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Bedside Ultrasound – Level 1

Peter Steinmetz M.D.

Revised Edition (3rd printing)

This introductory handbook is a practical reference for healthcare workers starting to apply bedside ultrasound in their daily practice. The book articulates the practical and cognitive skills necessary to effectively use this tool.

Clear and simple diagrams, ultrasound images, and online videos illustrate the concepts outlined in the text.

Prize for excellence: Dr. Steinmetz and this handbook were awarded a prize for excellence in making difficult topics easier to understand. The prize was awarded by the Quebec College of Family Physicians.

Chapters 1-3 address the basics of ultrasound:

 • Basics of ultrasound
 • Image generation
 • Artifacts

Chapters 4-11 address clinical applications for bedside ultrasound:

 • Dyspnea
 • Undifferentiated hypotension
 • Trauma
 • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
 • Cholecystitis
 • Kidney injury
 • Deep venous thrombosis
 • Ectopic pregnancy

Chapters 4-11:

 • start with a 'Case scenario' box and end with a 'Case closed' box
 • include 'Probe choice' and 'Patient positioning and scanning technique'
 • conclude with 'Troubleshooting tips'

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About the author:

Dr. Peter Steinmetz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. He is the Founder and Director of the four-year undergraduate bedside ultrasound curriculum at McGill University medical school. Dr. Steinmetz has taught bedside ultrasound in North America, Asia, and Africa.

About the book:

Pages: 166
Figures: 85
Tables: 9
Online supplemental videos: 39
Includes Index and References

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The book can also be purchased at:

Librairie Médicale et Scientifique, McMasterville, Quebec, Canada
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA
By telephone at 1-438-828-4711 (A-line Press, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)