4. eFAST Exam Protocol

Step-By-Step eFAST Exam Protocol

The eFAST Exam serves to answer 4 questions:

  1. Does my patient have free fluid in the Abdomen?
  2. Does my patient have free fluid in the Thorax?
  3. Does my patient have fluid in the Pericardium?
  4. Does my patient have a Pneumothorax?

We will first introduce you to the 5 steps of how to perform the eFAST ultrasound exam and then in the following section we will give you examples of all of the major eFAST pathologies you may encounter.

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