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#FOAMed Review 46th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the forty-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

USING ULTRASOUND TO IDENTIFY THE CRICOTHYROID MEMBRANE: [VIDEO]: Thank you PHARM for finding this excellent instructional video by AirwayOnDemand on ultrasound anatomy of the trachea for surgical airway planning. 

B-LINES USING ULTRASOUND FOR HEART FAILURE [PODCAST]: Are B-lines identified by ultrasound of the lungs useful for diagnosing heart failure? The breakdown on the evidence @ The SGEM

THE P-VALUE [BLOG]: 3 weeks ago we featured the Pulm Crit post discussing the issues currently faced with the p-value as the prototype of statistical prowess. This week EM Nerd brings us a side dish of skepticism with his take on our p-value obsession. 

THE EXTERNAL JUGULAR IV [VIDEO]: This is a life saving peripheral line I find extremely useful in difficult access patients. Dr. Whit Fisher brings you some Procedurettes pearls on optimizing your technique. 

More Foamed


THE SUBARACHNOID ENIGMA: [PODCAST]: An enticing title for a worthy podcast with Rob Orman discussing the continuously evolving literature on subarachnoid hemorrhage. Is CT only in 6 hours is ready for prime time? Listen hereER Cast


BLOATED & UPSET [BLOG POST]: An excellent imaging case regarding x-ray findings that should concern you in a patient presenting with abdominal pain, bloating and vomiting. Sinai EM


TOXIC HEMOGLOBINOPATHIES [VIDEO]: A fine review of two classic hemoglobinopathies, by Dr. Hong Kim. Do you know the causes of methemoglobinemia? How do you manage carbon monoxide poisoning? Watch this lecture here @ Maryland CC Project


SEPTIC JOINT [BLOG]: EM Docs brings us a well versed update on the septic joint, including key history and background, diagnostic work up strategy, and management. Check this post out right here


See you next week

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