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Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (E-FAST) Standards

Criteria
Guideline
Patient position
Supine and Trendelenburg optimal

Equipment
Well maintained ultrasound machine with both low and high frequency probes

FAST component
Scanning of pleural, pericardial, perihepatic, perisplenic and pelvic locations


E component
Scanning of the lung via the 4 or 5 intercostal space to identify signs of pneumothorax (absent lung sliding, absent seashore sign, bar code sign, B-Lines/comet tails)

Currently clinicians do not require additional certification to conduct E-FAST. It is the recommendation of this Special Advisory Committee that clinician qualifications be endorsed for E-FAST.

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