The role of positive examinations in training for the focused assessment sonogram in trauma (FAST) examination.

@article{Gracias2002TheRO,
  title={The role of positive examinations in training for the focused assessment sonogram in trauma (FAST) examination.},
  author={Vicente H. Gracias and Heidi Frankel and Rajan T. Gupta and Patrick M. Reilly and Felipe Gracias and Wendy Klein and Harvey Nisenbaum and Charles William Schwab},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 11},
  pages={1008-11}
}
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the inclusion of known positive patients to the practical portion of a Focused Assessment Sonogram in Trauma (FAST) training course improves overall training and increases FAST accuracy. This is a prospective double-blind design. Original course participants (PRE) underwent a 2-hour didactic session and practicum with ten normal volunteers. Modified course participants (POST) additionally imaged five peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients to simulate… CONTINUE READING