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