Free Ultrasound e-Books

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Free Ultrasound e-books

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound – part 1 [iBook]

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound seeks to teach bedside ultrasound to students in a more efficient, directed format than previous texts. It accomplishes this with a plethora of multimedia adjuncts. Instead of simply reading about ultrasound pathology and protocols, the reader can watch actual videos and demonstrations of the pathology from directly within the book while reading. This experience is closer to bedside learning with a true expert than reading a traditional textbook.

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound – part 2 [iBook]

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Volume 2 like the 5 star rated volume 1 teaches bedside ultrasound in a more efficient, directed format than previous texts. It accomplishes this with a plethora of multimedia adjuncts. Instead of simply reading about ultrasound pathology and protocols, the reader watches actual videos and demonstrations of the pathology from directly within the book while reading. Volume 1 has received incredibly rave reviews, but Volume 2 is as good or better with more content, advanced techniques, more video, and more demonstrations. The experience is closer to bedside learning with a true expert than reading a traditional textbook.

 

 

 

 

The ICU Ultrasound Pocket Book [iBook]

 

The ICU Ultrasound pocket book is a concise, targeted reference source to enable the novice or advanced emergency or ICU clinician to incorporate point of care ultrasound into their practice. This book effectively teams internationally recognized sonologists with NASA researchers developing just in time ultrasound training methods for astronauts on the International Space Station, to provide a rapid ultrasound diagnostic and procedural guide for the ICU. The comprehensive sections included in this book cover the ever expanding array of clinical indications for non-radiologist

 

 

 

 

Trauma Ultrasound eBook [iBook]

 

The use of ultrasonography revolutionized trauma care, and now this one-of-a-kind interactive eBook is going to revolutionize trauma ultrasound education. Written and produced by nationally known emergency medicine educators and sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Seven chapters, more than 40 full-motion videos, and more than 50 diagnostic images, photographs, and illustrations, many of which are interactive to enhance the learning experience.

 

 

 

Rapid Ultrasound: Basics & RUSH exam [iBook]

 

This book introduces the clinician in training to the ultrasound machine and its uses for diagnostic purposes in the critical care setting.

In addition, it helps students familiarize with the ultrasound machine knobs, probes and the RUSH protocol.

 

 

 

 

 

Handheld Cardiac Ultrasound: Case Series [iBook]

 

Handheld cardiac ultrasound presents a series of interactive cases to demonstrate how this tool can be incorporated into the physical exam and how it can help with earlier diagnosis and management of certain cardiac conditions. Targeted at medical trainees and new doctors, this book is a collaborative project made by members of the Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s University (CINQ).

Introduction to… [iBooks]

UC Irvine Health have created a range of introductory books detailing point-of-care cardiac ultrasound for use in the Emergency Department. Featuring interactive images and video clips.

 

 

 

 

Practical Ultrasound Series: Deep Venous Thrombosis [iBook]

 

Expand your ultrasound skills and learn to evaluate patients for DVT using ultrasound at the point-of-care. The first of the Practical Ultrasound Series, Focused Ultrasound for Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) introduces providers to the key concepts, technical considerations, and image acquisition and interpretation skills required to evaluate patients for DVT using ultrasound at the point-of-care. A combination of text, image galleries, narrated video clips and interactive media is used to provide an immersive educational experience for the emergency physician interested in developing or expanding their ultrasound skills.

 

 

 

 

SAEM Ultrasound Virtual Issue
Compiled by Devjani Das, MD, Monica Kapoor, MD, Resa E. Lewiss, MD and Romolo Gaspari, MD

 

The ultrasound “virtual issue” is a collection of key articles from Academic Emergency Medicine on the use of ultrasound in emergency medicine. Ultrasound can be used by the emergency physician to help diagnose a range of conditions, often at the bedside, and perform a variety of procedures. This collection of papers focuses on the situations and conditions that the emergency physician may need to employ ultrasound in, as well as covering education and training. This virtual issue will be updated on an ongoing basis as new articles are published.

 

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Interactive Guide 4 Beginners [iBook]

 

What started out as an update to a rotation manual for anesthesiology residents has evolved into Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Interactive Manual for Beginners. This book covers basics of ultrasonography, knobology, sonoanatomy and techniques for the most commonly performed ultrasound-guided single-injection nerve blocks of the upper and lower extremities, as well as paravertebral and transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks. It is a practical and visually engaging introductory book that helps maximize learning through interaction with rich media. Embedded throughout the book are visual aids that include enhanced videos, interactive galleries, detailed review of sonoanatomy, as well as self-assessment quizzes that provide immediate feedback.

 

 

 

 

Manual of Regional Anesthesia [mulit-part pdf]

 

Regional anesthesia refers to a group of techniques performed either at the neuraxial or peripheral nerve levels that render part of the body insensate to pain. They accomplish this by selectively interrupting nerve transmission without the need to alter the patient’s level of consciousness. In this manual I discuss regional anesthesia related issues as well as nerve block techniques commonly used in the United States with special emphasis on the techniques we perform at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Cardiac and Critical Care Ultrasonography [iBook]

 

The purpose of this book is to introduce medical trainees and practitioners to the perioperative use of ultrasound, specifically covering transesophageal echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography in detail, as well as introducing elements of critical care ultrasonography including thoracic, abdominal, deep venous, and cerebral ultrasound. Included in the text are over 400 references to previously published works (primarily peer-reviewed literature) and more than 200 images and embedded videos.

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Shoulder Exam With Ultrasound [iBook]

 

This text is meant to be overview of the examination of the shoulder with ultrasound assistance. The objectives that will be addressed are as follows: (1) Introduce the shoulder joint and basic shoulder anatomy. (2) Discuss the basic shoulder exam and supplemental exams which may lead to differential diagnoses. (3) Discuss common ultrasound views and techniques used to diagnose shoulder pain. (4) Review common shoulder pathology, associated tests and illustrative ultrasound views. (5) Briefly touch upon treatment options that a patient may be presented with to relieve shoulder pain.

 

 

 

 

PACE – POCUS Assisted Clinical Exam [iBOOK]

 

The first edition of PACE offers a new concept of thinking about Point-of-Care Ultrasound in undergraduate medical education, not only integrating POCUS education into the undergraduate curriculum, but also integrating POCUS into the clinical exam itself. All chapters are accompanied by interactive video, to enhance the learning experience. It provides students with an interactive entry-level text on the subjects of Cardiac, Lung and Upper Abdominal ultrasonography and also offers medical educators a simple and lightweight modular framework to overlay on top of their busy curricula.

 

 

 

 

Point-of-Care OB Ultrasound [iBook]

 

An essential resource for the initial evaluation of the acutely ill or injured obstetrical patient. Written by experts in both emergency medicine and obstetrics, whether the patient is in the first, second, or third trimester, this ACEP book covers the critical obstetrical conditions you need to be able to diagnose with point-of-care ultrasound. Each chapter contains referenced text, key points, pearls, and numerous videos and image banks.

 

 

 

 

Radiology Basics: Cross-sectional Imaging [iBook]

 

Project design and illustrations by Dr Melisa Sia (FY2)
Written by Dr Melisa Sia (FY2) and Dr Vikas Shah (Consultant Radiologist)

An interactive e-book on basic cross-sectional imaging (CT, MRI, Ultrasound).
+ Suitable for students and junior doctors!
+ Includes basic anatomy and pathology!
+ Quiz at the end of every chapter!

 

 

 

The Manual of Ultrasound for Resource-Limited Settings [pdf]

 

This manual, developed by a team of Partners in Health (PIH) clinicians led by Dr. Sachita Shah, is a concise review of bedside, clinician-performed ultrasound, with focus on specific diagnostic questions and disease processes common in the developing world.

“We wanted to create a free resource that providers could use in places where access to formal sonography and radiologists is extremely limited,” says Dr. Shah. “The manual covers clinician-performed ultrasound as it is used for common diagnostic dilemmas such as: Does my patient with shortness of breath have heart failure or fluid around the heart? Is this trauma patient bleeding internally? and Is this fetus breech? As clinicians working in resource poor settings know, the right answers to these questions can save a patient’s life, and ultrasound, in trained hands, is an invaluable tool for speedy and accurate diagnosis of life-threatening conditions.”

In addition to diagrams and basic how-to information, it also includes case studies from PIH’s partners in Rwanda, Haiti, and Burundi.

 

 

Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound, Volume 1 [iBook]

 

The Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound iBook in 2 volumes is a free resource for point-of-care users caring for patients in emergency and critical care environments. We designed this interactive image and narrated video focused book to be a quick reference and a just-in-time learning tool.

This iBook has three unique aspects. We begin the book with a series of narrated “How to Scan” videos for common ultrasound applications. The two chapters at the end of volume 2 collate landmark publications for the field. The critical care ultrasound protocol chapter provides a nearly complete set of reference information as providers consider an organized approach to the emergency and critical patient. The final society protocol chapter assists the reader with the most up-to-date specialty endorsed standards and guidelines.

Most chapters fall under one of two categories:

• There are chapters devoted to a specific topic. These follow the general outline of Clinical Indications, Etiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Sonographic Windows, Sonographic Findings, Sonographic Differential, Pearls and Pitfalls, Sonographic Sequential Protocol, and 5 selected References and Key Reading.

• There are chapters devoted to a specific procedure. These follow the general outline of Background/Introduction, Indication(s), Scanning Essentials, Technique, and selected References and Key reading.

We are very proud of the extensive number of contributors nationally and internationally. We acknowledge and welcome that not all chapters are the same. The tone and the approach differ in small ways. Authors had a bit of poetic license, where they literally used their own voices. The many video contributors made an otherwise impossible encyclopedia of findings possible.

Ultimately, we hope the iBook serves patients. We created a tool for providers to continue their journey to patient-centered care.

 

Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound, Volume 2 [iBook]

 

The Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound iBook in 2 volumes is a free resource for point-of-care users caring for patients in emergency and critical care environments. We designed this interactive image and narrated video focused book to be a quick reference and a just-in-time learning tool.

This iBook has three unique aspects. We begin the book with a series of narrated “How to Scan” videos for common ultrasound applications. The two chapters at the end of volume 2 collate landmark publications for the field. The critical care ultrasound protocol chapter provides a nearly complete set of reference information as providers consider an organized approach to the emergency and critical patient. The final society protocol chapter assists the reader with the most up-to-date specialty endorsed standards and guidelines.

 

 

 

Ultrasound Guided Procedures Simplified [iBook]

 

This simplified pictorial guide to ultrasound-guided procedures comes from years of learning how to safely practice medicine at a county residency training center in Oakland, California. The goal is to make the individual “chapters” short and simple, so that residents and faculty are successful in the procedure. The chapters are not exhaustive, and meant to be used when working in the clinical department.