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Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam)

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    Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam)


    • Evaluation of the heart; contractility and effusions
    • Evaluation of the inferior vena cava; diameter and variation
    • Evaluation of Morison's pouch; FAST exam, free fluid
    • Evaluation of the aorta; diameter
    • Evaluation for pneumothorax; effusions, pulmonary edema


    At the completion of the enduring material,  the participant should be able to:

    • Describe an algorithm for assessing causes of hypotension using bedside ultrasound
    • Detail normal and abnormal ultrasound appearance of the lungs, heart, inferior vena cava, aorta, and peritoneal space
    • Describe scenarios where rapid bedside diagnosis of life-threatening pathology can change management in the acutely decompensating patient.


    Date of Original Release: 7/12/2016
    This edition valid for credit through: 7/12/2019

    Video Length: 0:35:00

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