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LITFL Review 274

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Welcome to the 274th 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

Justin Morgenstern writes about performance under pressure: the problems, what it means for providers in medicine, and mechanisms to cope with pressure at the workplace. He assimilates a huge amount of information, from FOAM, research articles and books, into a valuable one-stop shop on this hot topic.  [SR] [CN]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Our own Anand Swaminathan covers a simplified approach to tachydysrhythmias. [SR]
  • Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust cover back pain and the dreaded spinal epidural abscess. (If you haven’t missed one, you haven’t practiced long enough.) [SR]
  • Simon Carley discusses his top 10 (+ 1) trauma articles of the year on the St. Emlyn’s blog. [AS]
  • Vibha Gupta puts together a nice post on common tracheostomy issues and how to manage them. [SR]
  • Have you blocked 2016 out as the ‘worst year ever’?  Don’t fear!  Simon Carley has summarised his favourite 10 (+1) trauma papers of the year for you.  EBM gold [CC]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Josh Farkas reviews the treatments of Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis on this great post. [SR]
  • Arne Diehl at INTENSIVE guides you Q&A style through one of the important puzzles of VA ECMO management: differential hypoxia, a condition that also goes by the exotic names of Harlequin Syndrome and ‘North-South phenomenon’. Enjoy! [CN] [ML: Chris Nickson (CN) served as reviewer to this and the following Intensive post]
  • James Day talks us through weaning the patient from VA ECMO in a second great post from INTENSIVE. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMed Resuscitation

  • Janos Baombe from St Emlyn’s talks us through a recent topical paper- the now infamous “intubation in cardiac arrest” retrospective study from JAMA last month. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  •  Jacob Avila & Mike Stone talk upper extremity nerve blocks. [SR]
  • Phil Rola has a lovely case demonstrating the use of bedside ultrasound in sepsis. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMped Paediatrics

  • Ken Milne reviews a step by step approach in the evaluation of fever in infants. [SR]
  • Tim Horeczko destroys some myths about paediatric care. [JS]
  • Anton Helman has put together a very nice post on PALS topics. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Great new podcast, recommended by Casey Parker, is called IMReasoning. The hosts of the show are Nicolas Szecket and Art Nahill. [SR]
  • Lorel Brown opens up about Aortic Stenosis in this week’s Louisville Lectures. [ML]

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

  • A quick tip so elegant in it’s simplicity: Ian Miller urges us to ‘own the bed’. [JS]

The Best of Medical Education and Social Media

  • Rob Cooney asks, “what would happen to education if we took education evidence seriously?” A great piece on medical education. [AS]
  • Erica Howe discusses Ping-Ponging. Not the game but a cooperative approach to teaching different levels of learners. [SR]
  • A fantastic post from a legendary emergency physician Judith Tintinalli discussing the style and habits she’s developed over a lifetime in EM. [AS]

News from the Fast Lane

  • Check out what’s new amongst the 1,650+ pages of the Critical Care Compendium in CCC Update 014 [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 – #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] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC)
  • Jesse Spurr [JS] (Injectable Orange, Simulcast, The Teaching Institute)
  • Marjorie Lazoff [ML] (TandemHealth)
  • Mat Goebel [MG]
  • Salim Rezaie [SR] (REBEL EM, The Teaching Institute)
  • Segun Olusanya [SO] (JICSCast, The Bottom Line)

Last update: Mar 20, 2017 @ 4:53 am

LITFL Review 274
Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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