Echography in anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine: A beginner’s guide

  • Frédéric Greco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Ultrasounds, a much reflected system

    1. Frédéric Greco
      Pages 1-11
  3. The doctor in front of the machine

    1. Frédéric Greco
      Pages 13-26
  4. The doctor and the machine in front of the patient

  5. The doctor, the machine, and the patient in front of the screen

  6. Conclusion

    1. Frédéric Greco
      Pages 69-69
  7. The essentials to learn

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Frédéric Greco
      Pages 73-79
    3. Frédéric Greco
      Pages 81-87
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 90-90

About this book


Are you looking for the essentials you need to learn the basics of echography for anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine? This is what this book offers you! These few pages condense the essential knowledge to make getting started with echography in emergency situations easier. Ultrasounds are presented in great detail in order to facilitate and optimize the medical diagnosis process. As a doctor, you will first be placed in front of the machine in order to take the pictures that will serve to answer the questions asked. Just as the author did, you will realize that, when facing the patient with the machine, the best echographic examination is worth nothing without a good clinical examination. As a “beginner’s guide”, this book also offers self-training procedure that lays the foundations of the “FAST” learning method. This FAST Program of Echography allows you to learn the process by watching, feeling and talking. This training course is based on an ancient methodology that centers on the learning of a manual gesture: ‘practice makes perfect’. This book will show you that you can quickly master this Program of Echography, and will in turn increase your self-confidence when taking care of your patients. Have a nice trip through the fascinating world of ultrasounds!


FAST diagnosis echography emergency intensive care self trainning ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Frédéric Greco
    • 1
  1. 1.Unité de réanimation du SARC-C Pôle neurosciences — Tête et couHôpital Gui de ChauliacMontpellier Cedex 5

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Paris 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-8178-0015-8
  • Online ISBN 978-2-8178-0016-5
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