LITFL Update 031

LITFL Logo Updates newsletter 2023

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.

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Abdominal Imaging Cases 027. Cases include iatrogenic esophageal perforation, emphysematous cystitis, Meckel’s diverticulum, and paraesophageal hernia.

Network Five Journal Club Podcast 340

Network Five: Emergency Medicine Conversations. In this insightful episode from EM Conversations, Dr. Setthy Ung talks about his work in Cambodia, paediatric emergency medicine, and systems change.

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Thomas sign. Silver, aluminum, or metallic coloured stools. Thomas’s silver stool sign is a rare but specific sign for what condition—do you know?

Latest updates from the #FOAMed world

This is a fantastic interview with some really interesting insights on trauma team leadership from a couple of the world leaders in this space.

“You can train the team and up-skill in human factors all you like, but if the trauma bay is laid out poorly, you can’t find what you need, or your internal systems are not geared toward getting the patient where they need to be in a timely fashion, then your team will perform poorly. “

Review the dangers of Amniotic Fluid Embolism with Kyle Smiley and colleagues from EM@3AM, an emDOCs series designed to foster your working knowledge by providing an expedited review of clinical basics.

This post from St. Emelyns accompanies the podcast ‘Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome with Harshil Dhutia at the Premier Conference 2024.’ This is a great review of sudden cardiac death in paeds and young adults.

“With some things in life, speed is everything. Adenosine is one of those things.” Check out this tip from Mike Olshanksy and colleagues at ALiEM for rapid adenosine administration for SVT.


Newsletter Updates

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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