Impact of RUSH protocol in post-cardiac surgery patients in ICU: A prospective study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 5, Pages 191-195
AbstractRUSH (Rapid Ultrasound in Shock) Protocol is an easily learned and quickly performed shock ultrasound protocol, involving a 3-part bedside physiologic assessment of cardiovascular system simplified as “the pump,” “the tank,” and “the pipes.” Data was collected including demographics, admission diagnosis, surgery, triggers (indications) for RUSH protocol, hemodynamic parameters, time from ICU admission to applying RUSH protocol in hours, conclusion of RUSH protocol and interventions applied. Most common trigger (indication) for RUSH protocol was hypotension (87%), followed by drop in urine output (15%), peripheral signs of shock (13%), drop in haematocrit (11%), altered mental state (4%). More than one trigger were present in 35% of patients, most of which were CABG patients (68%).
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