POCUS IOTW: FAST Exam

Posted on: September 5, 2018, by :
This is a trauma patient with a positive FAST. This is a transverse view of the bladder in the FAST exam of the pelvis. You can appreciate the sharp corners indicating that it is free fluid rather than encased fluid (such as a cyst, or within the bowel).
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Haroon Shaukat MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending at Children's National Health System
I was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, but with very little knowledge of all things DC. “Crabs and football, that’s what Maryland does”, unfortunately I could only partake in one of those. I grew up with a crab allergy so blue crabs are a make believe creature to me, much like the lochness monster. I decided to take the leap of faith and attend medical school abroad but family and home could not keep me away for too long. Residency took me to New Jersey where I began to cultivate my love for medical education and low tolerance for poor pain control. Did I mention I also learned that I outgrew my crab allergy in NJ! Alas, to the DMV I return! Hopefully to contribute to medical education and quality improvement while feasting on a Maryland blue crab or two.
Haroon Shaukat MD

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