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#FOAMed Review 47th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the forty-seventh 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

AIRWAY TIPS: [BLOG]: EM Didactic sums up some nice pearls from the CRASH Airway Course in a two part post:

NEEDLE TO THE FOOT: [BLOG]: Ben Smith brings us a great case highlighting the utility of ultrasound in both foreign body identification and regional anesthesia in case #47 of Ultrasound of the Week. 

HIGH FLOW NASAL CANNULA IN ACUTE HYPOXIC RESPIRATORY FAILURE: [ARTICLE]: More evidence for the use of high flow nasal cannula in acute hypoxic respiratory failure. No change in rate of intubation, but a significant improvement in 90 day mortality. NEJM

More FOAMed


HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCY TREATMENT [VIDEO]: Management of all of your hypertensive emergencies in five minutes. Simply awesome. Watch here @ EM in 5.


THYROID STORM: [PODCAST]: Fever, altered mental status, tachycardia and GI issues are just some manifestations that can clue you in to this uncommon endocrine emergency. Weingart discusses the ED management of thyroid storm, a need to know entity. EM Crit


MINOR BURNS AND SILVER SULFADIAZINE [BLOG]: What constitutes a minor burn and when should you consier transferring a patient to a burn center? If you don't, how do you manage them and is silver sulfadiazine really the best topical option? Read on hereEM Docs


KETAMINE FOR EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME [BLOG]: Bryan Hayes at ALiEM reviews the literature for the use of ketamine in agitation and while it looks promising, it may not be ready to become numero uno in cases where immediate chemical restraint is necessary. 


SCOTT WEINGART ON THE STATE OF THINGS [PODCAST]: Rob Orman sits down with Scott Weingart in a charming show to discuss randoms topics from beer choice, to medical education, to the state of the FOAMed movement. A must listen here @ ER Cast


See you next week. 

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