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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Aug;35(8):575-578. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001891.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Targeted Assessment of Shock: Remember HIPP in Children.

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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.

Abstract

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.

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