Paramedic-performed Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) in the Emergency Department


Unluer E. E. , Yavasi Ö. , Kara P. H. , Kilic T. Y. , Vandenberk N., KAYAYURT K., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.17, no.2, pp.113-116, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjtes.2011.88557
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-116
  • Keywords: Abdominal injury, emergency service, emergency medical technicians, hospital, nurse, ultrasonography, BLUNT ABDOMINAL-TRAUMA, ULTRASOUND, TRIAL, CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE, ALGORITHM, PATIENT, COST

Abstract

BACKGROUND Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of paramedic-performed Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (PFAST) for detection of free fluid in patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) following trauma.