LITFL Review 158

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Welcome to the 158th 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.

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Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Rethinking Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA). Our current algorithms leave much to be desired in terms of PEA management. The ED ECMO crew discuss updated thoughts on PEA and using a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Weakness and bradycardia? Don’t forget about hyperkalemia. Amal shares some great pearls on hyperkalemia this week. [AS]
  • Provision of supplemental O2 to STEMI patients with normal oxygen saturations appears to be detrimental. Scancrit.com reviews the release of the AVOID abstract at the 2014 AHA Congress meeting. [AS]
  • Maternal cardiac arrest in the ED is a high stress scenario. Sarah Payne gives a great overview of the management and a simplified approach in this novel picture book summary. [SL]
  • Here’s a great overview of hypertensive emergencies from S.O.A.P. [SO]
  • You’ve probably heard that opioid overdose patients require monitoring after administration of naloxone (narcan). Do they really? The EMJClub reviews the evidence in this month’s podcast “Treat and Release vs. Observation After Naloxone for Opioid Overdose” [MG]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Pushing the boundaries of FOAM further, the St Emlyn’s team live streamed theirtalks from the Manchester Medical Society EM meeting on the use of FOAM in medical education. Learn from Simon’s talk on social media in education, Rick’s inspirational talk on research in EM and Natalie’s talk on how FOAM has opened numerous doors in her career in EM and could do for you too! [SL]
  • Learning how to open doors in you career in EM and balancing that with the pitfalls it can bring about. Learn from 4 of the best educators in this podcast from iTeach EM! [SL]

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Marjorie Lazoff, MD FACP. Board certified internist with clinical background in academic emergency medicine, currently the founder of The Healing Red Pen, an editorial consulting company. Dr Lazoff is a full-time editor and strong supporter of FOAMed.

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