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#FOAMed Review 43rd Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the forty-third 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.


May the SMACC FORCE be with you


Onto the FOAMed

SURGICAL AIRWAY [VIDEO]: Amazing video of cricothyrotomy on real patient by Ram Parekh with commentary by Scott Weingart. EM Crit 

THE TAP BLOCK [VODCAST]: The guys at ultrasound podcast discuss the TAP (transabdominus plane) block using ultrasound. It's not a common block but can help you out in the right patient. Ultrasound Podcast

DROPERIDOL IN THE ED [ARTICLE]: The Annals of EM has put out a paper this month looking at Droperidol use in the ED showing an excellent safety profile. Read the full article here

PRIAPISM [BLOG]: Our very own Procedures Club authors, John Sarwark, and Andrew Ketterer, bring you a discussion on management of priapism in the ED. Time is Penis. EM Curious 

More FOAMed


SUBDISSOCIATIVE KETAMINE IN THE ED [BLOG]: A recent publication in the Annals of EM shows a promising pain relief and safety profile for subdissociative ketamine in the ED compared to good ol' morphine. Read a few thoughts on the new evidence and how it may change your practice here @ St. Emlyns Blog 


DEMYSTIFYING THE P-VALUE [BLOG]: Is the p-value truly the holy grail of statistical validity? Josh Farkas discusses issues with the way we use p-value today and explores potential solutions. Pulm Crit 


LIP SWELLING [BLOG]: A 24 year old male presents with right sided lip swelling that began several hours ago. What is on your differential? Read on here @ ALiEM


DIAGNOSIS OF SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE [BLOG]: Patrick Baufuma @ EM In Focus discusses a new study in non-academic hospitals that found a negative CT within 6 hours essentially rules out SAH. Is now the time for a practice shift? Read his comments here

See you next week