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Point-Of-Care Ultrasound
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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. 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.
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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 Index

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"The authors of this book have struck the ideal balance between breadth and depth of coverage. Point-of-Care Ultrasound contains nearly all the detail of a textbook, yet it reads and functions like a handbook. The included electronic version is an exceptional format to view the book. In general, this book has something to offer healthcare providers across specialties regardless of their level of ultrasound expertise." -Daniel A. Sweeney, MD (Critical Care Medicine, August 2015, Volume 43, Number 8) 2015 BMA Medical Book Awards: Highly Commended in Internal Medicine 2015 BMA Medical Book Awards: BMA President's Choice Award

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