Not only FAST The MUSEC® experience in training surgeons.Ann Ital Chir 2019; 90:373-378AI
For a long time surgeons have been discussing the need to improve their skills in the use of ultrasound (US). However in the recent years it has become evident the importancxe for general aklnd trauma surgeons treating critically-ill patients to learn basic and advanced US. The two last editions (9th and 10th) of the ATLS manual have officially included FAST and e-FAST in the primary assessment of trauma patients, making this tool an essential skill for surgeons. In the acute care setting FAST, e-FAST and other applications have gained a pivotal, evidence-based role in this fields. Nevertheless, surgeons are rarely performing US exams by themselves, losing a major decision-making tool. The Modular Ultrasound ESTES Course (MUSEC®) was developed to provide both fundamental and advanced US training for surgeons in trauma and acute care settings. We are strongly convinced, in the light of the results from both the surveys carried out and the customer satisfaction tests administered to all the participants in the MUSEC courses, that US courses such as these should be part of the general surgery residency programs. KEY WORDS: e-FAST, MUSEC Ultrasound in Emergency Department, Ultrasound Training Trauma Patients.