Bedside Ultrasound in Emergency Sepsis Treatment (BUSIEST) Study

In what proportion of patients presenting with suspected sepsis can POCUS detect findings which would be useful to clinical management?


  • Prospective observational study
  • Sample size: 300 (100/country)



Estimate the proportion of patients who have ultrasound findings:

consistent with intravascular fluid depletion

suggestive of intolerance to high volume intravenous fluid

which identify a potential source of infection