LITFL Review 275

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Welcome to the 275th 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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Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

What is the value of a lecture? How do we get the most out of attending and giving one? Rob Orman discusses with one of the best, Amal Mattu. [AS, SR]

Simon and Rob round up the recent trauma care conference in the UK with updates on some really important topics from EBM, PEM and PHEM-US. [CC]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • The interscalene block is extremely effective in providing analgesia to the shoulder, deltoid and humeral area. 5 Minute Sono has an excellent video on how to do it. [AS]
  • Phil Rola has another great case demonstrating the value of POCUS in the differential diagnosis of dyspnoea. [SO]
  • Do you have ultrasound clips for teaching that need de-identifying? Ben Smith has updated his software that allows you to do just that! [SO]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • The EMPharmD blog and our own Life in the Fastlane both feature posts this week on related topics: burnoutdepression,  and mental health in medicine. [AS, SR]
  • Janos Baombe asks what is your eating hygiene at work?  Some great tips on how to improve your diet while on a busy shift. [SR]
  • Loice Swisher talks about the top 3 ways she has kept longevity without burnout in EM. [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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