LITFL Review 351

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Welcome to the 351st 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

Simon Carley and Rory Spiegel each review a new paper on cricoid pressure during RSI.  Do we still need it? It appears true aspiration events are uncommon and cricoid pressure seems to fail in preventing them. These reviews remind us of the brilliant and hilarious discussion of cricoid pressure by John Hinds. [SR, AS]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • What is Novichok and what role do organophosphate pesticides play in international counterintelligence intrigue? Learn all about nerve agents and spycraft in this post by The Tox and The Hound team at EMCrit. [RP]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • The next time you see a distal radius fracture, consider the RAPTIR nerve block. Learn this single-injection nerve block that gives excellent pain control for closed reduction. [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Understanding the physiological differences between children and adult can make all the difference in being better equipped in caring for the critically ill child. Frank Lodeserto discusses this concept in the presentation of shock. [MMS] 

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim


News from the Fast Lane

  • The LITFL ECG Library has been re-written and moved to the new domain. Updated ECGs, explanations and pretty pictures

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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 FOAMed.

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