This book provides a practically applicable guide to the use of ultrasound in the care of acutely and critically ill patients. It is laid out in two sections. The first section attempts to take a comprehensive approach to specific systems of examination taking an organ focused approach covering techniques including Focussed Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) scanning and venous sonography. The second section presents a range of specific cases enabling the reader to develop an understanding of how to apply these methodologies effectively into their day-to-day clinical practice.
Ultrasound in the Critically Ill: A Practical Guide describes how to use ultrasound technologies in day-to-day clinical practice. Therefore, it is an ideal resource for all trainee and practicing physicians who utilize these technologies on a day-to-day basis.
Andrew Walden, MBBS, PhD, is affiliated with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Andrew Campbell, FRCA, FFICM, is affiliated with the Wrexham Maelor Hospital Department of Critical Care Medicine, UK
Ashley Miller is an Intensivist at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals. His specialist area of interest is Intensive Care ultrasonography. The 1st person to become British Society of Echocardiography accredited in Critical Care Echocardiography, he is a BSE committee member and examiner. He has co-authored guidelines for the BSE on assessing fluid responsiveness with echocardiography. He is an elected ICS council member and co-chair of the Focussed Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC) committee where he has helped introduce a modular curriculum and accreditation pathway for Intensive Care ultrasonography.
Matthew Wise, BA, MA, MB, BChir (Cantab), MRCP (Lond), FFICM, DPhil (Oxon), is affiliated with the University Hospital of Wales Department of Adult Critical Care, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Physics of Ultrasound.- Preparation and Image Optimisation.- Clinical Governance.- Airway Ultrasound.- Basic Lung Ultrasound.- Advanced Lung Ultrasound.- Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography.- Advanced Transthoracic Echocardiography.- Transoesophageal Echocardiography.- FAST Scanning.- Renal Tract Ultrasound.- Abdominal Ultrasound - Liver, Spleen and Biliary Tree.- Abdominal Ultrasound - Bowel and Peritoneum.- Vascular Access.- Venous Sonography.- Neuro-ophthalmic Ultrasound.- Cranial Doppler.- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.- The Haemodynamically Unstable Patient.- The Unconscious Polytrauma Patient.- The Patient with Acute Breathlessness.- The Patient Difficult to Wean from Mechanical Ventilation.- The Patient with Acute Kidney Injury.- The Patient with Acute Abdominal Pain.