LITFL Review 227

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Welcome to the 227th 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

The old and new titans of critical care Paul Marik and Rob MacSweeney throw down over the futility of predicting fluid responsiveness in resuscitation. [JS]

Natalie May provides a thought-provoking post looking at our polarised perspectives in the emergency department (although really applies to hospital as a whole). Can we be each be a little kinder, less judgemental, and inclusive this week? [SO]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Amal Mattu and Rick Body talk low-risk chest pain evaluation in the ED. This post via St. Emlyn’s contains full video of their talks from last week. [AS]
  • The usual subscription-based EM:RAP has relaunched its free TV as EM:RAP HD on YouTube. This week, the team highlights tubes for stopping GI bleeds. [AS]
  • PHEMCAST joins in with the sepsis debate but with an interesting prehospital slant and also an insider’s view from Tim Nutbeam who is heavily involved in the UK Sepsis Trust. [SL]
  • A great case discussion from SMACC on a prehospital trauma case led by Brian Burns, great to a hear more than one way to skin a cat from these experts and highlighting the difficulties in critical decision making. [SL]
  • Here is a superb bunch of tips on managing cognitive load as an emergency physician– useful for all physicians really. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

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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