Critical Care Ultrasonography

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 4, 2009 - Medical - 400 pages
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A complete, hands-on guide to successful image acquisition and interpretation at the bedside

Written by top practitioners in the field, this comprehensive book is filled with practical guidance that helps you master clinical ultrasonography in a critical care environment. Here, you’ll learn exactly how to utilize diagnostic ultrasound as part of the physical exam, as the book examines current evidence supporting its use in the critically ill adult and child.

Organized by body system, Critical Care Ultrasonography features self-contained chapters that can be used as individual reference guides for a range of interventions, from transthoracic echocardiography to echocardiagraphic evaluation of cardiac trauma. Through this in-depth coverage, you’ll get a sense of how this essential technology supports the cross-disciplinary nature of critical care. The book’s authoritative content is reinforced throughout by a full-color presentation and hundreds of concept-clarifying illustrations, figures, and images.


  • Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of ultrasound use in critical care
  • Guidance on ultrasound procedures enables practitioners to use ultrasound for vascular and axial procedures, improving safety and ensuring that nationally recognized compliance standards are upheld
  • Cardiac ultrasound chapters help you assess and monitor the patient’s cardiopulmonary status non-invasively
  • Chapter on Neck and Upper Respiratory Ultrasound offers an overview of little-known techniques that have not been comprehensively described in any other source
  • Full-color presentation, with 495 illustrations that emphasize the basic skills required to visualize anatomic structures and interpret findings

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General Principles and Impact of Ultrasound Use in the ICU
Cardiac Sonography in the ICU
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neck Trunk and Extremities
Ultrasound Guidance for Procedures
Draft Ultrasound Reports by Body Region

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Alexander Levitov, MD, FCCM
Senior Staff, Department of Medicine
Carilion Clinic
Professor, Medicine
Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine
Roanoke, VA

Paul H. Mayo, MD, FCCP
Director, MICU
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH, FCCM
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Senior Staff, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Carilion Clinic
Roanoke, VA
Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine
Roanoke, VA

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