LITFL Review 274

Welcome to the 274th 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

Justin Morgenstern writes about performance under pressure: the problems, what it means for providers in medicine, and mechanisms to cope with pressure at the workplace. He assimilates a huge amount of information, from FOAM, research articles and books, into a valuable one-stop shop on this hot topic.  [SR] [CN]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Josh Farkas reviews the treatments of Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis on this great post. [SR]
  • Arne Diehl at INTENSIVE guides you Q&A style through one of the important puzzles of VA ECMO management: differential hypoxia, a condition that also goes by the exotic names of Harlequin Syndrome and ‘North-South phenomenon’. Enjoy! [CN] [ML: Chris Nickson (CN) served as reviewer to this and the following Intensive post]
  • James Day talks us through weaning the patient from VA ECMO in a second great post from INTENSIVE. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Janos Baombe from St Emlyn’s talks us through a recent topical paper- the now infamous “intubation in cardiac arrest” retrospective study from JAMA last month. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


The Best of #FOANed Nursing

  • A quick tip so elegant in it’s simplicity: Ian Miller urges us to ‘own the bed’. [JS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Great new podcast, recommended by Casey Parker, is called IMReasoning. The hosts of the show are Nicolas Szecket and Art Nahill. [SR]
  • Lorel Brown opens up about Aortic Stenosis in this week’s Louisville Lectures. [ML]


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Rob Cooney asks, “what would happen to education if we took education evidence seriously?” A great piece on medical education. [AS]
  • Erica Howe discusses Ping-Ponging. Not the game but a cooperative approach to teaching different levels of learners. [SR]
  • A fantastic post from a legendary emergency physician Judith Tintinalli discussing the style and habits she’s developed over a lifetime in EM. [AS]

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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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