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Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Examination

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This video demonstrates the FAST examination for the rapid detection of intra-abdominal and intrapericardial hemorrhage in trauma patients. The video includes the 4 standard positions to check for free fluid in the perihepatic, perisplenic, pelvic, and pericardial spaces and corresponding ultrasound examples of positive results.

RELATED TOPICS:Emergency Medicine, Gastrointestinal Surgery- Stomach, small bowel, colorectal, Physical Examination, Radiologic Imaging, Surgery, Trauma/Major Hemorrhage, Ultrasonography

ARTICLE: Does This Adult Patient Have a Blunt Intra-abdominal Injury?
Nishijima DK, Simel DL, Wisner DH, Holmes JF.
JAMA. 2012;307(14):1517-1527. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.422.