ABSTRACT: The increase in emergency and critical care (ECC) staff; the range of ECC qualifications available, and the increasing expectations of owners, has led to the increased use of ECC interventions. One such intervention is the FAST scan, which is used to identify signs of abdominal or thoracic injury in human ECC patients, and progressively, veterinary patients. Therefore there is a need for RVNs to understand the procedure.


Sandra Fletcher BSc(Hons) PGCE DipAVN(surgical) RVN

Sandra qualified in 1998. She went on to work in referral nursing, where she gained an advanced diploma (2003) and an honours degree (2006). She then moved in to veterinary nursing education, and gained the PGCE (2015). Her current interests are evidence-based veterinary nursing and emergency and critical care.

Email: sandra_whiting@hotmail.com

Keywords: Clinical, Fast scans 

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 32 (06) • June 2017 pp161-164

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