LITFL Review 337

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Welcome to the 337th 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.

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The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick CumminsEM Cases features an incredible review of effective learning theories with brilliant educators John Sherbino and Rick Penciner. [AS, SR]

 

 

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Casey Parker puts together a comprehensive post and accompanying podcast on indications to place a CVC, reasons not to place CVCs, potential complications of CVCs, and confirmation of CVCs. [SR, AS]
  • Our own Anand Swaminathan brings us back to the basics with bundle branch blocks at Core EM. [RP]
  • How confident are you at diagnosing pericarditis? Test your skills with Dr Smith’s ECG case this week. [MG]
  • Simon Carley has some great pearls from Basics North West Conference in the UK. Covering prehospital sepsis, torso trauma, and self care, these are a great collection of tips. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Refresh and level up your ventilation skills in the latest Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation series from Frank Lodeserto via REBEL EM – Part 4 Obstructive Physiology. In case you missed the earlier ones, check out Part 1 – Types of Breaths, Part 2 – Goals of MV, and Part 3 – Severe Metabolic Acidosis. [MMS]
  • ALIEM Cards are quick-reference, digestible resources you can use on-shift. Check out the latest from Dr. Michelle Lin on the Berlin Definition of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. [RP]
  • Jon-Emile Kenny can explore physiology like no other–see what he has to say about driving pressure in APRV at PulmCCM. [RP]
  • The latest SMACC podcast has Peter Brindley taking on the mighty Rinaldo Bellomo in a no holds barred contest of wits. Which heavyweight in ICU research will come out on top? [SO]
  • Bicarbonate for metabolic acidosis in the ICU is controversial. Steve Mathieu breaks down a new trial in the area for The Bottom Line. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Deep dive by ultrasoundgel.org team on the use of ECHO for chest pain in the ED. Bottom line : POCUS is not sensitive to rule out serious cardiac causes of chest pain. Also keep your eyes peeled for a discussion of the controversial SHOC-ED paper in their upcoming podcast. [CMD]
  • Remember the saphenous vein cut-down? Read this case from @TamingtheSRU, put down the scalpel and pick up the probe instead! [CMD, JSh]
  • Rajiv Thavanathan gives a great summary of the reason and evidence behind ED-TEE use in cardiac arrest with his videocast lecture with accompanying writeup. [MMS]
  • Using POCUS to identify venous congestion is a growing area of interest. Our own Phillipe Rola discusses current practice in this area with some special guests. [SO]

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Daniel Ling from CanadiEM shares three lessons from his work in academic scholarship, which he hopes will encourage others in the academic community to continue perseverance. [MMS]

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)
  • Andrew J. Bowman [AJB]
  • Bruno Tomazini [BT] (ICURevisited)
  • Chris Connolly [CC] (RCEMFOAMed, FOAMShED)
  • Chris Nickson [CN] (RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC)
  • Cian McDermott [CMD] (POCUS Geelong, SMACC)
  • Craig Wylie [CW] (BadEM)
  • Jeffrey Shih [JSh](ALiEM)
  • Luke Phillips [LP] (POCUS Geelong)
  • Manpreet ‘Manny’ Singh [MMS] (emDOCs.net)
  • Marjorie Lazoff [ML] (TandemHealth)
  • Mat Goebel [MG]
  • Matt Siuba [MS]
  • Philippe Rola [PR] (Thinkingcriticalcare)
  • Rick Pescatore [RP] (EM News UC:RAP)
  • Sarah Newman [SN]
  • Salim Rezaie [SR] (REBEL EM, The Teaching Institute)
  • Segun Olusanya [SO] (JICSCast, The Bottom Line)
  • Thomas C. Neal [TCN]

LITFL Review 337 Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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