The Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound, 2nd Edition is available from Cambridge University Press and major booksellers.The book details evidence-based protocols for the use of bedside ultrasound in the acute and critical care setting, as well as step-by-step guides for using ultrasound in procedures.It is ideally suited for emergency physicians and intensivists interested in basic or advanced applications of ultrasound.
Now in its second edition, the ultrasound manual has been translated into French, Russian and Polish, with Spanish and Japanese editions in the works.
Here’s a review from medGadget!
The Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound is a good introduction to emergency ultrasound. It is clear, fits in your pocket and provides useful information covering both the bread and butter applications as well as more advanced topics and skills.
The fundamentals chapter…concisely takes the reader through the jargon of ultrasound with clear example pictures and diagrams.
The structure of all the chapters is excellent with good use of diagrams, US images and colour, coupled with a straightforward approach to conducting these scans, posing specific questions that can be answered by ultrasound.
…this book is a useful tool which should be read by all critical care and emergency medicine trainees, and it warrants a place on the shelf in all departments as a quick reference guide.
…this book makes the dynamic skill of ultrasound easy to understand through concise text and multiple US images, standing up where other ultrasound books fall.
I would recommend this small booklet as an excellent starting manual for those in anaesthesia and critical care, as it covers just about everything else you need to know at a basic level. The illustrations are clear, well labelled, and I think it would provide a good first read for trainees and established clinicians.
This is a concise, clearly written text that describes the contemporary use of sonography in the practice of emergency and critical care medicine… it is timely and eminently readable for the trainee and practitioner of emergency and critical care medicine.
Overall this is a delightful little book, easy to read and presented in a logical manner, and will surely be successful with its intended audience
In summary it would be an interesting read for practising sonographer as well as anyone keen to find out more about the role of US in ED practise.