RUSH Protocol Course
ASUM, ACEM, ACRRM, RACGP
Now that you are comfortable scanning FELS, Basic Lung, eFAST, IVC and DVT, it is time to integrate your point of care findings into holistic patient care. This RUSH protocol course teaches from the clinical problem, encourages multi-system scanning and challenges you with real-case based discussions.
This course is not for the beginner or novice scanner and as a prerequisite, it requires that you are already comfortable with FELS, Basic Lung, eFAST, IVC and DVT scanning.
In the peri-arrest situation, you have to work with sub-optimal images. You pay attention to function as well as structure. We talk about different ways to gather this vital data, how to cross-check your findings and customise your management.
You will spend two days honing your approach to the hypotensive patient. RUSH is more than just finding a mechanism for hypotension, it is about assessing the capacity of interacting systems to cope with ongoing stress. This course will give you tools to customise your management for each hypotensive patient.
Who should attend?
- Emergency Physician
- Junior House Officer
- Retrieval Medicine Physician
- Rural Generalist
- Senior House Officer
The objectives of this RUSH protocol course are:
- The Bayesian approach to point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) for appropriate management decisions.
- Practice hands-on ultrasound scanning skills to answer relevant clinical questions.
- Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal function in common clinical scenarios.
- Perform eFAST, AAA, BELS, Proximal Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) scanning.
- Case based discussions focusing on peri-arrest and hypotensive scenarios and challenges to interpretation during crises.
- Describe the limitations of ultrasound and safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis and management.
CCPU units included in the course:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (eFAST)
- Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS)
- Proximal DVT
Course 008 is approved for 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies.
This course is approved for 17 total activity hours. PDP units: 8 Performance Review, 1 Performance Review, 8 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 18. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.
CPD Approved Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 3 hours, Reviewing Performance 13 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 2 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emergency Medicine training grants. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 414880.
Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided each day.