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#FOAMed Review 14th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the fourteenth 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.

SURGICALLY ALTERED AIRWAYS [VIDEO]: Great lecture on how to manage disasters in the surgically altered airway at Maryland CC Project. 

THE HEART SCORE FOR CHEST PAIN [BLOG]: Ryan Radecki discusses a validation study of the HEART score and how this may be a useful score for predicting low risk patients. 


ULTRASOUND GUIDED BLOCK FOR MEDIAL FOREARM [BLOG]: Excellent post from Highland Ultrasound on performing an US guided block to deliver anesthesia to the medial forearm for laceration repair or abscess drainage. 

More FOAMed.

Urologic Disorders

POSITIVELY PAINFUL PRIVATE PARTS [BLOG]: Three part blog series from PEM Blog on acute scrotal pain in children.

Part 1          Part 2          Part 3 

Infectious Disorders

APPROACH TO THE IV DRUG USER IN THE ED  [BLOG]: The IVDU is a patient that we know well in the ED, be sure to learn about all the complications and how we should approach these patients at Emergency Medicine Ireland. 

Toxicologic Disorders

TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS & SODIUM CHANNEL BLOCKADE  [PODCAST]: Excellent podcast review from FOAMcast covering right axis deviation and what it means, as well as delving into the management of sodium channel blockade from tricyclic antidepressant OD. 

Infectious Disorders 

HIGH RISK BACK PAIN [BLOG]: Read about spinal epidural abscess, a rare but potentially catastrophic cause of lower back pain. You don't want to miss this. 

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.