LITFL Update 003

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Sending you free open-access medical (FOAM) content from around the globe. We keep an eye on all the trends and best articles and share them with you so that you stay top of your field.

What’s the hardest conversation of all? For many of us, it’s breaking bad news. Having to tell someone they have a serious disease, or informing someone that their loved one has died…The master of all things communication is back talking us through an approach to one of the hardest things we have to do. More in-depth communication skills on Medmastery

Red Cells. The ever expanding Critical Care Compendium (CCC) has had another 10 posts added through the work of James Pearlman and Chris Nickson. Here is one recent example with the wiki style linking table.

The eponymictionary continues with a review of the original descriptions of the Essex-Lopresti injury. The triad of radial head fracture AND dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) AND disruption of the interosseous membrane (IOM)

Latest updates from the #FOAMed world

Finding the patient is Hydrocephalus doesn’t alway present in a barn door stock standard clinical presentation. The team at Taming the SRU give us a some case based Q & A on all thing hydrocephalus.

Were all worried about being sued, and eye complaints resulting in loss of vision can put us in the dock if missed. emDOCS present us with a case of is it corneal abrasion vs perforated globe, and highlights the importance of doing the Seidel test on these patients.

The trauma patient that’s pregnant will elevate the heart rate of even the most seasoned emergency clinicians. Luckily the team at SinaiEM enlighten us with a short sharp review of physiological principles and management of the pregnant trauma patient.

The crying or inconsolable infant in the ED, is a diagnostic challenge from the simple cause as they’re hungry, through to looking for infantile glaucoma and SVT. One of the GOATs of FOAMED world Larry Mellick walks us through the causes, assessment and techniques to sooth and manage that crying infant.


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Emergency nurse with ultra-keen interest in the realms of toxicology, sepsis, eLearning and the management of critical care in the Emergency Department | LinkedIn |

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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