LITFL Review 180

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Welcome to the 180th 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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Billy Mallon discusses the role of ketamine in trauma as only Billy Mallon can, via the Essentials of Emergency Medicine best lectures of 2014. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • emDocs’ Zach Radwine has written a nice overview on Carbon Monoxide– an oldie but a goodie! [JAR]
  • Synthetic cannabinoids…is anyone keeping track of how many are coming out of the pipeline? The Poison Review definitely is with this review of a paper on MAB-CHMINACA, a high-affinity synthetic cannabinoid [JAR]
  • More on the synthetic cannabinoid discussion, ForensicToxGuy contributes his take on MAB-CHIMINACA with a mind-blowing (no pun intended) discussion on the forensic chemistry of these substances…there’s even a GoT reference included [JAR]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Emergency Medicine Ireland offers a quick review of ITP in Tasty Morsel 048. [AS]
  • Should kids be cooled to 33 degrees C or kept normothermic after ROSC? Resus.me reviews the recent NEJM article. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Dr Lederer’s continues her electrolyte-focused, case-centered lecture-and-slides, this week on Calcium Homeostatis. [ML]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • EMDocs.net continues its series on the EM Mindset with Reuben Strayer,discussing the 8 responsibilities of the EM doc (public health, resource stewardship, customer service, managing ED flow, disposition and level of care, symptom relief, identification of dangerous conditions and resuscitation). [AS]
  • The Teaching Course Podcast is now live and features a number of talks including Rob Rogers on the importance of branding yourself in medicine. [AS]
  • Boring EM discusses how learners, teachers and producers of FOAM can improve the content and quality. [AS]

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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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