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#FOAMed Review 23rd Edition

Michael Macias


Welcome to the twenty-third 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.


UNDERSTANDING THE AIRWAY [VIDEO]: Keith Greenland discusses a new paradigm for thinking about the difficult airway. They are not all the same! Watch here at the ICN. 


UTILITY OF ULTRASOUND IN CHEST PAIN [BLOG]: Dr. Smith with a case that may make you consider performing a bedside echo on more patients who present to the ED with chest pain. 


VISUALIZING POSITIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE [BLOG]: Great post at Resus Review breaking down positive predictive value and helping us to see what it really means using a graphic representation. 


FOREIGN BODIES IN THE THROAT [VIDEO]: "I am coughing up kittens."

More FOAMed. 


VASOPRESSORS [PODCAST]: Scott Weingart discusses vasopressor basics to help you understand when and why you are using vasopressors to assist with perfusion at EM Crit. 


PEA MADE SIMPLE [PODCAST]: All PEA is not the same. Learn some nuance about PEA arrest and how ultrasound and ECGs can help guide your resuscitation from Rob Orman at ER Cast. 


TPA IN SEVERE FROSTBITE  [BLOG]: Patrick Bafuma at EM in Focus with an interesting post on an alternative treatment strategy for severe frostbite, TPA! Recommend this quick read!


FEBRILE SEIZURES [PODCAST]: Steve Carol at EM Basic with an outstanding discussion of how to approach the child with a febrile seizure, catch pathology and avoid over testing. 

See you next week.