FAST Protocol Clinical Training

Learn how to obtain and describe the critical four windows of the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) examination, the current standard-of-care for emergency medicine diagnosis and management of blunt trauma. Exam overview, indications and objectives, as well as its limitations are covered, with relevant anatomy and sonographic anatomy overviews included. Practical ultrasound application factors including patient positioning, transducer selection, and sonographic technique are covered.
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Price US$599.00
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How it Works

Each SonoSim module contains:

  • A Didactic, Cloud-Based, Multimedia Course
  • Real-Time Knowledge Checks & a Mastery Test
  • A Series of Hands-On, Real Patient Scanning Cases Accessed with the SonoSimulator® Ultrasound Probe

The SonoSimulator Ultrasound Probe is a one-time purchase and is your access key to the SonoSim modules you license annually. License to each module is purchased in the first year, and maintained with an annual membership fee. Keep scanning and maintain all your member benefits, including annual access to all your modules, with your low annual membership fee of $295 (complimentary in your first year).

Course Highlights

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts, and are internet accessible immediately after purchase, on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Evaluation of Trauma Patient
  • FAST Examination & Indications
  • Anatomy for FAST Windows: RUQ, Cardiac, LUQ, Pelvis, Lungs
  • Sonographic Techniques
  • Imaging Tips & Pitfalls in Performing the FAST exam
  • Positive vs. Negative FAST examination
  • Possible FAST Findings including Full Cardiac Arrest, Stab Wounds, Blunt Trauma and Gunshot Wounds

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The SonoSimulator® helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation with real patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

The 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Male & Female, 8 Adult & 2 Pediatric
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Normal Adult & Pediatric patients; Hemodynamically Stable Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Free Intraperitoneal Fluid; Hemodynamically Unstable Patients with Marked Free Intraperitoneal Fluid; Subtle Positive FAST Case (Fluid in Splenorenal Window); Imaging Pitfall Case (Bladder Misidentification); Free Intraperitoneal Fluid & Associated Hemothorax Case; Pregnant Trauma Patient
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Power Doppler
  • Scanning Approaches: RUQ, Suprapubic, LUQ, Cardiac
  • Transducer Types: Phased Array, Curvilinear
  • Special Case Features: Anatomic Layer Removal

Continued Medical Education

This Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Protocol Clinical Module will teach you how to perform a focused assessment for trauma (FAST) scan. This Module provides comprehensive didactic instruction, knowledge assessment, and hands-on training.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 4 hours of ACEP Category I credit.