LITFL Review 271

Welcome to the 271st 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

Get your conspiracy theory on with The Poison Review team and their round up on what we know about VX gas…..[CC]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Can a pneumothorax be diagnosed purely based on the “sucking” or “blowing” sound as you breach the pleura? Dr Alan Garner suggests maybe not… [SO]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Andrew Tagg discuss the role of task simulators for resuscitative skills that are rarely used in PEM. Another insightful piece with thought-provoking conclusions. [CC]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Ross Fisher continues his series on presenting data. This time, he reminds us that data slides must be easily interpretable and clear: Support the Message and not Distract. [SR]
  • Arlene Chung, Haney Mallemat, & The ALiEM Team opine that life happens, but balancing life is no accident.  What are the “Big Rocks” in your life? [SR]

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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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