© 2014

Essential US for Trauma: E-FAST

  • Mauro Zago

Part of the Ultrasound for Acute Care Surgeons book series (ULTRASOUND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mauro Zago
    Pages 15-17
  3. Fernando Ferreira, Eva T. Barbosa, António R. Silva
    Pages 19-37
  4. Diego Mariani, Mauro Zago
    Pages 57-63
  5. Massimo Valentino, Libero Barozzi, Cristina Rossi
    Pages 91-100

About this book


E-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represents the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and quick reference tool for beginners and a useful support for more experienced professionals


Abdominal Trauma Acute Care Surgery Thoracic Trauma Ultrasonography Ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro Zago
    • 1
  1. 1.General Surgery Dept Minimally Invasive Surgery UnitPoliclinico San Pietro Bergamo, ItalyMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the book reviews:

“This book describes one of the basic applications of ultrasound, extended focused assessment by sonography for trauma, or E-FAST. It is the first of a new series of books, Ultrasound for Acute Care Surgeons. … Practitioners seeking to understand ultrasound and its applications to injury, or trainees seeking a guide to learn the technique will find this book helpful. … This is an excellent introduction to a technique that is important in both European and North American trauma practice.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)