LITFL Review 261

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Welcome to the 261st 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.

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VL or DL? George Kovaks guest posts on the EMCrit site that this discussion is much more nuanced than what is often discussed. Bottom line: the best approach depends not on the device but on the experience of the operator. [AS]

One of the best from SMACC DUB: A wonderful panel discussion on the future of medical publishing. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • This is a bleedin’ awesome dive into Sepsis induced DIC from PulmCrit with a discussion around diagnosis, TEG and treatment. [CC]
  • The UK Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting has just finished. Before the release of the Podcasts (all coming as #foamed) Jonathan Downham has released great video summaries of the sessions he attended. Day 1Day 2, and Day 3 are all available to view. Great work mate! [SO]
  • Get the bottom line on the IRONMAN trial looking at intravenous iron in the critically ill from the team at, well, The Bottom Line. [SO]
  • Another SMACC Dub classic- Steve McGloughlin discusses why he thinks A is for Antibiotics when resuscitating the critically ill. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • The Maryland CCProject have an entire week’s worth of ECMO lectures online! Amazing stuff- start here! [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • REBEL EM casts a critical eye over the REASON trial: is detection of cardiac activity on POCUS in patients with PEA or asystole associated with improved survival from cardiac arrest? [JS]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Just because we’re in medicine doesn’t mean we’re immune to fear. Ross Fisher explores his fearsin an effort to get all of us to recognize ours and start learning to address them. [AS]
  • Nice post from our own Salim Rezaie and The Teaching Institute on the power of spaced repetitionin medical education. [AS]
  • Phenomenal look into how Scott Weingart thinks about building a presentation from his keynote talk at The Teaching Course in NYC this past November. [AS]
  • Andrew Tagg shares some of his great tips for time management while using #foamed. There never seem to be enough hours in the day… [SO]

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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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