LITFL Review 230

Welcome to the 230th 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

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have uploaded some talks from their recent ASM. Listen to Anil Patel talk on THRIVE (think NODESAT on steroids!), Stuart Marshall talk on Human Factors in airway management, and Helen Kolawole talk on the ANZICS Anaphylaxis guidelines.  Here’s hoping for an upcoming playlist… [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Loperamide as the poor man’s methadone:  a drug of abuse and a cause of cardiac dysrhythmias. A fascinating delve into this over-the-counter antidiarrheal from TPR. [CC]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Great podcast on how we can objectively assess and differentiate the child with altered mental status? [JS]
  • Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust review the newly published Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE) AAP Guidelines, formerly known as ALTE. [SR]…and coupled with a blog post from DFTB, we now know that BRUE is the new Black [CC]
  • This is an incredible read from a parent, reflecting on the fact that doctors don’t always know best. Real tips for our communication skills and shared decision making. [SO]

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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