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#FOAMed Review 19th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the nineteenth 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.

The Science (Fiction) of FOAM


EM Nerd with a wonderful ode to FOAMed and an invitation to SMACC 2015. 

Onto the FOAMED. 

THE STEEL WINDPIPE [BLOG]: A nice read regarding an eloquent description of an emergency surgical airway in the early part of the 20th century at ScanCrit. 

ULTRASOUND FOR SMALL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION [BLOG]: It is possible! Nice discussion of the evidence for US diagnosis in SBO with some pearls and images to accompany. 

FLUID RESUSCITATION IN ACUTE MEDICINE [REVIEW ARTICLE]: John MyBurgh with a concise up-to-date review on the current state of EBM in fluid use for resuscitation. A must read. 

ANKLE ARTHROCENTESIS [BLOG]:Step-by step picture-guide to an ultrasound guided arthrocentesis of the ankle at Highland Ultrasound. 



ECG FINDINGS NOT TO MISS [BLOG]: ECG of the week with an interesting case that may not scream STEMI but may require emergent intervention. After you solve the case watch the video from Amal Mattu below to learn more. 



WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY [VIDEO]: EM in 5 with yet another education packed episode, this week on Wernicke's encephalopathy


VOMITING IN PREGNANCY  [PODCAST]: Great listen on the vomiting pregnant patient from the Aussie OB/GYN crew at Bits & Bumps. 


CARDIAC ARREST AFTER SMOKE INHALATION [PODCAST]: Things you must know about the patient presenting in cardiac arrest after smoke inhalation at EM 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.