LITFL Review 154

Welcome to the 154th 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 Global FOAM.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

What’s the best approach to blunt traumatic cardiac arrest? Learn from Weingart and Hinds in this week’s EMCrit podcast. [MG]
If you watch only one lecture on EKGs this year, it has to be Steve Smith’s SMACC talk on “Subtle ECG Signs of Ischemia.”[MG]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • The University of Utah department of anaesthesiology has a rather excellent website devoted to perioperative echocardiography. It’s got video lectures, video quizzes, and is regularly updated with interesting posts. Covering both TEE/TOE and TTE, it’s a superb learning resource. Get stuck in! [SO]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Button battery ingestions are dangerous and potentially catastrophic. St. Emlyn’s reviews the management of asymptomatic and symptomatic patients based on battery location. [AS]
  • Great peds myth-busting from Don’t Forget the Bubbles – corneal abrasions may not be the source of crying in infants. [AS]

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