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