October 22, 2017

3 Components of the Global FAST Approach

Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC, CEO of FASTVet.com, co-owner of Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, explains the 3 different components that make up the global FAST approach for physical exams.


Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC, CEO of FASTVet.com, co-owner of Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, explains the 3 different components that make up the global FAST approach for physical exams.
  1. AFAST: abdominal FAST
  2. TFAST: thoracic FAST
  3. Vet BLUE: veterinary bedside lung ultrasound exam

When you combine all 3 of these formats together, you have a global approach to evaluating every patient without risking the chance of you missing something that could be wrong with them. According to Dr. Lisciandra, this whole body, low-stress approach can be done in 5 to 7 minutes, and is a great extension to the physical exam.

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