The RUSH Protocol was first introduced in 2006 by Weingart SD et al, and later published in 2009. It was designed to be a rapid and easy to perform US protocol (<2 min) by most emergency physicians.
What US probes do you need for the RUSH protocol?
What are the components of the RUSH protocol?
From Dr. Dina Seif's handout at the Resuscitation 2013 conference
How do you evaluate the PUMP?
How do you evaluate the TANK?
How do you evaluate the PIPES?
Summary The RUSH protocol is to medical patients what the EFAST exam is to trauma patients.
Special Thank You
I would like to thank Dr. Craig Sisson, Ultrasound Director at UTHSCSA in San Antonio, TX for all the ultrasound images used in this post as well as his countless hours of teaching ultrasound.