{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} The Use of Ultrasound in the Emergency Department to Screen Patients After Blunt and Penetrating Trauma: A Clinical Update for the Advanced Practice Provider

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present a comprehensive review of the use of ultrasonography compared with other modalities, such as x-ray, computed tomography, and physical examination, to identify internal injuries resulting from trauma.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Review the evidence and background information related to the focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) ultrasonography.
  2. Describe the basic operation and features of the FAST ultrasonography.
  3. Outline the basic scanning procedures for the six anatomical areas described here for trauma assessment.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: AENJ1019A
Published: Oct/Dec 2019
Expires: 9/3/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Juan M. González, DNP; Johis Ortega, PhD; Nichole Crenshaw, DNP; Lila de Tantillo, PhD, MS, RN