Course on E-Fast Emergency Ultrasound

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Course on E-Fast Emergency Ultrasound

Clinical ultrasound is justified in the Emergency Department and Emergency Room because healthcare personnel can answer key questions that allow them to orient their patient as much as possible

image signal of different tones, between white (hyperechogenic: gas, bone surface) and black (anechoic: liquid) depending on the different degrees of absorption. and ultrasound reflection.

In the 1990s, it began to be used by physicians, not necessarily radiologists, to search for post-traumatic abdominal and thoracic injuries.

In the second half of the same decade, the term FAST (Focused Abdominal Ultrasound in Trauma) was modified from the acronym A for "abdominal" to A for Assessment.

So, the E-FAST became Extended Focused Assessment Ultrasound in Trauma. On a patient with an abrupt-appearing clinical case treated at the accident site, an emergency ultrasound with the E-FAST protocol allows diagnostic guidance, optimizes the management of critical situations, and orients referral to the most convenient hospital service.


Course on E-Fast Emergency Ultrasound

The workshop takes place in one day

  • 09:00 - 10:15 Normal and pathological ultrasound of the abdomen.
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Break.
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Abdominal ultrasound practice.
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Videos and practical presentation of patients with abdominal pathology.
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Ultrasound of the FAST-PREP protocol and Pleuro-pulmonary ECHO.
  • 15:30 - 16: FAST-PREP protocol practices in emergencies.
  • • 16:30 - 17:00 Break.
  • 17:00 - 18:15 Practical exam.
  • 18:15 --18: 30 Conclusions and closing of the course.



Taught by accredited instructors from the IEM-Emergency Training Institute. The Institute for Medical Studies (IEM) is a center that provides specialized health training in emergencies at all levels. It has instructors qualified in the use of Ultrasound, with experience in emergencies, reformed and up-to-date in accordance with the Consell Català de Ressuscitació (CCR) and the National CPR Plan of the Spanish Society of Intensive, Critical Medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC), with the 2015 Life Support Recommendations of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC).

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