{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} The Use of Ultrasound in the Emergency Department to Screen Patients After Blunt and Penetrating Trauma: A Clinical Update for the Advanced Practice Provider

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present a comprehensive review of the use of ultrasonography compared with other modalities, such as x-ray, computed tomography, and physical examination, to identify internal injuries resulting from trauma.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Review the evidence and background information related to the focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) ultrasonography.
  2. Describe the basic operation and features of the FAST ultrasonography.
  3. Outline the basic scanning procedures for the six anatomical areas described here for trauma assessment.
Price: $17.95


  • ASRT 1.0 CEU

This activity is approved for credit by the ASRT.

Test Code: AENJ1019A-RAD
Published: Oct/Dec 2019
Expires: 9/1/2023
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Juan M. González, DNP; Johis Ortega, PhD; Nichole Crenshaw, DNP; Lila de Tantillo, PhD, MS, RN
Categories: Emergency Care
Specialties: Emergency, Wound
Topics: Ultrasonography