Chapter 8. Bedside Ultrasound as an Adjunct in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients

  1. Adam Brooks1,
  2. Jim Connolly2 and
  3. Otto Chan3
  1. Anthony J Dean

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch8

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

How to Cite

Dean, A. J. (2008) Bedside Ultrasound as an Adjunct in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients, in Ultrasound in Emergency Care (eds A. Brooks, J. Connolly and O. Chan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Royal London Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917317

Online ISBN: 9780470755822

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Keywords:

  • blunt trauma;
  • ultrasound;
  • sonographic diagnoses;
  • pericardial effusion;
  • myocardial dysfunction

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ultrasound in the evaluation of unexplained hypotension

  • Sonography in the evaluation of shortness of breath and/or dyspnoea

  • Sonography in the evaluation of pulseless electrical activity and cardiopulmonary arrest

  • Summary