LITFL Review 342

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Welcome to the 342nd 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 CumminsA wonderful resource, free through the end of 2018: SAEM On Demand provides their Annual Meeting didactics from SAEM 2014 to the present online. For instance, check out Jennifer Carnell talk about tapping into the power of TAPSE in PE with her deep dive lecture from SAEM 2017. [MMS]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • A review of syncope rules from down under as well as a new rule to help us determine who is at risk. [AJB]
  • Enter the world of ketamine! Learn more about the pharmacology, myths and multiple uses of ketamine in the ED, which are vast and under appreciated. [MMS]
  • How does your department address the topic of transgender care? The latest EM Pulse podcast discusses challenges and concerns specific to transgender patients with some practical tips to improve care and make your ED more welcoming. [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • The PAMPer trial demonstrates that receiving prehospital FFP instead of saline improves outcome in trauma patients See a quick video review by Dr. Mel Herbert and article abstract at NEJM. NNT = 10!! [AJB]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Need more ultrasound-guided nerve blocks? @ArunNagdev and @ACEP_EUS tell us how to get started off in this super article! [CMD]
  • There’s a pericardial effusion, but is it tamponade? UltrasoundPodcast discusses a challenging case [JSh]
  • A Rebelcast and discussion with the lead author on the cardiac arrest sonographic assessment (CASA) protocol paper. [LP]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Yea or nay to beta blockers in acute cocaine toxicity? A discussion between Jeff Lapoint and John Richards teases out the finer points of the debate. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • A spoon feed review of the latest recommendations for infective endocarditis. [AJB]

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

  • Does your shop have a nursing intubation checklist? Yunn Cee Dirsa discusses her approach in the latest Resus Nurse podcast. [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] (
  • 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 342 Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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