Rapid Ultrasonography in Hypotension Course: RUSH Exam Course

Rapid Ultrasonography in Hypotension (RUSH Exam) is a protocol in which the ultrasound is used to diagnose shock in the patient who presents with undifferentiated hypotension.  The Rapid Ultrasonography in Hypotension exam teaches the clinician how to rapidly identify the etiology of shock by examining the heart for tamponade, right ventricular enlargement and left ventricular function, intravascular volume status (fluid responsiveness), aorta for aneurysm or dissection and the deep veins of the legs for DVT.

The HPC Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course will teach you how to perform RUSH exams in addition to endotracheal intubationstylet-guided intubationslaryngeal mask airway (LMA) placementKing tube placement, or fiberoptic intubationscentral venous accessultrasound-guided central line placement, ultrasound-guided peripheral IV accessarterial lines, POCUS exams (E-FAST exams), thoracentesisparacentesislumbar puncturechest tube placementpigtail catheter placementneedle thoracostomy, procedural sedation and ventilator management.

Our RUSH exam training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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RUSH Exam Course trains students in:

  • Indications for rapid ultrasound in shock (RUSH)
  • Proper probe positioning and technique for rapid ultrasound in shock
  • Hands-on training in abnormal POCUS exam cases of life threatening conditions
  • Interpretation of ultrasound images for rapid ultrasound in shock
  • Incorporation of ultrasound images into management decisions for rapid ultrasound in shock
  • Rapid ultrasound in shock troubleshooting
  • Coding for rapid ultrasound in shock

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Dispelling Myths about Thoracentesis and Pleural Fluid Analysis

There are two myths that have persisted about thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis that must be dispelled. The first myth is that a large volume thoracentesis should not remove more than 1,500 mL fluid due to the risk of re-expansion…
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What is the true complication rate for thoracentesis?

Thoracentesis is one of the most common bedside procedures performed in U.S. hospitals.  There are about 173,000 thoracenteses performed each year in the U.S.  A systematic review and meta-analysis in 2010 concluded that thoracentesis-related pneumothorax occurs 6% of the time…
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Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

Register HERE 21 days before the course to SAVE $50-150 and get the following:

  1. 12 month online access to Online CME course, procedure video bundle, instructional posters
  2. Indefinite online access to PDFs of all course lectures, course handouts, and HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Drug