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#FOAMed Review 22nd Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the twenty-second 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. 

NIPPV FOR OUT OF HOSPITAL SEVERE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS: [PODCAST]: As per usual the SGEM brings us a great discussion regarding the use of NIPPV in the prehospital setting that is a must listen.


AORTIC ULTRASOUND [BLOG]: Bedside ultrasound really is your friend when it comes to evaluating the aorta. Learn the anatomy and technique with our most recent post from the ULA. 

MISINTERPRETED: EBM [BLOG]: We see EBM as our gold standard for proper patient care. But should we be regurgitating new studies without any of our own forethought? Lovely post from The Short Coat on this thoughtful topic

More FOAMed. 


NALOXONE DILUTION FOR OPIOID OVERDOSE [BLOG]: Be nice to your opioid overdose patients and don't go slamming 0.4 mg directly into their veins if they don't need the whole dose! Brian Hayes at ALiEM with a trick of the trade on diluting down your naloxone


STOP PACKING ABSCESSES [BLOG]: The Mayo EM Blog with a convincing plea to stop packing abscesses. There isn't much evidence that it improves outcomes but it sure is painful. Read more here


FIRST TRIMESTER BLEEDING [PODCAST]: A nice post to help guide our thought process and decision making in the pregnant patient with first trimester vaginal bleeding from Bits & Bumps. 


BRONCHIOLITIS UPDATE [BLOG]: Help sort out all the confusion on management of bronchiolitis with this excellent 8 part (concise) update by Brad Sobolewski from the PEM Blog. 


A CASE OF IDENTITY PART II [BLOG]: Is there really a benefit to dual anti-platelet therapy in the ED prior to catheterization? An outstanding piece by EMNerd on the paucity of evidence behind this standard practice

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.