LITFL Review 211

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Welcome to the 211th 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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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Astrophysicist and anaesthetist, Kevin Fong, gives an amazing talk about the medical lessons from space exploration. [JS]

Pat Croskerry’s gives an incredible talk on Cognitive Debiasingfrom SMACC Chicago. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Ken Milne and Fareen Zaver critically appraise a new study looking to see if head CT performed ≤6 hours from onset of headache in a community setting can rule out SAH. [SR]
  • A reminder from Stephen Smith to resuscitate prior to making the decision about the need for revascularization in unstable patients. [AS]
  • We listed this site when it first opened in November, but in case you missed it: Another new FOAM resource called Geriatric Emergency Medicine Cast (GEMCast), the brainchild of a geriatric emergency physician, on all topics for physicians, nurses and anyone caring for older adults. [SR]
  • Have you heard of the HEAVEN criteria for predicting difficult intubation? Find out about the research behind it on the Flight Bridge ED podcast. [MG]
  • Emergency Medicine Cases takes on opioid misuse in the emergency department. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Intensive shares the top 10 critical care articles of the year. [AS]
  • Is it safe to use nitrates in patients with acute pulmonary edema and aortic stenosis? EM Lit of Note discusses why the recent Annals of EM article doesn’t help answer the question. [AS]
  • More free content from Essentials of EM: Kenji Inaba and Rob Orman discuss management of patients with “the seat belt sign.” [AS]
  • In case you didn’t get enough last week, ICS State of the Art blog, has added a swag more posts and podcasts from the December meeting, cutting edge intensive care. [JS]
  • Mind of the Resuscitationist: What to do after the resuscitation is done from EMCrit. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Christina Shenvi discusses salicylate toxicity in a geriatric population (Age ≥65 years). [SR]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • When is lung point not lung point? 5 Minute Sono discusses why lung point isn’t truly 100% specific for pneumothorax. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

  • Brian serves up another great nursing take on Resus Outside the Box, part 2, which covers ACLS, ultrasound, goal-directed epinephrine and dual defibrillation. [JS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Michelle Lin and her team (which includes our own Swarmi!)  are now accepting applications for an online faculty development program called the Faculty Incubator. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15th, 2016 at 5pm EST. [SR]
  • Daniel Cabrera asks, Is Gamification of medical education all its cracked up to be, on the International Clinician Educators (ICE) blog? [SR]
  • Another analogy between aerospace industry and medical  safety in the context of simulation and deliberate practice: a valuable blog on potential extended use of simulation in healthcare from Damian Roland, a paediatric emergency physician. [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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