This high quality video demonstrates the use of bedside, or point-of-care, ultrasound to perform a bedside physiologic assessment of the patient with hypotension to determine the etiology of shock. The video shows step by step instructions and teaches probe positioning and ultrasound image interpretation for the following examinations: limited bedside echocardiogram to assess for pericardial effusion, left ventricular dysfunction and right ventricular strain; assessment of volume status by measuring the absolute volume and respiratory variation of the inferior vena cava; assessment of the abdominal aorta for dissection or ruptured aneurysm; assessment of the deep veins of the legs for deep vein thrombosis. The video is not downloadable but may be accessed indefinitely by internet from any computer, smart phone, or tablet. Click below to preview the RUSH video.
This video demonstrates the Rapid Ultrasonography in Shock exam (RUSH exam) which utilizes point-of-care ultrasound to assess the heart contractility, presence of cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, IVC ultrasound, presence of an aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and DVT (deep venous thrombosis).