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#FOAMed Review 11th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the eleventh 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.

On to the FOAMed.

SUPRAGLOTTIC AIRWAY REVIEW [BLOG]: Get familiar with supraglottic airways that you will commonly see placed during prehospital care and maybe even place yourself if a difficult airway situation.

ORBITAL ULTRASOUND [VIDEOCAST]: Measuring optic nerve diameter, evaluating for retinal detachment, and more with this essential videocast from Chris Fox at Ultrasound Podcast. 

FOREIGN BODIES IN THE EAR [VIDEO]: Another education and entertaining video from Short, Sharp, Scratch Productions on management of foreign bodies in the ear

TPA for CVA [POST]: Ryan Radecki joins the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine in an outstanding podcast/blog post on the evidence regarding tPA in cerebrovascular accidents

More FOAMed.

Endocrine Disorders


  • [BLOG] Answers to important questions in the management of DKA at EMLyceum.

  • [VIDEO] Excellent video on the two-bag system for titrating your dextrose concentration during fluid management in DKA at the PEM Blog. 

Infectious Disease

DOUBLE GRAM-NEGATIVE COVERAGE W/ FLUOROQUINOLONES? [BLOG]: Great post from pulmCrit regarding adding on a fluoroquinolone for double gram-negative coverage. They may not be giving us as much extra coverage as we thought...

Metabolic Disorders

AN INTERESTING CASE OF NAGMA [BLOG]: A young female presenting with bilateral pedal edema and facial swelling now with a new severe NAGMA. Find out more with a great case presentation at The Blunt Dissection


SINUS HEADACHES [BLOG]: Do sinus headaches exist? What symptoms make the diagnosis of migraine more likely? Who needs neuroimaging? All this in a short podcast from Rob Orman at ERCast.


#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.