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#FOAMed Review 7th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the seventh 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 new indexing section #FOAMexplore which allows you to view previous #FOAMed review by edition or by selecting from CORD curriculum categories.

Before the FOAMed...

We still want to hear from you regarding what your go to pressor is for septic shock? Click on image below to fill out 30 second poll. So far we have responses from around the world!


And now onto the FOAMed.

DIGITAL INTUBATION [VIDEO]: Learn how to perform the scalpel finger bougie cricothyrotomy with Scott Weingart at PHARM. This technique is awesome!

PNEUMONIA OR EFFUSION [VIDEO]: Hone your ultrasound skills with this short video on how to distinguish between consolidation and fluid on lung ultrasound. Soundtrack included. 

HIGH SENSITIVITY TROPONINS [PODCAST]: Are high 'analytic' sensitivity troponins better for patient care? Understand the difference between analytic sensitivity and diagnostic sensitivity as well as the debate on this controversial topic at St. Emlyns. 

EPISTAXIS [VIDEO]: Creative, humerous and educational video on the management of acute epistaxis that will leave you with some key nose bleed management pearls as well as a good laugh or two. 

More FOAMed. 

Hematologic Disorders

VON WILLEBRAND DISEASE [BLOG]: A brief run through of the most common coagulopathy that we may encounter in the ED over at Pediatric EM Morsels. 

Cardiovascular Disorders

PERICARDITIS [BLOG]: The literature for colchicine in acute pericarditis looks enticing. Take a look at the discussion of the evidence over at Rebel EM which may push you to change your management. 


INCREASED INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE [PODCAST]: New concepts in understanding increased intracranial pressure. We like to think its all about the arteries, but maybe we should be giving the venous system a little more love. Back to the Monro Kelly Doctrine and what we have learned from studying patients with HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema).

Toxicologic Disorders

SALICYLATE OVERDOSE [PODCAST]: Another excellent installment from EM Basic on the diagnosis and management of salicylate overdose. This is a must listen! 

See you next week. 


#FOAM 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.