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Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Targeted Assessment of Shock

Remember HIPP in Children

Weberding, Nathaniel T. DO; Marin, Jennifer R. MD, MSc

Section Editor(s): Deanehan, J. Kate MD, RDMS; Associate Editor

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001891
Ultrasound Case Review

The differential diagnosis for patients presenting in shock can be broad, making rapid diagnosis and management challenging. We present a case of a medically complex patient with presumed septic shock, diagnosed with a large pericardial effusion with evidence of tamponade using the rapid ultrasound in shock and hypotension protocol. The point-of-care ultrasound examination allowed for more timely and definitive management.

From the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Nathaniel T. Weberding, DO, 4401 Penn Ave, AOB 2nd Floor Suite 2400, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (e-mail:

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Online date: July 9, 2019

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