We would like to invite you to the first USIG workshop of the year on August 28th at 5pm. We will be doing the FAST scan. FAST stands for Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma. We will have Dr. Conroy who is a ultrasound fellow here at UK giving a lecture before we break up into our small groups for hands on practice.
The FAST scan is an incredibly important exam that allows you to quickly assess critical trauma patients for free fluid and bleeding in the abdomen, pelvis and around the heart. Not only is this a scan you will use often, it is a great introduction on how to obtain basic views of organs with the ultrasound. I can say with out any doubt the FAST scan is easily the ultrasound exam I have done the most while in the ED. We are setting the capacity at 70 people but we will have a wait list. Please sign up with the link below
If you want to come prepared with some knowledge check out the links below:
https://wildcatusig.wordpress.com/learning-modules/ (go to the link under Trauma)
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vol. 1: Ch. 1 “eFAST”
For those of you who are already pros at the FAST scan and what to expand your trauma sono skills check out:
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vol. 2: Ch. 7 “SUSS IT”
What: USIG FAST Workshop
When: August 28th at 5pm
Location: MN 263
See you on Thursday!