Critical Care Ultrasonography - 1st Ed.- 50% OFF SALE

Date of Original Release: 1/1/2009
Length: 384 pages

Product Code: CCUS

Price: $87.50
Code: CCUS



A complete, hands-on guide to successful image acquisition and interpretation at the bedside. Written by top practitioners in the field, this all-in-one text/DVD bundle 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.


    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
  • Companion DVD features video clips that cover pediatric critical care, goal-directed echocardiography in the ICU, echocardiographic evaluation of valve function and endocarditis, and more!
Topics & Objectives


Table of contents



Section I: General Principles and Impact of Ultrasound Use in the ICU

1. The Use of Ultrasound in the ICU: Potential Impact on Care
2. Physics of Sound, Ultrasound, and Doppler Effect and its Diagnostic Utility
3. Transducers, Image Formation, and Artifacts
4. Training of the Critical Care Physician as Sonographer
5. Pediatric Critical Care: Use of Bedside Ultrasonography

Section II: Cardiac Sonography in the ICU

6. Goal-Directed Echocardiography in the ICU
7. Transthoracic Echocardiography: Image Acquisition and Transducer Manipulation
8. Transesophageal Echocardiography: Image Acquisition and Transducer Manipulation
9. Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Function and Hydration Status
10. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Preload Responsiveness
11. Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Monitoring of Right Ventricular Function
12. Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Cardiac Tamponade
13. Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Monitoring of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Associated Complications
14. Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathies
15. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Septic Shock
16. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Valve Function and Endocarditis
17. Echocardiographic Features of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
18. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiac Trauma
19. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiopulmonary Interactions

Section III: Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neck, Trunk, and Extremities

20. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neck and Upper Respiratory System
21. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pleura
22. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lung
23. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdomen
24. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Renal System and the Bladder
25. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pelvis
26. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Peripheral Vascular System

Section IV: Ultrasound Guidance for Procedures

27. Ultrasound-Guided Transthoracic Procedures
28. Ultrasound Guidance for Abdominal and Soft Tissue Procedures
29. Peripheral and Central Neuraxial Blocks in Critical Care Medicine
30. Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access

Course Instructors

Alexander Levitov


Eastern VA Medical School. Dept. of Internal Medicine. Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Norfolk, VA. GUI QI Task Force Committee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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