LITFL Review 352

Welcome to the 352nd 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

EM Lit of Note parses a retrospective review article from Academic Emergency Medicine that examines trends in popular FOAM topics on Twitter. A FOAM review of a retrospective review of FOAM, alas freely available only to those AEM subscribers. It’s so meta. [SN],

Hot off the press! Free ibook from @ACEP_EUS – A Practical Guide to Critical Care Ultrasound vol 1 & vol 2. Full of amazing video and tips from expert authors this is a must read for all #POCUS enthusiasts out there! MG, LP]

Wow. The ALiEMU platform has re-designed and re-launched. Online EM education may never be the same. [RP]

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Annual congress finished this week. A ton of #foamed has been released which is accessible via the ESICM Blog and the ESICM website. Happy reading! [SO]  


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Explore the #POCUS hive mind & learn from this anomalous incidental finding on EFAST. Read all about the Beaver’s Tail from @UCUltrasound [CMD]

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Fantastic post by Tessa Davis summarizing the new Australian pediatric bronchiolitis guidelines.  Adrenaline nebs & glucocorticoids no benefit, antibiotics not recommended, salbutamol no benefit (and maybe some evidence of harm), and finally nebulized hypertonic saline with some weak evidence in reducing hospital length of stay by about half a day. [SR] 

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Relatively new feature from University of Louisville, Little Lectures are 5-10 minute videos or podcasts for and by internal medicine residents. Latest one is 8 minutes on GI bleed part II. Nice idea, and title reminds me of NPR’s Tiny Desk. Wish the content did as well. [ML]


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • How does one pursue excellence? Natalie May asks important questions and provides guidance on the pursuit of mastery. A must read. [SO]

News from the Fast Lane


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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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