FAST

FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma). This examination is used to evaluate the peritoneal, pericardial and pleural spaces by combining several focused ultrasound assessments of the chest, heart, abdomen, and pelvis. The primary indication for this application is in the rapid identification of pathological free fluid released from injured organs or structures. In this lecture you will learn all four standard views of the FAST (Morrison’s pouch, Left splenorenal, pelvic, subxiphoid and long parasternal views) in order to facilitate trauma.  

This How to do a FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma). Will help you get acquainted with the procedure to perform a rapid assessment of the peritoneal, pericardial and pleural spaces by performing a focused ultrasoundapproach.