LITFL Review 221

Welcome to the 221st 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

Sepsis-3 is released, and a fantastic 7 minute vodcast from JAMA on their new consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock. [SL] Here’s 40 minutes of sepsis goodness–iTunes interviews with the authors. [SO]

This is discussed by many in the FOAM community:

*Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer reveal the new sepsis definitions. SIRS is OUT and qSOFA score are IN. [SR]

*Great links to pro/con discussion too by Natalie May and Richard Carden at St Elmyn’s.[SR]

*Justin Morgenstern feels that the new sepsis definitions are not ready for primetime. [SR]

*Justin Mandeville also summarises Sepsis 3.0 and uses the “rule of 2s” in hispost from ICMWK. [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Burnout amongst intensive care doctors is a popular and worrying topic. Dr Andrew Davies talks us through it, and explores ways we can provide our own intensive care, in this wonderful talk from ICN. [SO]
  • A surgeon assesses a sick patient for laparotomy and pronounces them “too sick for surgery”. Is that really the case? Steve Mathieu delivers some powerful pearls in this great SMACC Chicago talk. [SO]
  • Phillipe Rola delivers a thought-provoking discussion on volume status vs volume responsiveness vs volume tolerance, and how they can differ in health and disease. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Matt and Mike continue their adventures in gastric ultrasound in part 2 of their podcast. Can we say “Starry night” together everyone? [SO]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Edward Snelson tells us that kids aren’t just mini-adults.  Well, when it comes to persistent cough anyway……[CC]

The Best of #FOANed Nursing


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim


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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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