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#FOAMed Review 36th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the thirty-sixth 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. 

STANDARDIZING RSI [PAPER]: Great review looking at the key components to a safe and effective approach to RSI with useful algorithms and pictorial guides. 

ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CONFIRMATION [BLOG]: ALiEM with a guide to proper technique for confirming endotracheal intubation using ultrasound with excellent images of US signs to be aware of.

THE BLOODY LUMBAR PUNCTURE [BLOG]: Perry et all with a new data analysis to evaluate a cutoff RBC count to differentiate SAH from a traumatic tap.

HEMODYNAMIC ACCESS FOR CRASHING PATIENTS [BLOG]: Josh Farkas discussed the femoral dual arteriovenous access technique in the critical patient and why it may be a useful approach. Pulm Crit 

More FOAMed. 


FEEDING ME SOFTLY [BLOG]: Working in an urban area, we may not deal with nutritional deficiencies too frequently but you may want to be aware of refeeding syndrome in your chronic alcoholic or anorexic patient. Broome Docs 


SKIN & SKIN STRUCTURE INFECTIONS [PODCAST]: FOAMCAST brings us a succinct discussion on abscess/cellulitis management with the up to date IDSA guidelines and hits on some hot topics in the dermatology world that everyone should know about!  


THE CRITICALLY ILL PREGNANT PATIENT [BLOG]: Excellent lecture from EEM 2014 by Dr. Haney Mallemat on the key differences in management of the critically ill pregnant patient. Remeber TOLD. Hippo EM 


RETROPERITONEAL HEMATOMA [BLOG]: A quick reminder on the RP bleed, what history should concern us, what physical exam findings we should be looking for, diagnosis, and more @ EM Docs.  

See you next week