0 Introduction with an example 0 A 60-year-old woman is admitted with septic shock due to pyelonephritis. Currently she has received two liters of crystalloid. Her mean arterial pressure is now 55 mm, her pulse is 120 b/m, and she is producing very little urine. Bedside ultrasound shows that her IVC is completely empty (sometimes […]
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.