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#FOAMed Review 20th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the twentieth 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.



Don't forget to check out our latest infographic on atrial fibrillation with RVR including data from recent poll on what EM peeps are using around the world!

Onto the FOAMed.

MECHANICAL VENTILATION IN ASTHMA [BLOG]: We don't want to intubate kids, especially those with asthma! But if you do, a few tips over at Pediatric EM Morsels. 

ORBITAL ULTRASOUND [BLOG]: Did you know you can check pupillary reflexes with US? This + more on US for orbital eval in trauma at Broome Docs. 

DABIGATRAN VERSUS WARFARIN [BLOG]: EM Lit of Note discussing the new evidence regarding bleeding risk with Dabigatran. However a subsequent paper just released shows the opposite finding. Read more here.

EMERGENCY UMBILICAL VEIN CATHETER [VIDEO]: Watch this video now and learn a procedure you hopefully never have to do...but be ready just in case. 

More FOAMed.


APPROACH TO THE LVAD PATIENT [BLOG]: A nice quick review on the LVAD patient, how to approach them in the ED, and what complications we should be looking for at Mayo Clinic EM Blog. 


TRACHEOSTOMY EMERGENCIES  [BLOG]: 3 clinical cases that will get you thinking about how to successfully troubleshoot a tracheostomy when things go sour. 

Case 1          Case 2          Case 3


BETA BLOCKERS IN SEPSIS [PODCAST]: A look at a relatively new trial that showed benefit using beta blockers in septic patients as well as a discussion of sepsis end points with the well known Dr. John Myburgh. 


CORRECTING THE ANION GAP FOR ALBUMIN IS NOT USEFUL [BLOG]: Discussion of the literature that led to our albumin correction factor in calculating the anion gap. Is it valid or is the logic flawed? Find out for yourself at Pulm Crit. 

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.