Welcome to the forty-second 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
THE VORTEX APPROACH APP [APPLICATION]: The Vortex approach application is out, designed to provided you with a cognitive aid during simulated difficult airways to hone your thought process when @^#& hits the fan. The app can be downloaded here and you can also listen to a podcast about the app with one of the creators here @ PHARM.
ULTRASOUND IN SHOCK [VIDEO]: How do you assess your patient rapidly when they present in undifferentiated shock. Here is how to do it with ultrasound when performing the RUSH exam. 5 Min Sono
PITFALLS OF BEDSIDE US IN PREGNANCY [BLOG]: Bedside US to confirm an IUP is commonplace in the ED, here are some great pitfalls to be aware of when performing your scans. ALiEM
ANTIBIOTIC CHOICE FOR CAP [BLOG]: The new CAP-START trial published recently in NEJM shows monotherapy with beta-lactam is non-inferior to strategies with a beta-lactam-macrolide combination or fluoroquinolone monotherapy. Is this ready for primetime yet? Great discussion of the paper here @ Pulm CCM.
BUCKLE FRACTURES [BLOG]: Pondering EM discusses the buckle fracture in pediatrics and how the management is changing! The short story: Not all of these kids need a cast! Check it out here.
WHO'S RISK ARE YOU MANAGING? [VIDEO]: Another video lecture from the Top 10 of EEM 2014 that is a must watch! It will question your approach to the work up of a patient and what truly drives you to order the tests that you think are necessary. Hippo EM
UNDIFFERENTIATED HYPOTENSION [BLOG]: The first ten minutes of resuscitation in a patient with undifferentiated shock are critical both in terms of management and diagnosis, learn how to wrap your head around the initial approach here @ First 10 EM.
WHO NEEDS THE CATH LAB NOW PART 2 [PODCAST]: The second installation of an outstanding series with Dr. Steve Smith regarding which of our patients need the cath lab now! EM Crit