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Echo Guided Life Support
Step by step ultrasound for shock resuscitation
Jean-François Lanctôt, Maxime Valois, Martin Loranger, Stéphane Rhein
Bedside ultrasound is rapidly changing the way we practice and teach medicine. The concepts contained in this book constitute the core of shock assessment with ultrasound. The book contains a systematic, step by step approach to image generation as well as a description of common pitfalls and useful tips. The book demonstrates how the Echo Guided Life Support (EGLS) algorithm can serve as a backbone and a general framework for the use of ultrasound in shock; in other words, shock ultrasound in a nutshell!
Section 1 (Physics and Instrumentation) addresses basic concepts regarding ultrasound physics and equipment.
Section 2 (Image Acquisition and Interpretation) provides essential knowledge relating to image acquisition and interpretation in the context of hemodynamic instability. A systematic, step by step approach to image generation as well as a description of common pitfalls and useful tips is described in this section.
Section 3 (Putting It All Together) focuses on the integration of image acquisition and interpretation into what we call a 'sonographic physiology 101' of shock. In this section we describe how to combine the information of lung, cardiac, and IVC ultrasound to categorize shock and guide the initial management of shock patients.
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Pages: 170 pages
Figures: 67 figures
By the authors of the iPhone and iPad application:
Shock Echo (available at the iTunes Store)