What is FAST and eFAST?
The extended FAST (eFAST) allows for the examination of both lungs by adding bilateral anterior thoracic sonography to the FAST exam. This allows for the detection of a pneumothorax with the absence of normal ‘lung-sliding’ and ‘comet-tail’ artifact (seen on the ultrasound screen).
How do you do eFAST?
Place the transducer just superior to the pubic symphysis in a transverse orientation with the probe orientation marker to the patient’s right. Tilt the probe down into the pelvis and keep it in the midline. Now sweep the entire bladder from superior to inferior to identify free fluid.
What is E-FAST examination?
E-FAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) is a bedside ultrasonographic protocol designed to detect peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, pneumothorax, and/or hemothorax in a trauma patient.
When do you use Efast?
Indications for the eFAST exams include:
- Blunt and/or penetrating abdominal and/or thoracic trauma.
- Undifferentiated shock and/or hypotension (as part of the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam).
Who invented FAST exam?
The term Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) was coined by Rozycki et al  in 1996 and has persisted as the accepted acronym for the trauma ultrasound evaluation.
What does Efast stand for in trauma?
Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (EFAST) has supplanted FAST as the standard of care in bedside imaging of the trauma patient.
What is a major benefit of FAST or eFAST?
The benefits of the FAST examination include the following: Decreases the time to diagnosis for acute abdominal injury in BAT. Helps accurately diagnose hemoperitoneum. Helps assess the degree of hemoperitoneum in BAT.
What should I do before observing the Ganesh Chaturthi fast?
Observers of this fast should take bath early in the morning along with completion of their daily chores. Resolution is then taken before observing the fast by taking water and grass in hand and chanting the mantra “Mam Sarvakarmsiddhaye Siddhivinayak Pujanmaham Karishye”.
Is the eFAST exam useful in critical care?
Usefulness of Extended-FAST (EFAST-Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) in critical care setting. (Brazilian Review Article, WELL DONE) The History of the FAST exam is fascinating. To view it in its entirety, illustrates beautifully the gradual development of a modern medical technology.
What do you need to know about the eFAST?
In its current state, the EFAST is a point-of-care ultrasound protocol for critically ill trauma patients. With experience, healthcare providers can quickly and accurately identify pathology in the peritoneal, pericardial, and pleural spaces. The goal of this chapter is to provide a concise and accurate introduction to the EFAST.
Where can I find the eFAST 2020 form?
This Government website lets you file, find, and learn about Forms 5500 Series (5500, 5500-SF, and 5500-EZ) Annual Returns/Reports and Form PR Pooled Plan Provider Registrations. On January 1, EFAST released the 2020 Form 5500, 5500-SF, and 5500EZ for filing of annual returns/reports.