E-FAST

Indications

    • Blunt or penetrating trauma

Clinical Questions

    • Is there a pericardial effusion?
    • Is there free fluid or air in the abdomen?
    • Is there a pneumothorax or hemothorax?

Documentation

Limited Transthoracic Echocardiogram performed by me:
Indication: Injury of Thorax
Findings—
Pericardium: No effusion
Cardiac: Normal contraction
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Limited Chest Ultrasound performed by me:
Indication: Injury of Thorax
Findings—
Pneumothorax: None
Free Fluid: None
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Limited Abdominal Ultrasound performed by me:
Indication:  Injury of Abdomen
Findings—
Hepatorenal: No free fluid
Perisplenic: No free fluid
Pericystic: No free fluid
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Recommended Reading

    • Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vol 1 & Vol 2
      • Chapter 1: EFAST
      • Chapter 22: SUSS IT

Other Online Resources

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