An ideal text for acute care physicians working in the ER, the ICU, the OR, the wards or in the pre-hospital arena, this handbook helps novice and intermediate clinician-sonographers turn their image-generating skill into a clinically useful integration of pathology and physiology. Rather than a simple how-to handbook, this is a how-to-think and how-to-use. Point of care ultrasound is the present, and soon to be standard of care for any physician dealing with acutely ill patients in whom a rapid and accurate diagnosis is of utmost importance.
Dr. Rola has created the ideal compendium for contemporary healthcare professionals. Bedside Ultrasound: a primer for clinical integration concisely and intuitively describes the essentials of examining a patient in the 21st century. The guide is both unique and useful because it speaks to all levels of training for all professionals caring for patients within multiple hospital environments – the emergency department, general medical ward, operating room and intensive care unit. Dr. Rola’s succinct account of ultrasound examination leads the reader through a patient’s anatomical and physiological underpinnings using the ultrasound probe as his guide; it is a resource to be found in the pocket - virtual or otherwise - of all those interested in the future of the physical exam.
Jon-Emile Kenny M.D.