Educational Resources

We have selected a number of helpful references for those individuals looking to explore the literature in critical care ultrasound. We have selected the highest quality guidelines, recommendations, educational reviews, textbooks, and websites to enhance your learning.

Recommended Websites

https://westernsono.ca/

http://www.ultrasoundpodcast.com/

http://5minsono.com/

http://www.thepocusatlas.com/

Calgary IMUS https://sites.google.com/site/calgaryimus/home

Textbook publications

Textbooks

Levitov A, Mayo P, Slonim A. Critical Care Ultrasonography. 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014.

Soni N, Arntfield R, Kory P. Point of Care Ultrasound. 1st edition. Saunders; 2014.

Recommended literature

American Thoracic Seminar Series

A comprehensive series published by the ATS that reviews the essentials in performing CCUS.

Bakhru RN, Schweickert WD. I. Physics, equipment, and image quality. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013;10(5):540-548.

Boniface KS, Calabrese KY. Intensive care ultrasound: IV. Abdominal ultrasound in critical care. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013;10(6):713-724.

De Backer D, Fagnoul D. Intensive care ultrasound: VI. Fluid responsiveness and shock assessment. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014;11(1):129-136.

Doerschug KC, Schmidt GA. Intensive care ultrasound: III. Lung and Pleural Ultrasound for the Intensivist. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013;10(6):708-712.

Silverberg MJ, Kory P. II. Central vascular access and venous diagnostic ultrasound. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013;10(5):549-556.

Expert Recommendations and Guidelines for Training in Critical Care Ultrasound (Basic & Advanced)

Arntfield RT, Millington SJ, Ainsworth CD, et al. Canadian recommendations for critical care ultrasound training and competency. 2014;21(6):341-345.

Expert Round Table on Ultrasound in ICU. International expert statement on training standards for critical care ultrasonography. Intensive Care Med. 2011;37(7):1077-1083.

Mayo PH, Beaulieu Y, Doelken P, et al. American College of Chest Physicians/La Société de Réanimation de Langue Française statement on competence in critical care ultrasonography. Chest. 2009;135:1050-1060.

Vieillard-Baron A, Mayo PH, Vignon P, et al. International consensus statement on training standards for advanced critical care echocardiography. Intensive Care Med. 2014;40:654-666.

Evidence-Based Recommendations for Focused-Modality Ultrasound

Frankel HL, Kirkpatrick AW, Elbarbary M, et al. Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Bedside General and Cardiac Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients-Part I: General Ultrasonography. Crit Care Med. 2015;43(11): 2479-2502.

Labovitz AJ, Noble VE, Bierig M, et al. Focused cardiac ultrasound in the emergent setting: A consensus statement of the American society of Echocardiography and American College of Emergency Physicians. In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.Vol 23.; 2010:1225-1230.

Levitov A, Frankel HL, Blaivas M, et al. Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Bedside General and Cardiac Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients-Part II: Cardiac Ultrasonography. Crit Care Med. 2016;44(6):1206-1227.

Lamperti M, Bodenham AR, Pittiruti M, et al. International evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided vascular access. Intensive Care Med. 2012;38(7):1105-1117.

Via G, Hussain A, Wells M, et al. International evidence-based recommendations for focused cardiac ultrasound. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014;27:1-33.

Volpicelli G, Elbarbary M, Blaivas M, et al. International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound. In: Intensive Care Medicine.Vol 38.; 2012:577-591.

Spencer KT, Kimura BJ, Korcarz CE, Pellikka PA, Rahko PS, Siegel RJ. Focused cardiac ultrasound: Recommendations from the american society of echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013;26(6):567-581.

Advanced Echocardiography for the Intensivist

Narasimhan M, Koenig SJ, Mayo PH. Advanced echocardiography for the critical care physician: Part 1. Chest. 2014;145(January 2014):129-134.

Narasimhan M, Koenig SJ, Mayo PH. Advanced echocardiography for the critical care physician: Part 2. Chest. 2014;145:135-142.