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#FOAMed Review 17th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the seventeenth edition of the #FOAMed Review! The idea of the FOAMed review is to give you a digestible selection of reliable content from the online EM/CC world that you can fit into your busy weekly schedule. Each review will include highlights from the highest yield blog, podcast, video and web sources around. Over a year's span we will be sure to include topics from all core EM content areas...even the ones that may not be the coolest. Check out our indexing section #FOAMED REVIEW which allows you to view previous weekly reviews by edition or by selecting from CORD curriculum categories.

Onto the FOAMed. 

VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT IN COPD [BLOG]: Normal vent settings can kill your COPD patient. Learn some key points on vent management in the COPD patient at EM Docs. 

ECHO DOESN'T LIE  [LECTURE]: High Yield SMACC GOLD talk at the Intensive blog on pitfalls and pearls in echocardiography for assessing hemodynamics.

THE CASE OF THE ANATOMIC HEART  [BLOG]: EM Nerd is at it again with another convincing and eloquent post on the controversial data regarding PCI in 'anatomic' heart disease. 

PRIAPISM EMERGENCY  [VIDEO]: Larry Mellick with some clinical known how on an increasingly more common issue we see in the ED. 

More FOAMed. 


TRAUMA THOUGHTS [PODCAST]: Scott Weingart discusses some big topics in trauma, with John Hinds, including blunt cardiac arrest, impact apnea and central line placement. Don't miss this. 


BLUNT CHEST TRAUMA & THE NEXUS CHEST CT RULE  [BLOG]: Great discussion of the NEXUS chest rule ands its validation. Though not specific, this may help reduce the number of CT scans we're least by a few. 


THE MEANING OF ACIDOSIS  [PODCAST]: We all need a little help with our acid base thought process. David Story breaks down some complicated topics in acidosis to help us understand. 


NONSTEMI THAT NEED THE CATH LAB NOW [LECTURE]: Dr. Smith with a brilliant lecture on NSTEMI subtleties that we should pay attention to, which may may need cath lab sooner than later. 

See you next week. 


#FOAMed review is brought to you by Michael Macias. If you want to recommend content you think should be added to our curriculum, send me an email, I would love to hear from you.