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
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
RESEARCH & EBM
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
DIAGNOSE ON SIGHT
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.