LITFL Review 223

Welcome to the 223rd 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

In these times of burnout, strikes, and dissatisfaction, it’s incredibly important to remember the greatness that we are part of and can share in. Simon Carley blogs on this, urging us towards self-actualisation and transcendence. [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • In celebration of their birthday, First 10 in EM reviews their top articles of the last year. [AS]
  • Should we use TMP-SMX in the treatment of abscesses? Salim Rezaie delves into the topic with expert commentary from Gillian Schmitz. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Brian Galovic and Jimmy Fair walk us through the basics of transesophageal echocardiography in TEE part 1 and TEE part 2.  [SR]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Prepping a talk with data slides? Don’t make an over complicated slide even worse….avoid the ugly red box! More wisdom from Ross Fisher over on his Prezentation skills blogspot. [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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