3 Components of the Global FAST Approach

October 22, 2017

Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC, CEO of FASTVet.com, co-owner of Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, explains the 3 different components that make up the global FAST approach for physical exams.

Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC, CEO of FASTVet.com, co-owner of Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, explains the 3 different components that make up the global FAST approach for physical exams.

  • AFAST: abdominal FAST
  • TFAST: thoracic FAST
  • Vet BLUE: veterinary bedside lung ultrasound exam

When you combine all 3 of these formats together, you have a global approach to evaluating every patient without risking the chance of you missing something that could be wrong with them. According to Dr. Lisciandra, this whole body, low-stress approach can be done in 5 to 7 minutes, and is a great extension to the physical exam.