LITFL Review 186

Welcome to the 186th 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

The importance of grit in medicine can’t be stated enough. Mike Lauria discusses the concept and its import. [AS]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Excellent lecture on the non-utility of backboards and collars via Anton Helman and EM Cases. [AS]
  • Having difficulty getting fluorescein drops into an eye? ALiEM discusses 4 tricks to make this process much easier. [AS]
  • Getting us all in the mood for #smaccUS, the awesome RAGE team are back with another podcast on a whole host of resuscitation based topics, including adding hand stands to your armoury of treatment! [SL]
  • Check out Amal Mattu’s latest podcast on a new vagal maneuver for SVT. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • A review of solitary pulmonary nodules and related topics from this week’s University of Louville’s Internal Medicine lecture series. [ML]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • The International Review of Psychiatry has dedicated its April issue (freely available through June) to Social Media in Medicine. [ML]
  • How education is and how it should be from John Greenwood and the Maryland CC Project. [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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