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lunes, 9 de marzo de 2020

10 FAST mistakes

THAMING THE SRU
Taming The SRU - By Susan Owens - March 09, 2020
"FAST - Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma. A tool used daily by emergency medicine providers to assess the unstable trauma patient. While touted as an easy and quick way to look for hemorrhagic causes of instability in the trauma patient, the FAST exam can be deceptively tricky. The exam has many pitfalls that can cloud the picture or make image acquisition difficult. When doing a time sensitive exam in high stakes situations there are opportunities for interpretation errors. We all love the FAST – it helps us expedite dispositions, activate resources quickly, and provide better care for our patients; but when it all doesn’t come up roses the FAST exam can really drive you nuts.
Below is a list of 10 common mistakes that occur while performing the FAST exam, along with quick tips to mitigate these errors…"