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#FOAMed Review 10th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the tenth 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. 

ATROPINE NOT NEEDED FOR RSI [BLOG]: Sean Fox over at Pediatric EM Morsels with discussion of why atropine should not be standard for all pediatric intubations.

CONFIRM INTUBATION WITH ULTRASOUND [VIDEO]: End-tidal CO2 is still the gold standard, but here is another adjunct to confirming tracheal intubation.

PITFALLS AND PEARLS OF CARDIAC PACING [BLOG]: Resus Review with a great post on what to think about when placing and troubleshooting a transvenous pacer. For a review on the procedure see this article in The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 

Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Placement in the ED

Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Placement in the ED

FUROSEMIDE IN ACUTE PULMONARY EDEMA [BLOG]: The Swami on the physiology & management of acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema and how loop diuretics may not actually be that helpful in initial therapy. 

More FOAMed. 

Toxicologic Disorders 

MANAGEMENT OF IRON TOXICITY [BLOG]: Thorough overview of iron toxicity including laboratory diagnostics and treatment at ALiEM. 

Thoracic & Respiratory Disorders

EKG CHANGES IN PE THAT MIMIC AN MI [BLOG]: These are EKG findings you can't misdiagnose! PulmCrit teaches us what you EKG findings that should make you think PE as opposed to sending a patient to the cath lab! 

Cardiopulmonary Arrest 

A NEW APPROACH TO PEA [BLOG/ARTICLE]: PEA is not a diagnosis but an umbrella term for multiple diagnoses. This new algorithm may help to delineate the etiology more efficiently during cardiac arrest by starting with the QRS morphology. Check it out!


TOPICAL TRANEXAMIC ACID [BLOG]: Tranexamic Acid use in the ED, is it time? Great post on case presentation and discussion of RCT regarding topical TXA use in epistaxis. 

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.