Welcome to the thirty-eighth 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.
Onto the FOAMed.
SUPERFICIAL CERVICAL PLEXUS BLOCK [VODCAST]: Have a difficult ear lobe lac you need to repair? Want to make your patient happy during a central line placement? Learn to perform a superficial cervical plexus block here! Ultrasound Podcast
VIOLENCE & AGITATION IN THE ED [BLOG]: Violence and agitation in the ED is all but uncommon. Recognizing it early, being keen to the underlying etiology and being able to manage the situation efficiently and gracefully are key. Post well worth a read at Boring EM.
HYPERKALEMIA [BLOG]: Another great post jam packed with ion channels and lit review looking at what does, and probably does not, work in modern day management of hyperkalemia. Pulm Crit
OSTEOMYELITIS [BLOG]: Useful post discussing physical exam findings to heighten your suspicion for osteomyelitis and what work up will help along the way. It's a difficult diagnosis to make, its not always just an ulcer! EM Docs
THE CASE OF THE ANATOMIC HEART PART 2 [BLOG]: The PROMISE trial (PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain) with a name full of hope, failed to show any clinical benefit using anatomic versus functional imaging for CAD. Read the EM Nerd review here.