We are pleased to open our second course for you; Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST).
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Extended Focused Assessment With Sonography In Trauma (eFAST) is one of the most commonly used emergency ultrasound or Point-Of-Care Ultrasound protocols. It is a protocol that we use in trauma patients. However, the eFAST examination can also be a part of another protocol, such as RUSH protocol.
The early diagnosis of a bleeding trauma patient is essential for better patient care. Unfortunately, it is proven that our physical exam findings are not perfect in every case. Therefore, using a bedside tool in addition to the physical examination can improve patient management.
As a 21st-century medical student/young physician, you must learn how to use this tool to provide more comprehensive and accurate care to your patients.
This course aims to provide the necessary information on ultrasonography, its use in a multiply injured trauma patient, and to prepare you for an eFAST practice session.
6 thoughts on “eFAST Course for Medical Students”
Is it a Certification course ?
Thank you for the response.
Can it be added to my Curriculum vitae for Emergency medicine residency application ?
How often does this course need to be re-accomplished to maintain certification?
Thanks for the question. This is an introductory, basic course for medical students. The course is not attached to any accreditation or continuous certification process. However, each institution may choose its’ own pace for re-accomplishment for this course. We recommend every 2 years if students’ are not practicing eFAST regularly.