The use of bedside ultrasound for evaluation and resuscitation of hemodynamically unstable patients in the emergency department has become increasingly common. It is supported by a growing number of clinical studies and statement publications from various societies. Several ultrasound protocols have been proposed for the assessment of the unstable patient. This article reviews how ultrasound is used by emergency physicians to guide resuscitation of unstable patients and describes different rapid bedside ultrasound protocols that have been proposed.
- Hemodynamically unstable
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging