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LITFL Review 240

Welcome to the 240th 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 chuck of FOAM.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

TheResusRoom site just launched with great new podcasts on sepsis, CXR in trauma, PCI following ROSC and many more. For those more textually inclined there are paper summaries and guidelines to whet your appetite. [CC]

Iain Beardsell’s “Thrombolysis in PE” talk from SMACC dub has already acquired legendary status. The legend himself talks us through its inception and development. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Joe Lex discusses his EM Mindset and some of what he’s learned in 50 years in Emergency Medicine. [AS]
  • EM Lit of Note discusses further evidence that IV antibiotics aren’t necessarily better than oral. [AS]
  • John Bucher walks us through the facts of cervical collars in trauma. [SR]
  • Michael Moss reviews some pearls and pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. [SR]
  • Some great ‘what, so what and now what’ recaps from Rob Fenwick on alcohol withdrawal, CURB 65 and ectopic pregnancy. [SL]
  • A great take on spinal immobilisation and the approach to caring for these patients in this PHEMCAST episode on gentle patient handling. [SL]
  • Fans of the defunct Keeping Up with Emergency Medicine podcasts may be interested in the latest offering from the same group: EM Topics. In their promotional email they say, “In the spirit of FOAM, all the current and landmark article summaries are available on EM Topics for free. But if you want more convenience, we have a subscription service for a nominal fee to help offset the cost of maintaining the site…” [ML]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Adrian Wong reviews the ATACH-2 trial.  Should we be implementing intensive BP control in patients with ICH?  Read this post to find out. [SR]
  • The Humanizing Intensive Care team discuss the recent call to action against burnout syndrome. A must read, for those unaware. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMed Resuscitation

  • Incredible talk from Chris Hicks on training the mind of the resuscitationist, the functioning of teams and lessons from Curious George. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • The images from this Ultrasound of the week are truly astounding. Can you correctly diagnose this lady with flank pain? [SO]
  • Cameron Kyle-Sidell and Anna Pickens have a great video on performing ultrasound guided pericardiocentesis. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMped Paediatrics

  • Andrew Tagg discusses the usefulness of Capillary Refill Time in pediatrics to assess dehydration and cardiovascular collapse (i.e. shock). [SR]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Help the Louisville Lectures celebrate their 100th lecture by watching the inspiring Changing Medicine, or the Life of Tom Petty. The 20th century pulmonologist, not the rock star. [ML]

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

  • After a hiatus, Chris Picard comes blazing back with a well researched post on the finer points of sizing the oropharyngeal airway adjunct. [JS]

The Best of Medical Education and Social Media

  • Will free open access be the way of the future for medical research? What are the ethical dilemmas of paywalls? These and many other questions about medical publication discussed on St. Emlyn’s. [AS]
  • Rob Orman talks to Scott Weingart and Chris Hicks about Meditation and Tactical Breathing in Medicine. [SR]

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
  • Twitter: #FOAMed – #FOAMcc – #FOAMped – #FOAMtox – #FOAMus – #FOAMim – #FOANed

Brought to you by:

    • Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM)
    • Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM)
    • Chris Connolly [CC]
    • Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC)
    • Jesse Spurr [JS] (Injectable Orange)
    • Marjorie Lazoff [ML] (TandemHealth)
    • Mat Goebel [MG]
    • Salim Rezaie [SR] (REBEL EM, The Teaching Institute)
    • Segun Olusanya [SO] (JICSCast)
    • Simon Laing [SL] (TheResusRoom, HEFTEMCast)

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