LITFL Review 344

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Welcome to the 344th 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 FOAM.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Catch up with the Curbsiders and hear Renee Dversdal talk about her passion for IMPOCUS and her take on the FAST exam (Fluid Assessment Sans Trauma). Take note of the show notes, this episode is jam-packed with POCUS pearls! [CMD]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

How useful (or not) are orthostatic vital signs? The answer may (not) surprise you, but this episode of GEMCast lays out the evidence we need to know. [MG]

EMCases this week is all about diagnosing pulmonary embolism. Listen for a comprehensive review of the latest evidence on scoring systems, imaging, and more! [MG]

The crew from CanadiEM reviews diagnosing pulmonary embolism in pregnancy. [CW]

EM Ottawa does a deep dive into the opioid crisis and how our engagement as front-line providers in management of this challenging issue. [MMS]


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

Are femoral or wrist arterial lines for septic shock more reliable? See the review at EMCRIT [AJB]


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

Let’s talk about TAPSE! This super review from emdocs explains how we can risk stratify PE using POCUS [CMD]


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

The latest Tox and Hound review from Dan Rusyniak, MD details the history and effects of cobalt toxicity. Vitamin supplements, beer, and prosthetic hips have been implicated in causing cobalt toxicity throughout recent history. [TCN]


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

Don’t just swab every patient with a sore throat coming to your shop. The latest PEM Playbook gives a great review on streptococcal pharyngitis. [MMS]


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

Coaching is upon us in medical education. Check out this EM Ottawa post introducing this topic and how it differs from mentoring or teaching. [MMS]


News from the Fast Lane

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Reference Sources and Reading List

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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]


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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