Welcome to the forty-first 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
VENTILATOR WAVEFORM ANALYSIS [VIDEO]: If you truly want to be an airway master, you need to know how to manage ventilator issues. Learning to analyze ventilator waveforms is a start. Great video lecture here. Maryland CC Project
SEPSIS UPDATE [GUIDELINES]: In light of the PROMISE trial, the surviving sepsis campaign has made a few (expected) changes to their guidelines. Have a look here.
OHCA AND ACS UPDATE [PODCAST]: The Rebel EM gang sits down to discuss two relatively new and important papers regarding 1) BLS VS ALS for OHCA and 2) Anatomic VS functional evaluation for CAD. Listen to this gem here.
NEONATAL RESUSCITATION [BLOG]: Neonatal resuscitation is a completely different ball game and if you don't do it often, why not get a quick refresh with some excellent pearls over at Don't Forget the Bubbles. Part 1 & Part 2
SPINE FOAMED [PODCAST]: FOAMCAST delves into the ongoing controversial topic of spinal immobilization, as well as hits on core EM topics including spinal versus neurogenic shock and cord syndromes. Listen here.
HYPOTHERMIA AND DROWNING PEARLS [BLOG]: Great tips on resuscitation of the hypothermic patient and how it differs from standard ACLS as well as a useful algorithm for the initial management of the drowned patient. Check it out here. EM Docs
CALCIUM IN HYPERKALEMIA [BLOG]: Must read regarding the effect of IV calcium on the QRS in hyperkalemia. Don't just give 2 grams of calcium gluconate and forget about it, continue to follow your ECG serially! Dr. Smith's ECG Blog
LEAD REVERSAL [BLOG]: Before you call an ECG abnormal, make sure you have obtained the correct study with proper lead placement. Excellent pearls on lead reversals with example ECGs here @ the WUSTL EM BLOG.