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