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Chapter 1

Are We Misusing the FAST Exam?

Mike Mallin, MD, Rob Orman, MD, and Marta Rowh, MD PHD
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The FAST exam (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) has been around for decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s without controversy. It was originally intended to determine if an unstable patient should be directed straight to the OR but, since then, there has been indication creep into myriad clinical scenarios. In this episode, we examine the question, “Is there a role for FAST in the stable trauma patient?”

 

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