LITFL Review 313

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Welcome to the 313th 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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Hard to be skeptical about the Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) this year! Christmas day EBM goodness from SGEM is for anyone interested in providing excellent emergency care. A free downloadable PDF tome in a case-focused format, Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine Volume 3 covers cases 85-126. It is so good it begs the question: where can we access cases 1-84? Content from Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine {BEEM}, “a nonprofit, international, emergency medicine knowledge translation project started in 2004 at McMaster University, the centre for evidence-based medicine…[with the goal to] find, select, appraise, and summarize the most recent and relevant emergency medicine-related studies.”   [MMS/ML] ED Note: Appreciate SGEM sharing the URLs to Volume 1 (2012) and Volume 2 (2015). 


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Winter is coming! Learn to manage the spectrum of cold ED injuries on this episode of RochCast’s CRACKCast covering Rosen’s Chapter 139. RoshCast continues its free weekly sampling of content from its fee-based proprietary Q&A bank. The resource is aimed at emergency medicine and pediatric house staff and non-physician practitioners preparing for formal tests. Editorial process and primary sources of content were not found on the free web site [MMS/MG/ML]
  • Refresh yourself on cases of hyperacute T-waves and subtle-STEMI courtesy of Dr. Smith. [MMS]
  • The Prehospital Emergency Podcast wraps up 2017 by reviewing the latest PEC journal – manuscripts address mobile integrated healthcare, wilderness medicine, among other topics.  [MG]
  • emDOCs has a case on portal vein thrombosis. [MG]
  • The December issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine audio summary is out. Note that the link accesses all podcasts from January 2016. [MG]
  • Reuben Strayer is back at EM Updates with a straightforward and effective summary of epistaxis management in the ED. [RP]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim


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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