|Posted by petemergencyclinic on October 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM|
Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,
The movie character Ricky Bobby became a NASCAR driver when he indicated that he wanted to go fast.
In veterinary and in human medicine, ER teams may "go FAST ") when a pet (or person) has trauma in the abdomen or chest.
The FAST (Focused Assessment via Sonogram for Trauma) scan is an exam done using an ultrasound that looks for bleeding in a body cavity. It is a very fast, relatively simple technique that gives good information about trauma patients.
At the recent IVECCS international conference, I received training on FAST scans so that we may use Pet Emergency Clinic's ultrasound machine to better help your injured pet.
At the conference, I learned about A-FAST (abdominal FAST), T FAST (Thoracic or chest FAST), and vet BLUE (Bedside Lung Exam with Ultrasound), which are all used together to asess just how hurt a hurt pet is.
So, Ricky Bobby is not the only one who wants to GO FAST.
You CAN do something about pet illness.
That is all.
Dr. John Emerson, Pet Emergency Clinic