LITFL Review 205

Welcome to the 205th 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

Hear what it takes to to be at the cutting edge of EM in this superb podcast of Cliff Reid’s talk at #RCEM15. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • REBEL EM reviews the management of DKA covering 4 dogmatic teachings and the evidence that lyse the dogma. [AS]
  • ER Cast welcomes Joe Bellezzo to discuss the ins and outs of the management of Torsades de Pointes. [AS]
  • Should we be using idarucizumab to reverse dabigtran in bleeding patients? REBEL EM discusses the “best” evidence and how it’s chock full of bias, poor methods and ultimately, gives us no direction. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • It’s time to bury the coma cocktail. The Poison Review discusses an article looking at the problems with the cocktail and how we should be treating patients now. [AS]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Can’t make it to the Teaching Course in NYC? Jesse Spurr has put together a great list of resources for those looking to expand their simulation experience.[AS]
  • We are all practiced at breaking bad news to patients and relatives, but how do we do it to colleagues.  The team over at St Emlyns discuss the best way to talk about ‘that patient you saw the other day’ [CC]

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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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