Simulation Cases

We encourage you to access and utilize these cases for the creation of ultrasound-focused simulation scenarios and educational materials. These cases are designed to highlight crucial teaching points within the realm of emergency medicine, showcasing how ultrasound can be a lifesaving tool. All the resources are conveniently available as downloadable images, video, DOC, and PDF formats for your convenience.

  • Ruptured AAA – Alice Chao, MD
  • Aortic Dissection – Anita Rohra, MD, FACEP
  • Appendicitis – Arthur Au, MD
  • COPD Exacerbation – Sarah Kennedy, MD, FACEP
  • Cardiac Tamponade – Rabbia Saeed, MD and Tiffany C. Fong, MD, FACEP
  • Cholecystitis – Courtney Smalley, MD, FACEP
  • Focal WMA, STEMI, with Cardiogenic shock – Felipe Teran, MD, FACEP
  • Pulmonary Embolism s/p surgery – Javier Rosario, MD, FACEP and Leoh N. Leon II, MD
  • Hypovolemic Shock from Ectopic – Alice Chao, MD
  • +eFAST with hemoperitoneum – Sarah Kennedy, MD, FACEP
  • Obstructive Pyelonephritis with Sepsis – Sara Damewood, MD, FACEP
  • Intussusception (peds AMS) – Rebecca Floyed, MD and Marla Levine, MD
  • Pneumonia with Septic Shock – Sara Damewood, MD, FACEP
  • Pneumothorax/ Severe COPD – Zachary W Risler, MD MPH

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

72yo M with hx of HTN, DL is BIBA from home for severe mid-back pain. He appears in distress and is borderline hypotensive upon arrival.

Aortic Dissection, Leg pain and numbness

A 58-year-old male presents to the emergency room for severe leg pain x 2 hours. He is severely hypertensive and has no right femoral pulse on exam.


24yo F G2P1011 with hx of kidney stones presents complaining of right sided abdominal pain.

COPD Exacerbation

This is a 55 year old female with a history of CHF and COPD who presents with cough and shortness of breath for 3 days.

Cardiac Tamponade

An elderly patient with multiple co-morbidities presents to the ED with dyspnea and is found to be in obstructive shock secondary to cardiac tamponade.


40 y/o female with history of hyperlipidemia, obesity, and GERD presenting with upper abdominal pain.

Focal WMA, STEMI with Cardiogenic Shock

55 yo M presents to the Emergency Department with progressive shortness of breath and lightheadedness for one day.

Pulmonary Embolism s/p surgery

A 46 year old male with a cast on his left leg from an ankle fracture presents to the ED complaining of pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath.

Hypovolemic Shock from Ruptured Ectopic

32yo healthy F comes to the Emergency Department with abdominal pain. The learner should obtain a thorough history in a female of childbearing age, including last menstrual period and sexual history.

Positive EFAST with hemoperitoneum

This is a 20 year old male who presents after an MVC. He was the unrestrained driver and was T-boned at approximately 45 mph in an intersection.

Obstructive pyelonephritis with sepsis

This is a 53 year old female who presents with altered mental status. She is found to have sepsis.

Altered Mental Status in an Infant

10 month old male infant presents to the ED by EMS with vomiting and altered mental status (AMS).

Pneumonia with septic shock

This patient arrives with weakness and shortness of breath. He is found to have pneumonia and shows signs of multi-organ failure and critical illness.

A Case of Severe COPD

63 yo smoker with extensive copd on home oxygen comes to the emergency department short of breath.

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