LITFL Review 295

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Welcome to the 295th 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

An anonymous guest posts on Resus Me about the myth of “error-free” and how errors affect us. [AS, SR]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Scott Weingart discusses ApOx, The ENDAO Trial, and PreOx.  He also discusses why ApOx hasn’t panned out in the two RCTs in the critical care literature. [SR]
  • Tim Byrne shares the Alfred ICU airway checklist—and better yet, includes a downloadable Powerpoint version for modification. [SR]
  • Should everyone get “shenfu”, the ancient Chinese medicine, post cardiac arrest? David Slessor gives his thoughts on this fascinating trial. [SO]
  • Core EM gives some great pearls in intubating patients in shock: Back Up Head Elevated Intubation, Low Dose Sedative and High Dose Paralytics. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Natalie May continues her Sydney HEMS 101 reflections with part 6 of her series: Self Care. [SR]
  • Brian Cuthbertson, another Master of Intensive Care, shares his thoughts on non-technical skills like mentorship with us this week. [SO]

LITFL Weekly Review Team

LITFL RV brought to you by:

Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM:RAP, Core EM,REBEL EM and The Teaching Institute)
Andrew J. Bowman [AJB]
Bruno Tomazini [BT] (ICURevisited)
Chris Connolly [CC] (RCEMFOAMed, FOAMShED)
Chris Nickson [CN] (RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC)
Cian McDermott [CMD] (POCUS Geelong, SMACC)
Craig Wylie [CW] (BadEM)
Jeffrey Shih [JSh](ALiEM)
Luke Phillips [LP] (POCUS Geelong)
Manpreet ‘Manny’ Singh [MMS] (emDOCs.net)
Marjorie Lazoff [ML] (TandemHealth)
Mat Goebel [MG]
Matt Siuba [MS]
Philippe Rola [PR] (Thinkingcriticalcare)
Rick Pescatore [RP] (EM News UC:RAP)
Sarah Newman [SN]
Salim Rezaie [SR] (REBEL EM, The Teaching Institute)
Segun Olusanya [SO] (JICSCast, The Bottom Line)
Thomas C. Neal [TCN]


Reference Sources and Reading List


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#FOAMed Updates

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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