LITFL Review 305

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Welcome to the 305th 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.

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What’s on the Trauma Professional’s blog this week? Lots as usual! Learn about bucket handle injuries of the intestine, a cool concept for estimating blood loss prehospital, and remember that stuff you sterilise with may not be sterile. [CN]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Harvard Business Review’s Strategic Development Feedback provides pointers for everyone on how to give learners constructive tough love.  [MMS]
  • The Simulcast October Journal Club Wrap Up is out. Articles this month discuss practice standards for simulated patients, as well as the pillars of simulated patient programs, a randomised trial of simulation-based mastery learning for thoracentesis, and a documentation framework for simulation-based quality improvement activities. [CN]
  • The latest podcast from the International Clinical Educators’ KeyLIME team gets heavy: they explore the death rate of doctors-in-training in KeyLIME Podcast146 – The mortality rate of residency education. ICENet also has a three-part series on “teaching” – in the OR, the clinic, and the ward. Are the ED and the ICU different, I wonder? [CN]
  • In Only one way to present?, Ross Fisher defends a scientifically and stylistically sound approach to presentations while acknowledging the dangers of the “presentation gestapo”. [CN]
  • Look for a powerhouse discussion here: the ALIEM MEDIC series tackles the case of the difficult debrief. [CN]

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]


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Posted by Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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 FOAM. LinkedIn

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