LITFL Review 310

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Welcome to the 310th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick CumminsThe UK Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting has just concluded. Multiple summaries of the event have been released from David Lyness at Propofology, Jonny Wilkinson, St Emlyn’s, and the Intensive Care Society itself. There’s also extensive video coverage on their YouTube channel. Enjoy the #foamcc! [SO]

Is Sucrose in neonates truly an analgesic or placebo?  Fantastic rant by Justin Morgenstern. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • What if I told you, everything you know about tension pneumothorax is wrong? You must listen to this two part podcast from PHEMcast. [MG]
  • Dr Smith has another great case: what is the cause of this patient’s ST depression? [MG]
  • The EM Clerkship podcast reviews EKG basics. [MG]
  • The RCEM December podcast is out. [MG]
  • CrackCast has two great episodes on HIV and parasitic infections [MG]
  • FOAMcast has a great roundup on gastritis and PUD. [MG]
  • TotalEM tells you what you need to know about documentation. [MG]
  • The PECPodcast tells about a new position statement on what an EMS medical director should be able to do. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • In In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, should the first move be intubation?  Ken Milne discusses a recent publication.  Spoiler alert: The Devil is in the Details. [SR]
  • Rob Orman discusses the core principles of high performance CPR. [SR]
  • Pharmacy Joe outlines the current state of DOAC reversal in just a few minutes. [MG]
  • The PulmCCM blog highlights A Great Lecture on Applied Respiratory Physiology by Scott Aberegg… Love this! [CN]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Read this review of POCUS related lawsuits [CMD]
  • A case of a PE with an awesome clip of a (spoiler alert!) pulmonary infarct seen on POCUS [JSh]
  • Want to build your own phantom for US IV insertion? Check out my institution’s UCSD’s guide here. [MG]
  • Ultrasound for Paediatric Asthma? Learn the evidence at Ultrasound Gel Podcast. [MG]
  • Phil Rola starts a fascinating discussion on portal vein ultrasound. Really thought provoking stuff- and the follow up discussions featuring Jon-Emile Kenny and Korbin Haycock add even more spice. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • TPR discusses a Case series: treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome with capsaicin cream. The idea that capsaicin could be therapy for this syndrome was a real eureka moment by Jeff Laporte. [CN]
  • EM Cases has a Best Case Ever episode on salicylate poisoning. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMpeds Paediatrics

  • What drugs should be avoided in the paeds’ ED? Find out in this podcast from the Paediatric Emergency Playbook. [MG]
  • Free Emergency Talks has an incredible talk on common paediatric cardiac complaints in the ED. [MG]
  • Pediatric x-ray interpretation can be difficult! The team at Don’t Forget the Bubbles examines a recent CJEM study comparing differences between PEM and radiology x-ray interpretation. [RP]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • The ICE blog features a nice story and discussion about strategy and coaching with advice on specific approaches to the process. [AS, CN]
  • Rob Orman puts together an all-star cast as he discusses finding the joy in your job and in life. [SR, AS, RP]
  • Give the message early on for a great presentation, says Ross Fisher. [CN]
  • The KeyLIME crew discuss an article that provides “predictive validity evidence” for a workplace-based assessment scheme and future training outcomes. [CN]

News from the Fast Lane

  • There’s yet another Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five (No. 217!) out as well as Jellybean 085 with Victoria Stephen of BadEM [CN] 

Reference Sources and Reading List

  • Emergency Medicine and Critical Care blog/podcast list
  • LITFL Global Blogroll
  • FOAMEM RSS feed syndication for global FOAM
  • #FOAMed – #FOAMcc – #FOAMres #FOAMped – #FOAMtox – #FOAMus – #FOAMim – #FOANed

Brought to you by:

  • Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM:RAP, Core EM,REBEL EM and The Teaching Institute)
  • Chris Connolly [CC] (RCEMFOAMed, FOAMShED)
  • Chris Nickson [CN] (RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC)
  • Cian McDermott [CMD] (POCUS Geelong, SMACC)
  • Jeffrey Shih [JSh](ALiEM)
  • Luke Phillips [LP] (POCUS Geelong)
  • Manpreet ‘Manny’ Singh [MMS] (
  • Marjorie Lazoff [ML] (TandemHealth)
  • Mat Goebel [MG]
  • Matt Siuba [MS]
  • Philippe Rola [PR] (Thinkingcriticalcare)
  • Salim Rezaie [SR] (REBEL EM, The Teaching Institute)
  • Segun Olusanya [SO] (JICSCast, The Bottom Line)
  • Rick Pescatore [RP] (EM News UC:RAP)

Last update: Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:34 pm

LITFL Review 310
Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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