LITFL Review 232

Welcome to the 232nd 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

Cliff Reid offers an amazing reflection on training, stress exposure and pushing one self to achieve even in the face of defeat. [AS]

Nadim Lalani writes one of the most incredible pieces I have ever read on courageous collegiality in medicine, a guide to having challenging conversations. (Thanks Brent Thoma for the tip) [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Should we transfuse platelets to patients with spontaneous ICH on antiplatelet therapy? St. Emlyn’s and EM Lit of Note review a recent RCT in the Lancet that essentially says, no. [AS]
  • Here’s a nice summary from St Emlyn’s on recent UK guidelines on managing acute behavioural disturbance. [SO]
  • Do patients attending the ED have a higher mortality if they attend at weekends? The Bottom Line review a topical recent paper from the UK looking at this. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • P-cubed presentation skills has reached its 200th post and here is a reflective piece on those 200, highlighting the most and least popular postings.  There’s some absolute gold here.  Enjoy.  [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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