LITFL Review 312

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Welcome to the 312th 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

SGEM often posts thoughtful “skeptical” reviews on logical-sounding procedures and treatments, as it has this week: discover the non-value of therapeutic hypothermia in convulsive status epilepticus. [MG]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Managing an airway emergency in a child is nerve wracking, but learning how to manage it to avoid intubation is more tricky. [MMS]
  • Learn a step-by-step technique for managing tracheostomy emergencies from Tessa Davis at DFTB. [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Becoming an effective team doesn’t happen overnight, it takes choreography to provide high-quality resuscitation. Valuable free resource from Penn CC Project to take back to your shop. [MMS]
  • Emergency Medicine Ireland has a great overview of how to record and edit a podcast. [MG]
  • Simulcast has a great review of literature on debriefing. [MG]
  • Cultivating a state of belongingness as a medical student and beyond. [MMS]
  • Cliff, Nat and Geoff from the Hospital Primary (Sydney HEMS) discuss the challenges involved in helicopter transportation from the scene to a (non-major) hospital, including: how to introduce yourself, what language to use, how to integrate yourself into the team and offer support and if necessary leadership, the importance of a collaborative approach, and the critical contribution of the RT paramedic in making all this happen smoothly. For more, download their free e- or i-book, 104 Reflections from Sydney HEMS [CW]

News from the Fast Lane

  • Ben Symon offers a powerful discussion on changing the culture of safety by education and enlightening the leaders of the pack instead of simply focusing on those at the bottom. [AS]

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

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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