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LITFL Review 277

Welcome to the 277th 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

All talks from the UK Intensive Care Society’s State of the Art Meeting 2016 are now available as #FOAMed. Presentations feature Jean-Louis Vincent, Peter Brindley, Ross Fisher, Jack Iwashyna, and many other leading lights in international critical care. Not to be missed! [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Scott Weingart and Jim Ducanto talk about Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination (SALAD). [SR]
  • Following last week’s bolus of Marick protocol posts, here’s another excellent dissection of the Marick Vit C/Thiamine protocol from REBEL EM, with a great expert commentary from Haney Mallemat. [AS]
  • Adrian Wong attended the recent ESICM EuroAsia conference and has a blog covering all 3 days. Start with day1 and explore. [SO]
  • Mastering Intensive Care is a new podcast from Andrew Davies, an ICU specialist in Melbourne. Davies explores the “hidden curriculum” and the nuances that make us excellent clinicians. Start with Exemplary Leadership, his talk with John Botha. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • The Bottom line reviews the MACMAN trial, which compares video and direct laryngoscopy in critically unwell patients. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Cool Sono Bro! Play the wheel of echo this week with 5 minute sono and Ben Smith. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Natalie May takes a brief trip into metacognition stopping off at Occam’s Razor, Hiccum’s Dictum, Dunning-Kruger, Thinking, Fast and Slow and more. [AS]
  • An excellent discussion on why case reports and “in my experience” articles still plays an important role in treatment, despite the growing body of RCTs. [AS]
  • Chris Doty and Loice Swisher discuss healthcare workers’ needs in stressful and chaotic work environment. (Are you attentive to your and your colleagues’ Plimsoll line?) [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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