Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam) - Training Video

Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam)


Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam)

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Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam)

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This ultrasound training video is designed to explore and review the use of ultrasound for shock and hypotension victims in trauma, critical care, and emergency medicine settings.

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 7/12/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 7/12/2019
Video Length: 0:35:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-RUSH2
ISBN: 978-1-940954-94-3


  • Topics:

    • 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


  • Objectives:

  • 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.


Physicians, sonographers, and other medical professionals who will be performing ultrasound for shock and hypotension victims. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) : Emergency medicine, Critical Care, hospitalists, internal medicine, and trauma surgeons.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Bret P. Nelson  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Department of Emergency Medicine.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Brooklyn, New York.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


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