FAST exam helps flight nurse assess trauma patients

02/26/2009 | Nurse.com

Specially trained flight nurses can quickly assess trauma patients using an onboard, portable ultrasound called Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma, or FAST. The exam can be given en route to the hospital to save precious minutes and quickly determine if the patient has internal bleeding. Vital information can be sent ahead to help hospital staff prepare for the patient.

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