Extended Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma Exam Course: E-FAST Course

Paracentesis is a procedure to aspirate ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity. A diagnostic paracentesis can be performed for to determine the etiology of ascites or a therapeutic paracentesis can be performed for symptomatic ascites.  The paracentesis course uses advanced ultrasound-compatible simulators and Caldwell needles to train clinicians how to perform an ultrasound-guided paracentesis.  This course also covers ascitic fluid analysis, the management of refractory ascites, diuretic-resistant ascites, and how to manage paracentesis complications.

Our paracentesis training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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E-FAST Lab Photos

E-FAST technique

E-FAST Course trains students in:

  • Indications for extended focused abdominal sonography in trauma (E-FAST)
  • Proper probe positioning and technique for extended focused abdominal sonography in trauma
  • Interpretation of ultrasound images for extended focused abdominal sonography in trauma
  • Incorporation of ultrasound images into management decisions for extended focused abdominal sonography in trauma
  • Extended focused abdominal sonography in trauma troubleshooting
  • Coding for extended focused abdominal sonography in trauma

E-FAST Photos

E-FAST Exam Reference Card

E-FAST Blogs

Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

Register HERE 21 days before the course to SAVE $50-150 and get the following:

  1. 12 month online access to Online CME course, procedure video bundle, instructional posters
  2. Indefinite online access to PDFs of all course lectures, course handouts, and HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Drug
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