LITFL Review 252

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Welcome to the 252nd 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 European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s annual congress has just concluded in Milan. Some excellent and exciting new trials (LeoPARDS, GRAVITY-VAP, OXYGEN-ICU) were presented, all of which can be viewed for free on their website. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • A brilliant review and alternative take on a recent paper looking at echo in cardiac arrest from EM Nerd. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Amazing resource for Peds EM: the PEM Guide 3.0 is now free via iTunes. [AS]
  • The DFTB team are on fire. A twofer of pediatric gems: Andrew Tagg puts the heat on temperature assessment, and Henry Goldstein gives a heads-up on the nasty tasting medications that you could end up wearing. [JS]
  • A SMACC mini podcast peers deep into the pediatric airway: Phil Hyde and Fran Lockie use cases to explore how to make that little airway less terrifying. [JS]
  • Edward Snelson tells us the internet has ruined everything via chickenpox dogma in kids and Iron Giant.  Intriguing stuff.  [CC]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • A brand new and potentially game-changing Web resource for medical students and others, Medskl presents short (2-3 minute) but smart podcasts, wonderfully illustrated and following the FOAMed philosophy. Currently there are about 200 clinical medicine topics, including 8 emergency medicine topics. Registrants can download resources and participate in group discussions. Created by faculty from North American (mostly Canadian) med schools. How about CME for the rest of us? [ML]

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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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