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#FOAMed Review 39th Edition

Michael Macias

 By Michael Macias

By Michael Macias

Welcome to the thirty-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.

Onto the FOAMed

PEDIATRIC AIRWAY [BLOG]:  Sick kids are scary, especially when the have airway issues. A few tips on managing the pediatric airway and foreign bodies. EM Docs

ULTRASOUND ESSENTIALS [VIDEO]: No one likes physics lectures, but you will enjoy this introductory video to optimizing your ultrasound images. Intensive Blog 

IS PELVIC EXAM IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT USEFUL? [BLOG]: We are trained to perform a pelvic exam in every female with lower abdominal pain. A great lit review on how reliable exams are and if they are actually useful in the ED. You tell me. ALiEM 

TRANSCUTANEOUS PACING [BLOG]: If you read these two posts you will be that much closer to mastering transcutaneous pacing. Beware the false capture! EMS 12 Lead 

More FOAMed


SEX, DRUGS & PSYCHOSIS [VIDEO]: Enough said. Watch this awesome lecture from EEM 2014 here at Hippo EM


THE PROMISE TRIAL [BLOG]: This may be the final study to put EGDT to rest. Well, at least measuring CVPs and transfusing patients over aggressively. Great review of the PROMISE trial here at Rebel EM. 


EUBOXIA [PODCAST]: We are always aiming to put our patient's vitals and labs into the normal box. But when is normal, abnormal? Chris Nickson discusses the term for this ,euboxia, in critical care from SMACC Gold. ICN


ULTRASOUND VERSUS CT FOR RENAL COLIC [HANGOUT]: Michelle Lin with a new series on ALiEM, Author Insight, this episode featuring an interview with two of the authors from the recent NEJM paper discussing ultrasound versus CT for suspected nephrolithiasis. Definitely a must watch here. ALiEM

See you next week