LITFL Update 025

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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

How to make a medical podcast using AI (part 2). The original hope was that using AI might allow us to create a single podcast episode in one afternoon…but things didn’t go quite the way we planned.


Jack Barnes and the Irukandji Enigma. In 1961, Jack Handyside Barnes, his nine-year-old son, and a local surf lifesaver were rushed to Cairns Base Hospital after developing Irukandji syndrome. Read about this syndrome and Dr. Barnes’s bold experimentation.

CCC Critical Care Compendium 680

Scombroid poisoning occurs after the ingestion of fish with high histamine levels due to improper processing or storage. It’s one of the most common causes of morbidity associated with fish intake.

Latest updates from the #FOAMed world

Do smaller bag valve masks increase the return of spontaneous circulation? Peter from RESUS walks us through a recent study looking at just this. Although theoretically, it makes sense, did the study find a benefit?

To fix EM, each of us needs to understand systems issues and systems thinking and advocate for a better system based on sound principles and specific solutions. In this episode from the EM Cases podcast, Anton is joined by Dr. Alecs Chochinov and Dr. Davie Petrie, two systems thinkers and leaders in EM.

Concussion—despite the “mild” classification, this diagnosis carries significant implications for a patient’s functioning and quality of life. Taming the SRU shares the proper evaluation and management in the Emergency Department.

Our elderly are very susceptible to pain, but they are also very susceptible to the side effects of opioids; this article from ACEP Now gives us an approach to treating pain in the elderly with nerve blocks in certain conditions.


Newsletter Updates

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