LITFL Review 193

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Welcome to the 193rd 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

Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

See FOAM4GP’s Simplify the Message on how to explain a medical condition or treatment to a patient using something in their lives they can relate to. Or as Orson Scott Card puts it, “Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.” [ML]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Excellent review of succinycholine versus rocuronium for RSI in the ED from HEFT EM Cast. [AS]
  • REBEL EM discusses how to provide sedation and analgesia after intubating a pregnant patient. [AS]
  • Scott talks to Tom Bleck and discusses everything Status Epilepticus on the EMCrit podcast. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Latest in the Louisville Lecture series on pharmacogenetics. Kristen Reynolds takes a look at adverse drug reactions occurring secondary to identifiable genetic risk factors: the evidence supporting genetic testing, common mutations (CYP phenotypes), and how to decide whom to test. [ML]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Lucky for us, still available online: an excellent guide and resource on getting started on twitter from Injectable Orange. [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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