TFAST® is a 5-point ultrasound exam of the thorax for the rapid detection of pneumothorax (dubbed the most preventable cause of death in humans [Kirkpatrick 2002]), pleural effusion, and pericardial effusion. TFAST is also used for volume status (caudal vena cava and left ventricular filling) and cardiac function (volume and contractility, right and left-sided heart conditions).
This is a self-paced, recorded course. Once you register for the course, you have 6-months to view all 7 of the TFAST Modules. Quizzes must be passed to be able to advance to the next TFAST Module. After completion of the course, we will send you a Certificate of Completion and 7-hours of RACE-approved Continuing Education Credits.
Registration Policies: Once we receive your payment, we will activate your access to the AFAST course within 24-hours. There is a 10-day money-back guarantee. After 10 days, the course fee is non-refundable.
TFAST®Online Course Curriculum:
TFAST Module 1:Overview of TFAST – A 5-Point Thoracic Exam
TFAST Module 2: The TFAST Right and Left Pericardial Views of the Heart
TFAST Module 3:The Multiview Diagnosis of Pericardial Effusion
TFAST Module 4: The Multiview Diagnosis of Pleural Effusion
TFAST Module 5:The Chest Tube Site and Diagnosis of Pneumothorax
TFAST Module 6: Case-based Applications of TFAST Part 1
TFAST Module 7: Case-based Applications of TFAST Part II
TFAST is the most challenging of our 3 formats because of its echo views of the heart and the observation of the Glide Sign for ruling out pneumothorax. However, we have learned many tricks of the trade over the last 11 years, and we are sure to give you these suggestions to maximize your success in becoming proficient at TFAST! TFAST is loaded with clinical information when you learn our cerebral FASTVet approach!
Read more on our Blogs, see morein our AFAST®, TFAST®, and Vet BLUE® Blogged Video Library (>100 images), and learn more from our textbook, Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner, Wiley 2014.
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Registration Policies: Once we receive your payment, we will activate your access to the TFAST Course within 24-hours. There is a 10-day money-back guarantee. After 10 days, the course fee is non-refundable.