Gulfcoast: Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam)



Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) Training Video is designed to review the use of ultrasound to evaluate the source of shock and hypotension in trauma, critical care, and emergency medicine settings. Scan techniques, protocols, ultrasound characteristics and diagnostic criteria associated with the various etiologies of shock and hypotension are included.


  • 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
  • Evaluation for DVT/Pulmonary Embolus


  • State an algorithm for assessing causes of hypotension using bedside ultrasound.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound appearance of the lungs, heart, inferior vena cava, aorta, and peritoneal space.
  • Outline 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 in an emergency and/or critical care setting. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) Emergency medicine, Critical Care, hospitalists, internal medicine, and trauma surgeons.

Price : $ 10


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