POCUS – FAST & EFAST scan | English version

Target attendees:

Junior diagnostic residents, radiologists, clinicians, internal medicine physicians, emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, sonologists, and allied health professionals interested in POCUS with mild or no prior ultrasound experience.


Educational Objectives:

  • Be Confident, Accurate, and Quick in performing FAST& EFAST scan.
  • Identify normal anatomy seen in the four FAST views
  • Describe where free fluid collects, which may represent bleeding in a trauma patient
  • Understand how to detect fluid in the abdomen, pelvis, pericardium& pleura and how to detect gross organic tears.
  • Understand how to detect pneumothorax.
  • Give appropriate clinician help in emergency cases.


5 videos

Total duration:  8 min

Course Outline:

1st  step of FAST scan(How to detect pericardial effusion)

2nd step of FAST scan (How to detect pelvic fluid collection)

3rd step of FAST scan(How to examine lienorenal space &left pleural space)

4th  step of FAST scan(How to examine Morison’s pouch& Right pleural space)

5th  step of EFAST scan (How to exclude pneumothorax)