Department of Emergency Medicine – BRIPPED Project

Healthcare providers are challenged daily to rapidly diagnose and treat life threatening respiratory illness. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, rapid bedside tool that enables providers to quickly identify and treat undifferentiated shortness of breath. The BRIPPED project is a rapid, acute approach to using ultrasound in the evaluation of shortness of breath in the Emergency Department.

This e-book has 3 sections; the first section focuses on practical physics and technical instrumentation. The second section focuses on the pulmonary ultrasound examination and some pathology visualised by ultrasound. The third section briefly addresses the BRIPPED scanning protocol.

This educational resource is designed to provide clinicians with practical knowledge of pulmonary ultrasound that translates to rapid bedside evaluation and patients…


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