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#FOAMed Review 8th Edition

Michael Macias

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

Onto the FOAMed. 

RSI & LARYNGOSCOPY [VIDEO]: This is a must watch for introduction to intubation in the emergency department! Concise walkthrough from positioning and pre-oxygenation to intubation medications and laryngoscopy. Also includes some nuance pearls in specific situations such as trauma and the acutely acidotic patient. Visit Seth Trueger @ MDaware for more great posts.

HIGH TENSION LACERATION REPAIR [VIDEO]: Excessive tension on a laceration during healing can affect its blood supply and lead to poor appearance. Learn trick of the trade at ALiEM with Dr. Brian Lin on transforming a V -> Y laceration for high tension repairs.

MAXILLOFACIAL EMERGENCIES [ARTICLE]: This article focuses on the emergency assessment, triage and non-specialist management of oral pain and odontogenic infections. Great read and review! Click below to check it out!

Original Article 

Original Article 

TRANS-ESOPHAGEAL ECHO [VIDEOCAST]: Yes you are reading this correctly. Hoping for a new age of echocardiography with the right test for the right indication. Three high quality videocasts from the masterminds at Ultrasoundpodcast. Continuous TEE during cardiac arrest! And yes this procedure is low risk! Definitely less than an intern putting in a central line!

Part 1        Part 2        Part 3

More FOAMed. 

Toxicologic Disorders

ACUTE COCAINE TOXICITY [BLOG]: Interesting clinical case and management of cocaine induced dysrhythmia @ Dallas EM!


A CASE FOR PROLONGED CPR [PODCAST]: This is one case presented and discussed by Scott Weingart that may make you re-consider when to stop CPR. And lytics pushed after 45 minutes @ a cath center! It couldn't get more exciting! 

Cardiovascular Disorders  

AORTIC DISSECTION [PODCAST]: Improved strategies for picking up aortic dissection early and findings you may not previously consider as 'think aortic dissection.' Given by one of a kind educator Rob Rogers. 

Traumatic Disorders  

MRI in C-spine Clearance [BLOG]: EM Nerd with yet another creative discussion, this time on the literature regarding MRI for persistent C-spine tenderness after negative CT in trauma patients. Useful? Overdiagnosis? Check out his post here.  

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.