Critical Care Ultrasound
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.Table of Contents
- 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.
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"This is a multiauthored, comprehensive book of ultrasound applications in the management of critically ill patients. Chapters are well written and beautifully illustrated with multicolor line drawings, tables, and images. All references are listed online and represent primary literature and date to within one to two years of publication. Frequently, links to abstracts are available with online reference lists. Also provided is a selection of videos of varying lengths, which includes presentation of the fundamentals as well as specialized images for particular diagnoses. The table of contents groups chapters by body region while a detailed subject index includes specific identification of figures."-David J. Dries, MD(University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody Review: 4 stars
By Philip Lumb, MB, BS, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Keck Medical Center of USC, Department of Anesthesiology