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.
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.
YES, MORE DISCUSSION ON SAH
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 here. ER Cast
BURN THIS INTO YOUR MEMORY
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.
HOT, RED, AND TENDER
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.