Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST)



Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) is a limited point-of-care (POC) ultrasound examination used solely to identify free fluid in the following clinical settings:

  • Blunt trauma
  • Unexplained hypotension
  • Penetrating trauma
  • Trauma in pregnancy
After completing this e-course, you will know how to:
  • Perform a FAST examination
  • Where to place and orientate the transducer for the four positions of the FAST protocol
  • How to obtain the standard views in each position
  • What to look for
  • How to determine if free fluid is present

The FASTĀ e-course is a prerequisite for attending an USabcd hands-on FAST workshop

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