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Ultrasound Evaluation of Shock and Volume Status in the Intensive Care Unit

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Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit

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Point-of-care ultrasound can be utilized in an algorithmic approach to the patient with undifferentiated shock. Within minutes, a focused ultrasonographic exam can aid in the clinical classification of the patient, allowing appropriate further testing and treatment to be initiated. In this chapter, we illustrate a protocol for the ultrasound evaluation of shock and also discuss the evidence for the use of ultrasonography in the assessment of intravascular volume status.

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Corl, K., Shah, S., Gartman, E. (2015). Ultrasound Evaluation of Shock and Volume Status in the Intensive Care Unit. In: Jankowich, M., Gartman, E. (eds) Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit. Respiratory Medicine. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1723-5_4

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