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FAST Ultrasound

Focused assessment with sonography in trauma (commonly abbreviated as FAST) is a rapid bedside ultrasound examination performed by surgeons, emergency physicians and paramedics as a screening test for blood around the heart or abdominal organs after trauma. Simple, elegant, very useful. It might sound easy, but using the probe and orientating yourself is an acquired skill. For the second time in a row, Alan Kvarantan, MD, will be teaching you how to perform the FAST ultrasound examination.

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