A complete, hands-on guide to successful image acquisition and interpretation at the bedsideWritten by top practitioners in the field, this all-in-one text/DVD package is filled with practical guidance that helps you master clinical ultrasonography in a critical care environment. Here, youll learn exactly how to utilize diagnostic ultrasound as part of the physical exam, as the book examines current evidence supporting its use in the critically ill adult and child. Organized by body system, Critical Care Ultrasonography features self-contained chapters that can be used as individual reference guides for a range of interventions, from transthoracic echocardiography to echocardiagraphic evaluation of cardiac trauma. Through this in-depth coverage, youll get a sense of how this essential technology supports the cross-disciplinary nature of critical care. The books authoritative content is reinforced throughout by a full-color presentation and hundreds of concept-clarifying illustrations, figures, and images. Features Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of ultrasound use in critical care Guidance on ultrasound procedures enables practitioners to use ultrasound for vascular and axial procedures, improving safety and ensuring that nationally recognized compliance standards are upheld Cardiac ultrasound chapters help you assess and monitor the patients cardiopulmonary status non-invasively Chapter on Neck and Upper Respiratory Ultrasound offers an overview of little-known techniques that have not been comprehensively described in any other source Full-color presentation, with 495 illustrations that emphasize the basic skills required to visualize anatomic structures and interpret findings Companion DVD features video clips that cover pediatric critical care, goal-directed echocardiography in the ICU, echocardiographic evaluation of valve function and endocarditis, and more!