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Practical Ultrasound in Anesthesia for Critical Care and Pain Management

1st Edition

Edited by Philip M. Hopkins, Andrew R. Bodenham, Scott T. Reeves

CRC Press

288 pages | 239 B/W Illus.

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Practical Ultrasound in Anesthesia for Critical Care and Pain Management is a stand-alone comprehensive reference that covers important aspects of ultrasound for the practicing anesthesiologist. Beginning with a background on the physics of equipment and practical applications, this text takes the specialist through subjects like needle visualization, teaching, training, accreditation, and getting the best out of your ultrasound equipment.

With high-resolution ultrasound photographs Practical Ultrasound in Anesthesia for Critical Care and Pain Management covers topics that explore:

  • vascular access
  • nerve blockade
  • echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography - evaluation of the valves
  • basic echo Doppler
  • transesophageal Doppler
  • transcranial Doppler
  • the respiratory system

Also included is a fully developed CD, that includes high-resolution video clips of actual ultrasound examples, organized in an easy cross-referenced fashion for the busy clinician.

Table of Contents

Applied physics of medical ultrasound. Practical applications (getting the best out of your ultrasound machine). Needle visualisation techniques. Teaching, training and accreditation. Vascular access. Nerve blockade. Echocardiography: Getting Started and Anatomy. Transesophageal Echocardiography Evaluation of the Valves. Basic Echo Doppler. Transesophageal Doppler. Trans-cranial Doppler. The respiratory system.  

About the Editors

PHILIP M. HOPKINS is Professor of Anesthesia, University of Leeds, Director, UK National Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit, and Honorary Consultant Anesthetist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds, UK. Dr. Hopkins received his M.D. from the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Dr. Hopkins currently serves as an Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and is a member of the ESA Research Committee. Dr. Hopkins’s research consists primarily of anesthesia and intensive care medicine in relation to malignant hyperthermia, exertional heat illness and stroke, as well as drug reactions and allergies, and the use of ultrasound-guided techniques in regional anesthesia.

A. R. BODENHAM is Director of Intensive Care and Consultant in Anesthesia, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK. Dr. Bodenham obtained his M.D. from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, UK. Dr. Bodenham specializes in anesthesia and intensive care, with an interest in interventional procedures, as well as vascular surgery and access procedures. Dr. Bodenham continues to perform studies on the airway, as well as central venous access, ultrasound guided procedures, and sepsis management.

SCOTT T. REEVES is the John E. Mahaffey, MD Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Dr. Reeves received his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He did his residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine and advance training in pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Texas Heart Institute, in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Reeves is a fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology and is very active as program chair for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology. Dr. Reeves’s research concentrates on cardiac anesthesiology, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography and pain perception in surgery patients.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
MEDICAL / Critical Care