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#FOAMed Review 9th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the ninth 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. 

AWAKE FIBEROPTIC INTUBATION [VIDEO]: Excellent step by step of an awake nasopharyngeal fiberoptic intubation followed by real difficult airway case from Hennepin County Medical Center. 

INTUSSUSCEPTION [PODCAST]: Learn a thing or two about ultrasound in intussusception over at Ultrasound Podcast featuring Dr. Russ Horowitz and Dr. Andy Sloas.

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INSERTING A BLAKEMORE TUBE [VIDEO]: While not available at many facilities, this is a procedure that all residents should know how to perform in cases of massive UGIB that are crashing in front of you.

OUR CLINICAL JUDGEMENT IN ACS [MULTIMODAL]: Interesting findings in a recent paper by Body et al on ruling out ACS in the ED. Turns out clinical judgement is not enough. Find blog post on this paper here, and excellent talk from SMACC Gold by Dr. Body himself here

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More FOAMed. 


TOPICAL OPHTHALMIC MEDS [VIDEO]: Great review on ophthalmic drops @ EM in 5 minutes! 

Immune System Disorders 

ITS (ALMOST) NEVER LUPUS [BLOG]: Interesting IM perspective on SLE and a few tips to help us figure out what is really going on in the ever so complicated lupus patient at The Original Kings of County. 


A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO ASTHMA IN KIDS [PODCAST]: Andrew Sloas at PEM ED breaks down what you need to know about initial diagnosis and management of pediatric asthma in this high yield podcast with accompanying easy to follow algorithm graphic. 

Traumatic Disorders  

DAMAGE CONTROL IN TRAUMA [PODCAST]: Outstanding and passionate talk by Brohi on key concepts in managing the acutely hemorrhaging trauma patient at Intensive Care Network. A good review of more FOAMed discussing the controversial 'permissive hypotension' concept that Brohi focuses on can be found here at emDocs


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.