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#FOAMed Review 12th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the twelfth 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.

LAMOTRIGINE IS KETAMINES BLACK SWAN [BLOG]: Interesting post on case report (and there are several others) on failure of ketamine sedation in lamotrigine overdose from Sydney HEMS. 

EVIDENCE FOR MIDLINE CATHETER INSERTION [BLOG]: Should we be optimizing our US guided peripheral venous cannulations with midline catheters instead of the usual equipment. Excellent case made by EM Nerd in his post, 'The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.'

HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY ON ECHO [BLOG]: A few evidence based tips and tricks to recognizing HCM on beside echo at Champagne Tap.

THE FALLACY OF HALOPERIDOL ALLERGY [BLOG]: "There are no reports of anaphylaxis, angioedema or cutaneous allergy from haloperidol." This explanation and more at Pulm Crit. 

More FOAMed.


PERIPHERAL VASCULAR INJURY [BLOG]: Excellent and succinct review on diagnosis and management of traumatic peripheral vascular injury at EM Docs. 


HAND FOAMED [PODCAST]: How to perform a good hand neuro exam, Kanavel's signs for flexor tenosynovitis, finger amputations and more in this well versed podcast at Foamcast. 

ECG Interpretation 

The 360 Degree Heart  [BLOG]: Do you truly understand the hexaxial reference system? Highly recommended graphical representation and explanation of how the 12-lead ECG maps onto the hexaxial reference system. This is helpful with the concept of axis and reciprocal depressions in STEMI. Thank you EMS 12-lead. 

Thoracic & Respiratory Disorders 

CROUP [BLOG]: Wise words about managing the little one's that present to your ED with a barking cough, stridor and subcostal retractions at Don't Forget the Bubbles.


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.