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#FOAMed Review 6th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the sixth 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.

And now onto the FOAMed. 


DELAYED SEQUENCE INTUBATION [PODCAST]: Understand the the concept, what patients this technique is useful for and more from two of our favorite experts, Ming Le Cong at PHARM and Scott Weingart at EMCrit. 

PERICARDIOCENTESIS [VIDEOCAST]: What should you be looking for on ultrasound for diagnosing cardiac tamponade and how to perform a pericardiocentesis, all at Ultrasoundpodcast. Enough said. 

ANAPHYLAXIS, HOW LONG TO OBSERVE [MULTIMODAL]: The incidence of biphasic reaction is extremely low, take a look at the evidence and decide what your practice should be. Also a great discussion here on this matter at Rebel EM with bonus on using total lymphocyte count as a surrogate for CD4 count. 

ECHO IN SHOCK [VIDEOCAST]: 7 Diagnoses you can rapidly assess by echo in the hypotensive patient. Tips from critical care that can translate to your ED echo assessment. 

More FOAMed.


LEFT MAIN OCCLUSION VS LEFT MAIN INSUFFICIENCY? [BLOG]: Learn to distinguish between these two entities based on EKG findings and get a better grasp on your ACS physiologic understanding.


ECPR = EXTRACORPOREAL CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION [MULTIMODAL]: The future of advanced resuscitation is near, find out what ECPR is and what the basics are. Also listen to a podcast on the CHEER Trial which is showing promising result for this innovative therapy. 

Endocrine, Metabolic and Nutritional 

ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY [VIDEOBLOG]: A creative, fun and effective learning experience discussing adrenal insufficiency. Includes presentation, pathophysiology and treatment in the ED along with what else you should keep on your differential, all at Pondering EM. 

Signs & Symptoms: Abdominal Pain

AGE & ABDOMINAL PAIN [BLOG]: An unexpected bounce back and lessons on abdominal pain in the elderly from emDocs. 

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.