Tag: FAST

SMS teaching: ED point of care ultrasound

May 2017

Thanks to Dr Raj PatelĀ 

 

(40min)

 

Discussion points:

  1. ED point of care ultrasound is focused on answering simple yes / no binary questions that help the clinician with management decisions.
  2. The RUSH protocol is a useful schema for identifying life threats, and can also be remembered using ‘HIMAP‘ – (heart, IVC, Morrison’s, Aorta, pneumothorax)
  3. Familiarity with ‘normal’ and development of technique can be best achieved by scanning healthy patients

 

See also:

Brief notes on probe position from the Family Practice Notebook:

 

Ultrasound resources from Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine

 

 

Brief notes on HIMAP from Life in the fast lane

 

RUSH protocol – Rapid Ultrasound in Shock and Hypotension

(36min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK94Y4xLZW4