How to do a RUSH exam.

This is a fun 10 minutes video explaining the RUSH (Rapid Ultrasound in SHock) exam. I prefer to call it the HIMAP exam because the exam is hoping to make the MAP (mean arterial pressure) HIgher. The video has examples of pathology as well.

How is the cardiac function in this patient?

Bedside ultrasound assessment is aimed at two simple questions. The first and most obvious is this – What is the LV function? 5minsono video here. The main goal should be categorizing the function (qualitatively) into one of five groups: hyperdynamic, normal, moderately depressed, severely depressed, dead. The other question is: Does the patient have a pericardial effusion? 5minsono video here.