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LITFL Update 021

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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 on top of your field.

AI in Healthcare LITFL 680

Interview with with practising ICU and ER clinician, and AI enthusiast, Dr Sameer Shaikh on some of the real-world applications of artificial intelligence in medicine

Emergency Procedure: Speculum examination, how (and when) to find the cervix in the emergency department.

Mark Weedon takes us through the increasingly utilised concept of an optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPopt) for each unique patient. 


Latest updates from the #FOAMed world

When a critical patient lands on your department’s doorstep without prior notice, even the most seasoned professionals can find themselves momentarily at a loss – wondering what steps to take first and how to prioritise actions in those crucial initial seconds.In this episode, emergency intensivist and physician coach Scott Weingart breaks down how to get your mind unstuck and move into action

Josh takes us through the science he’s created and uses to turn venous blood gas values into arterial blood gas values – its a shame he wasn’t able to get this published in a journal in the end.

Some shifts it seems every second patient in resus is needing NIV and it generally works. Julian shares a case were it didn’t work to well and highlights the fact that 1:4 patients on NIV will fail treatment and gives us a look at what we can do to prevent this, when using NIV.

Following a large consumption of drugs and alcohol; intentionally, unintentionally, and accidentally, patients often end up in the emergency department with a low GCS – but do they always require intubation?

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