Rush Exam

TheĀ RUSH exam, also known as the Rapid Ultrasound in SHock, is an essential tool to allow the care provider to evaluate the etiology of shock.

The Pump:

Evaluate for tamponade, pulmonary embolus and acute MI Echocardiography.

The Tank:

Evaluate for CHF, hemorrhage and sepsis.

  • EFAST - Leakiness/compromise
  • IVC - Volume status
  • Thoracic - Fluid overload/pulmonary edema/pleural effusion

The Pipes:

Evaluate for AAA and Aortic Dissection, +/- DVT.