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#FOAMed Review 13th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the thirteenth 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.


Before we get into the FOAMed we were really want you to get involved in our most recent pollster! Click on the picture to the right and fill out 30 second questionnaire regarding YOUR management in atrial fibrillation with RVR. This data will help fuel our next infographic which will be packed with great learning tools, evidence and great pearls! 

Onto the FOAMed. 

FIBEROPTIC INTUBATION THROUGH AN LMA [BLOG]: Want to perform a fiberoptic intubation on your patient WHILE ventilating through an LMA? Learn how at Taming the SRU. 

E-POINT SEPTAL SEPARATION FOR ESTIMATING LVEF [BLOG]: Learn a new way to obtain a rough estimate of LVEF using M-mode in your patient presenting with heart failure at ScanCrit. 

ARTERIAL LINE FOR MEASURING COMPARTMENT PRESSURES [VIDEO]: Check out this new creative way to use an arterial line setup to measure compartment pressures when your concerned about a potential compartment syndrome. 

ASYMPTOMATIC HYPERTENSION [PODCAST]: Great podcast on helping you manage the patient who presents with severe hypertension...but feels fine. What you need to do here at EM Basic.

More FOAMed.

Patient Perspective

WIFE'S PERSPECTIVE ON HER HUSBAND'S DEATH IN THE ED [BLOG]: Definitely a heart felt letter which discusses a wife's experience in the ED when her husband died from an aortic dissection

Cardiovascular Disorders

A CASE OF PROLONGED VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION [BLOG]: Excellent cardiac arrest case which highlights high quality CPR, use of esmolol in refractory vfib and the utility of ultrasound in resuscitation


STATUS EPILEPTICUS  [VIDEO LECTURE]: High Yield Tips & Tricks in the management of intractable status epilepticus from a neurocritical care expert, Dr. Wendy Chang, at Maryland CC. 


THE PERIMORTEM C-SECTION [BLOG]: Hopefully not a procedure you will have to perform, but these wise words from experience that you should know if you have to rise to the occasion at EM Updates. 

See you next week. 

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#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.