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Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography
Other Titles: Emergency Ultrasonography manual
Authors: Zakynthinos, Epaminondas
Tsolaki, Vasiliki
Vazgiourakis, Vasileios
Zakynthinos, George E.
Zygoulis, Paris
Reviewer: Makris, Demosthenes
Subject: MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > HEALTH SCIENCES > MEDICINE > EMERGENCY MEDICINE
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > HEALTH SCIENCES > MEDICINE > INTERNAL MEDICINE > CARDIOLOGY
Keywords:
Ultrasound
Echocardiography
Transcranial Doppler
Lung ultrasound
Vascular ultrasound
Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
Description:
Abstract:
Ultrasonography is a fundamental tool in every day clinical practice in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. The skills in order to handle this tool in the critical care patients at its best should be obtained after standardized education. The advantages of Critical Care Ultrasonography have long been identified, as it can answer clinical questions and guide management (diagnostics, invasive procedures, monitoring). As it happens with every technological advancement, in order to gain the most benefit clinicians should combine knowledge gained from special treatment, with the skills. Thus, the potential for specific education on acquisition and interpretation of ultrasonographic images from every organ of the human body should be provided to every Critical Care physician. Moreover, every educational program should be accompanied with an integrated approach of theoretical education on ultrasonography. The present manual aims at providing the basic theoretical knowledge on ultrasonography, so that Critical Care Ultrasound can become a prerequisite examination, combined with clinical evaluation of the patients, to reach the diagnosis and monitor the efficacy of treatments followed. Special attention should be paid in the hemodynamic evaluation of the patients, as hemodynamic instability and its treatment are everyday problems that critical care doctors must deal with. Therefore, using critical care ultrasonography, the physician should be able to differentiate shock (obstructive, cardiogenic, distributive, hypovolemic), manipulate ventilator settings, guide the weaning process. In the present manual, the first three chapters are dedicated to the basics in ultrasonography and the principles of echocardiographic image acquisition in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. The rest seven chapters refer to the basic pathological conditions of the heart that a critical care doctor should be able to identify. Chapters 11 and 12 concern lung ultrasonography and transcranial ultrasound, that represent fundamental skills for the physicians dealing with critical care patients in the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department, as they can substitute chest x-rays and computed tomography scans, preventing the patients from being exposed to unnecessary radiation and reducing unnecessary patient transfer.
Linguistic Editors: Kalogeridi, Violeta
Graphic Editors: Tsakmaki, Eleni
Type: Postgraduate textbook
Creation Date: 2022
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-5667-35-1
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-29
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8350
Bibliographic Reference: Zakynthinos, E., Tsolaki, V., Vazgiourakis, V., Zakynthinos, G., & Zygoulis, P. (2022). Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography [Postgraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-29
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. Basic Ultrasonographic principles
2. Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
3. Transesophageal Ultrasonography (TEE)
4. Evaluation of the left ventricle (systolic/diastolic function)
5. Evaluation of the right ventricle
6. Valvulopathies
7. Left atrium
8. Aorta- Acute Aortic Syndromes
9. Pericarditis
10. Hemodynamic monitoring using ultrasonography
11. Chest-Lung ultrasonography
12. Transcranial ultrasonography
13. Vessel ultrasonography
14. Abdominal ultrasonography
15. Ulstrasonography in Trauma. FAST (Focused Assessment With Sonography in Trauma) protocol
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Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions