Pocket Guide to POCUS: Point-of-Care Tips for Point-of-Care Ultrasound

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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