Welcome to the twenty-ninth 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 #FOAMED REVIEW which allows you to view previous weekly reviews by edition or by selecting from CORD curriculum categories.
POLLSTER: DELAYED SEQUENCE INTUBATION
In light of the recent study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, on Delayed Sequence Intubation, we are interested in taking a peek at the use of DSI in emergency medicine and find out who is using it, if it is successful, and any issues thus far that you have found with the technique.
Our goal is to use create extremely brief surveys and utilize social media to spread the word and gather as much data as possible! We will then use this data to generate info-graphics to make interpretation of the data easy, fun and lead to generation of new discussions! Please take 1-2 minutes to fill out the poll here. Check out our previous pollster infographics here. Thank you for taking the time to help us gather data!
Onto the FOAMed.
POSITIVE END EXPIRATORY PRESSURE [REFERENCE]: Freshen up on when you should and should not be using PEEP during mechanical ventilation. Be sure to peruse the rest of the Deranged Physiology site as the CC learning is endless.
RING REMOVAL TECHNIQUE [VIDEO]:
IS CORONARY CT WORTH IT? [PODCAST]: Rob Orman sits down with Dr. Judd Hollander to discuss the utility of coronary CT angio in the ED. The battle of the two camps continues to rage on, which one are you in? Be sure to read Dr. Smith's comment at the bottom of the post.
GERIATRIC PEARLS [BLOG/PODCAST]: The number of geriatric patients we see in the ED continues to rise and we need to be prepared. Dr. Rob Woods at Boring EM discusses the approach to the geriatric patient in a concise blog post. Follow this up with a helping of literature review by the Wash U EM Residency Journal Club Podcast discussing geriatric fall risk assessment in the ED.
ECG IN SYNCOPE [BLOG]: How useful is the ECG in syncope for predicting bad outcomes and what exactly do you consider 'abnormal'? The Las Vegas EM Residency Blog summarizes a recent study on ECG findings in syncope nicely here.