A unique pocket guide to the use of ultrasound at the point of care!
Lately, there has been an enormous amount of interest in the use of ultrasound for both procedural and diagnostic guidance at the point of care. Although this type of instruction can be found in some textbooks, they are heavy, dense, and written for the classroom, not real-world clinical situations. Pocket Guide to POCUS is the portable, quick-hit alternative.
Pocket Guide to POCUS provides trainees with the tips and reminders they may need at the point of care. Things such as what images to acquire, and how to get them, or a quick glance at pathology in comparison to a normal image. For learners at all levels, this pocket guide will hopefully reduce their fear of scanning, while preventing some of the more common pitfalls the authors have observed over their more than 50 cumulative years' experience.
Each chapter of the book is divided into four sections:
-Key Images -Acquisition Tips -Interpretation and Pitfalls -Examples of Pathology
This information is conveniently located on cards that can be removed from the book and brought with you to the bedside. You can take notes on the cards, check off the scans that you've done, and of course, refer to them in order to provide your patients with the best care possible.
Cameron Baston, MD (Philadelphia, PA) is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
Anthony J. Dean, MD, FAAEM, FACEP (Philadelphia, PA) is Professor & Chief of the Division of Emergency Bedside Ultrasound at the University of Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth A. Krebs, MD MSc (Philadelphia, PA) is Deputy Director at the Jefferson Center of Injury Research Prevention at Thomas Jefferson University and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
Christy Moore B.S., RDMS, RVT (Philadelphia, PA) is an Ultrasound Clinical Educator at the University of Pennsylvania.