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LITFL Review 177

Welcome to the 177th 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

Michelle Johnston manages to capture, in her superbly eloquent style, the heartbreak of the Wrong type of Swiss Cheese. Errors must be prevented, yes. But not at the cost of our humanity. [SO]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Mike Stone discusses the tibial nerve block for regional anesthesia to the sole of the foot. Great technique to repair lacerations and remove foreign bodies. [AS]
  • Echo.guru has some great advice on the uncommonly used right parasternal window for echocardiography. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Steeping up for those who can’t is a video lecture summarizing published research, and presenting University of Louisville’s own findings, on Disability in the Clinic. The audio’s second half is much improved, and reviews what is technically needed according to the ADA to improve accessibility for all patients. A important, consciousness-raising video for physicians of all specialties, indeed for everyone. How might your ER, clinic, hospital or office perform on the survey? [ML]

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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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