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#FOAMed Review 38th Edition

Michael Macias

By Michael Macias

By Michael Macias

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. 

AWAKE INTUBATION [LECTURE VIDEO]: Scott Weingart takes the stage and gives an outstanding lecture on mastering the awake fiberopticSMACC GOLD


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 hereUltrasound Podcast 

HOW SAFE IS THORACENTESIS? [BLOG]: Interesting review on some recent data published in Thorax looking at the complication rate of thoracentesis...which is actually quite low. PulmCCM

RISK STRATIFICATION FOR PE [BLOG]: Troponin is at it again. Turns out it MAY be a better marker than the PESI score for poor outcomes in PE. EM Lit of Note



SYNCOPE SUNDAY SERIES [BLOG]: A nicely done 4 part series on pediatric syncope. Focused on what you need to know and what you shouldn't miss on the ECG. Don't Forget the Bubbles 


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

See you next week.