IVC Ultrasound for Non-Invasive Sepsis Protocol

We’re still working on the Greater NY Sepsis Initiative. The next step towards making a non-invasive protocol possible is to teach folks how to use ultrasound of the IVC to assess fluid responsiveness. I developed this video to get ED & ICU docs up to speed. If you can do ANY ultrasound exam, you can do this one.

If you want to see the most recent version of the non-invasive protocol:

Non-Invasive Protocol

The invasive protocol that goes with it can be seen here:

Invasive Protocol

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  1. David Marr says

    Very very interesting video. Probably faster and more informative than dropping a central line and certatinly more save for the patient. I was wondering though just how this can work in a intubated patient? is there some place that you have already explained this?

    • emcrit says


      it is a bit tougher on intubated patients. expect to see a video on that exact topic very soon.



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