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#FOAMed Review 21st Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the twenty-first 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.


Must watch for the resuscitationists out there. 


Onto the FOAMed. 

FACIAL HAIR,  AIRWAY MANAGEMENT AND MOVEMBER [BLOG]:  Movember is a month of men's health awareness, but also a time to be aware of airway issues you may face with significant facial hair. Compliments of Pulm Crit.

ULTRASOUND IN LUMBAR PUNCTURE [BLOG]: Obese patient with an anticipated difficult LP? Consider using ultrasound for guidance, at EM Docs. 

DOES MY PATIENT REQUIRE ADMISSION FOR IV ANTIBIOTICS? [BLOG]:  Myth busters please read! Many antibiotics you give PO may be just as effective as their IV form. Read on here at Boring EM. 

THE SALINE FLUSH [BLOG]: With one saline flush (and a fluorescein strip) you can diagnose a corneal abrasion and non-epileptic seizures. Check it out below, compliments of Procedurettes.

More FOAMed.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

ANKLE TRAUMA [VIDEO]: Need to brush up on ankle x-ray interpretation? This 5 minute video is a solid review on what you should be looking for when evaluating for fractures or ligamentous injury of the ankle, at Taming the SRU. 


BUTTON BATTERIES   [PODCAST]: Learn about the dangers of button batteries at Don't Forget the Bubbles. Be afraid, be very afraid.


WHERE IS THE INFARCT? [BLOG]: Dr. Smith breaks down a great ECG case and discusses the thought process behind his ST segment analysis. 


DON'T I & D THAT PARONYCHIA! [BLOG]: Nice most on a paronychia mimic and other signs and symptoms that might point you in a different direction, at The Chart Review. 

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.