Evaluation of focussed assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) by UK emergency physicians.

@article{Brenchley2006EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of focussed assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) by UK emergency physicians.},
  author={JasonM. Brenchley and Andrew D. M. Walker and Janet Sloan and Tajek B. Hassan and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Venables},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={446-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the introduction of a focussed assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) scan into the early assessment of trauma patients in the UK. METHODS The setting was an inner city teaching hospital emergency department (annual attendance 100,000). All patients aged 16 or over admitted to the resuscitation room after blunt trauma were included in a prospective observational study. Patients had a FAST scan performed at the end of the primary survey. Results were compared to… CONTINUE READING