LITFL Review 290

Welcome to the 290th 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

Portsmouth ICU just updated their free quality and safety materials with a ton of local protocols and checklists. Have a look! [SO] 


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Excellent review of recent literature on apneic oxygenation for intubation by our own Salim Rezaie on REBEL EM. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • While we all agree that POCUS is great for determining the presence of a PTX, there are false positives–as James Rippey discusses this week elsewhere on LITFL. [AS]

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

  • A clear and concise overview of post-operative delirium from rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sally Moyle. [JS]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Simon Carley writes a very thought provoking blog post on whether educational supervisors should also have an annual review of competence, just as we do for trainees. [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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