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LITFL Review 168

Welcome to the 168th 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

Those awesome Swedes. Not only do they host an excellent emergency ultrasound conference (SonoSweden), they livestream it free, and then save all the archives for all to see. That’s hours and hours of FREE ultrasound tutorial videos featuring Matt Dawson, Mike Mullin, Vicki Noble, and others. Did I mention everyone’s in a kimono? [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • The PROPPR study was release this week investigating the use of 1:1:1 resuscitation in major trauma versus 1:1:2 (plasma/platelets/RBCs). HIPPO EM has a nice review of the landmark study and a more in depth review from REBEL EM.. [AS]
  • Justin Mandeville of ICMWK has released his list of 10ish favourite studies of 2014. It’s a great list (even though he clearly can’t count). [SO]
  • If you haven’t subscribed to Josh Farkas’s blog, Pulmcrit, please do. He keeps putting out brilliant posts. His latest discusses a triple-barrel shotgun approach to undifferentiated cardiorespiratory failure. [SO]
  • The Bottom Line this week features the RESTORE study looking at  protocol sedation in mechanically ventilated paediatric patients with acute respiratory failure. A really interesting study excellently summarized. [SO]
  • Matthew Mac Partlin from the Intensive Care Network presents a podcast with Rob Macsweeney of Critical Care Reviewed, discussing his recently completed CCR Meeting 2015. It’s definitely worth a listen. [SO]
  • Portsmouth ICU in the UK has produced a handy list of patient safety notices, and shared them with all online. Check them out here. [SO]
  • Another reminder of the importance of compassion and humanity from the Humanizing Intensive Care Project: “we need to hear and listen” [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


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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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