LITFL Review 294

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Welcome to the 294th 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

Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Ken Milne highlights another Legend in EM, Dr. Jerry Hoffman, on the SGEM this week [ML]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Simon Carley reviews the most recent paper on Apnoeic Oxygenation, The ENDAO Trial. [SR]
  • The EM Cases podcast focuses on highlights from the EMU2017 conference, including pearls on hand-offs from Chris Hicks and vertigo from Walter Himmel. [AS]
  • Rory Spiegel also weighs in with his masterful analysis of the ENDAO Trial. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • The INTENSIVE podcasts features an introduction to ECMO for those of us with little experience. [SO]
  • Does intensive rehabilitation benefit the critically ill compared to standard rehab? The Bottom Line review the EPICC trial which assessed that very question. [SO]
  • Sara Gray talks to Andrew Davies about positive self talk and self compassion in this week’s discussion with a Master in Intensive Care. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Ryan Radecki questions the benefit of apneic oxygenation in rapid sequence intubation in the ED in his review of the ENDAO Trial. [SR]
  • CanadiEM features a nice review of the physiologic basis as well as the evidence behind using beta blockers in cardiac arrest patients from Sameer Shariff. [AS, SR]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Josh Farkas discusses the utility of the serum osmolal gap in toxic ingestions. [SR]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Do you know the difference between 16:9 vs 4:3? Ross Fisher reviews one of the most common issues when presenting your talk on another computer than your own in his most recent post: format changes. [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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