LITFL Review 281

Welcome to the 281st 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

The 14th Critical Care Symposium was held last week in Manchester, featuring amazing speakers such as Luciano Gattinoni and Jean-Louis Vincent. All the talks are now available as #foamed and will be released individually over the coming weeks! [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • George Kovacks dives into how we should be training in laryngoscopy, the anti-fragile way. [AS]
  • Simon and Rob are back with May’s papers review including a meta-analysis of POCUS in life support.  EBM-ery at its finest [CC]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Casey Parker shares his deep thoughts on the role of TXA in post-partum hemorrhage and discusses how the results of the WOMAN trial affects this intervention. [AS]
  • Steve Mathieu from The Bottom Line also shares his thoughts on the WOMAN trial. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Don’t Forget the Bubbles have a lovely round up of the latest paediatric papers. [SO]
  • Edward Snelson challenges you to diagnostic thinking, airflow and your stint in the wind section of the orchestra in this piece on wheezy kids [CC]
  • Sorting the oranges from the tangerines. Neonatal jaundice, mostly benign except when it’s not. Gold as always from Tim Horeczko.

The Best of #FOANed Nursing


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Delirium is clarified by the Louisville Lectures [ML]


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • The Bottom line discuss the Fragility index as part of their new series on interpreting the evidence. [SO, AS]
  • A new fixture in the educational evidence based practice game. Simulcast Journal Club podcast discusses a debriefing with good judgment, learner engagement and more from the sim literature.

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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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