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Image Interpretation - Abdominal Ultrasound: The FAST Scan

Image Interpretation - Abdominal Ultrasound: The FAST Scan

Image Interpretation - Abdominal Ultrasound: The FAST Scan

Bob Jarman
Bob Jarman
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 20 Jul 2018
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Last updated: 08 Aug 2018

Reference: 191117

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This session will describe the use of ultrasound in the initial assessment of trauma, especially with regards to the identification of potential haemorrhage in the peritoneal space.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the equipment necessary to undertake a FAST scan
• Identify normal anatomy seen in the four FAST views
• Describe where free fluid collects, which may represent bleeding in a trauma patient
• Recognise the appearances of free fluid
• Discuss the accuracy of such an examination and how this fits into clinical practice
• Describe the pitfalls and limitations of FAST
• Compare your report writing style with our suggested style
Bob Jarman

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Bob Jarman
on behalf of Health Education England

Bob Jarman is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine based in a busy major trauma centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has been interested in point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) for over 10 years. He uses PoCUS regularly in his clinical practice to augment clinical management of acutely unwell patients.

Bob is also a Visiting Professor in PoCUS at the University of Teesside and helped set up the first CASE accredited PoCUS Masters programme in the UK.

He is the Chair of the Ultrasound Specialist Interest Group of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine and has interests in training and credentialing in PoCUS.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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