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LITFL Review 249

Welcome to the 249th 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

Swami discusses the process of thin-slicing in the ED: “the pathophysiology and relative illness of patients on the spectrum are different; [not] apply[ing] the concepts of management of one of the spectrum to the other end…allows us to tailor our management to our patients and maximize good outcomes”:. This SMACCDUB talk also saw the inception of the soon to be (in)famous term, BFC. [JS]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Extubate overnight or wait till morning? Josh Farkas discusses a recent observational paper and provides some insights. [SO]
  • Are nurses non-inferior to physicians when it comes to inter-hospital transport of patients? A recent paper on this topic is reviewed by the Bottom Line this week. [SO]
  • The Maryland Critical Care Project has a wonderful podcast on Family Intensive Care Syndrome. A real eye opener. [SO]
  • A lot of us will be performing echo’s to look for the presence of pericardial effusion, this post from Cliff Reid will help structure your management once you’ve found the effusion. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


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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