LITFL Review 160

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Welcome to the 160th 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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The London Trauma Conference was held this week. If you didn’t get a chance to go, and even if you did, there are some great summaries from Louise Chan on Resus.me and Iain Beardsell and Co. at St. Emlyns. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • EM Lyceum review four debatable issues in the management of seizures in the Emergency Department including status epilepticus, imaging for first time seizures and pseudoseizures. [AS]
  • You’ve probably heard of deWinter’s T-waves, but the presentation keeps getting more diverse. Amal Mattu brings us up to speed with this EKG case of the week.  [MG]
  • Student’s will be interested in St Emlyn’s induction podcast on chest pain in the ED. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Should we start using TEE in cardiac arrest management instead of TTE? emDocs.net reviews some of the advantages and disadvantages of this modality. [AS]
  • The UK Intensive Care Society held its yearly State of the Art Conference on the 8th till the 10th of December. The ICS blog has a recap of all the activities. Crit-iq also blogged about it. Enjoy the pearls! [SO]
  • Microwave technology, ketamine in agitated psych patients requiring aeromed transfer and more review of the cutting edge discussions from the London Trauma Conference via Resus.me. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Are you ready for ultrasound guided CPR? Matt + Mike discuss how we’re doing CPR wrong and what we can do to improve. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Excellent induction podcast and blog post from St. Emlyn’s on the care of the child with shortness of breath. Contains a nice link to PED EM Morsels (Sean Fox) on bronchiolitis treatment as well. [AS]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • iTeachEM discusses Stress Inoculation Training with Mike Lauria and it’s role in medical student and resident education. [AS]
  • Great post on developing the EM Mindset for medical students and junior trainees from Bob Stuntz and emDocs.net. [AS]
  • The Road Ahead for FOAM from Aidan Baron on LITFL. [AS]

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