Cardiac POCUS Part 3: Resuscitation with Handheld Ultrasound

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Emergency physician and ultrasound educator Dr. Tom Cook is back to teach point-of-care ultrasound techniques to easily and accurately aid in the diagnosis and management of shock to enhance decision making and patient care.

In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Cook demonstrates expert ultrasound techniques to perform the RUSH protocol and quickly determine next steps for patients presenting to the ER in shock or undifferentiated hypotension. You’ll learn:

  • The definition of shock and the 4 different types
  • Defining the RUSH protocol and the difference between FAST and RUSH
  • The four key areas that are examined in a RUSH ultrasound exam
  • How to determine the choice of IV fluids versus medications as treatment for a patient in shock based on the ultrasound findings
  • Using ultrasound to guide fluid management in the complicated patient with heart failure
  • How ultrasound findings in cardiac arrest can predict patient survival

There is a high mortality rate in patients presenting with undifferentiated shock, but point-of-care ultrasound, in particular the RUSH protocol, can play an important role in reducing diagnostic uncertainty. Knowing the cause of shock is key to guiding treatment and resuscitation. Join Dr. Cook for his POCUS techniques for evaluating and managing shock.

The components of the RUSH exam are the Pump (heart), Tank (intravascular), and Pipes (large arteries and veins). Dr. Cook teaches his systematic approach and proven techniques to obtain accurate ultrasound views of the heart, IVC, pleura and lungs, and intraperitoneal cavity in just a few minutes in order to determine the cause of shock and subsequent treatment.

Dr. Cook shares real case studies each with a unique presentation and describe in detail the ultrasound findings of the RUSH exam. He shares some pearls regarding the evaluation and management of shock using ultrasound. Join this FREE webinar to learn practical knowledge from the expert that you can use with your next patient to deliver the best care.

Dr. Cook is joined by emergency physician Oron Frenkel and sonographer Shelley Guenther for live scanning to help you build practical skills.

Dr. Tom Cook Emergency Physician

Emergency Physician

Dr. Tom Cook

Dr. Cook came to Palmetto Health after leaving the Army Medical Corp in 1996. Born in El Paso, Texas, he was raised in Northern Virginia and received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and attended the University of Virginia for Medical School. He trained in emergency medicine residency at Fort Hood, Texas before taking on a rugged three-year tour at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. After leaving the army in 1996 he joined the emergency department staff at Palmetto Health where he initially developed the emergency ultrasound curriculum and then founded the nationally recognized 3rd Rock Ultrasound and the Emergency Ultrasound Course. In 2001 he became program director. He lives with his family on Lake Murray in Lexington.

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S. Emergency Physician

Emergency Physician

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Oron Frenkel completed his MS and MD simultaneously at the University of California Joint Medical Program in Berkeley and San Francisco, completing his residency in Emergency Medicine followed by a fellowship in Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. He moved to British Columbia with the goal of increasing use of point-of-care ultrasound across the province, especially among rural practitioners. An avid educator, Dr. Frenkel is constantly evaluating the best teaching methods for disseminating this technology, how to measure competency in its practice, and its effects on outcomes for individual patients. Dr. Frenkel serves as Chairman of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board.

Shelley Guenther, CRGS, CRCS Medical Sonographer

Medical Sonographer

Shelley Guenther, CRGS, CRCS

Shelley Guenther worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 2 years before entering into the ultrasound program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. After graduating with specialties in general ultrasound as well as echocardiography, she worked as a clinical expert in the commercial world of ultrasound for over 25 years. As Clinical Manager at Clarius, Shelley Guenther is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational content for clinicians looking to add wireless ultrasound to their practice, including practical webinars and Clarius Classroom video tutorials.