LITFL Review 339

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Welcome to the 339th 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

First10EM features an excellent one-stop shop for reading up on the different types of biases that are commonly seen in the literature. [AS]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

Trying to choose a NOAC giving you headaches? Check out review of apixaban and rivaroxaban from the EMPharmD. [AS]

How exactly do you manage the airway in a cardiac arrest? ETI? SGA? BVM? The Taming the SRU crew provide a fantastic deep dive into the evidence behind cardiac arrest airway management. [MMS]

Take a pause next time you decide to prescribe a macrolide for your community acquired pneumonia (CAP) patient. Look at your local resistance patterns and embrace an alternative strategy. [MMS]

PHEMcast talks about major incidents with providers who were there. Learn from their experiences with response, CISM, and more. [MG]


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

Is there a better way to treat Torsades de Pointes? And does anyone (besides me) use atropine or isoproterenol to increase base heart rhythm rate and shorten QTc? [AJB]

Jo Davy discusses a now classic trial of balanced solutions vs starch in the critically ill – another great contribution to The Bottom Line. [SO]

Want to get faster and slicker at ECMO cannulation? A wire assistant is an essential part of the team, and the ED ECMO guys tell us how that works. [SO]

How asleep should patients be? Aron Hussid Ferreira discusses the adverse associations between deep sedation and mortality in the latest ICU revisited post. [SO]


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

Looking for a realistic vascular access simulator? Jason Bowman and Jacob Avila show a simple technique using a chicken breast and penrose drain. [MMS]

Download the free Google Play store #POCUS app Bulldog Sonobites, by @Yale_EUS, perfect for just-in-time learning [CMD]

Listen to @nobleultrasound talk about everyday uses of lung #POCUS from the folk at @ultrasoundpod [CMD]


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

Fantastic post from Tox + the Hounder Meghan Spyres on the osmol gap, anion gap, metabolicacidosis and the KULTS menominic. [AS]


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

Looking to start a wellness project at your shop? The WRaP EM team are developing “How to” guides on this. My personal favorite: the “Staff Resus Trolley”. [MMS]


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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