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#FOAMed Review 48th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the forty-eighth 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

KETAMINE AND ROCURONIUM: [BLOG]: Is the jury still out about the optimal RSI meds or has a true superior choice risen to the top? Nice post EM Docs post discussing the pro ketamine/rocuronium camp

THE SUPERIOR CERVICAL PLEXUS BLOCK [VIDEO]: AKA THE SCP Block, a useful nerve block technique for your ear laceration, central line placement and even a clavicle fracture. 5 Min Sono 

PNEUMONIA AND HFNC [BLOG]: As mentioned last week, my prophecy of a FOAMed analysis regarding the recent NEJM article has been fulfilled. Josh Farkas discusses the argument of HFNC versus BiPap in pneumonia in light of current evidence. Pulm Crit 

CIRRHOSIS, FFP & PROCEDURES : [BLOG]: Is there a true benefit to give FFP to liver patients prior to a procedure? How well do you think the INR is as an indicator of coagulopathy in these patients? Read on here at Boring EM

More FOAMed 


PEDIATRIC ED HACKS [BLOG]: Rebel EM with an outstanding post on pediatric ED management hacks that will make you a more efficient, kind and creative ED doc. Check out these 7 pearls here


CARDIOGENIC SHOCK: [BLOG]: We don't normally refer to the same blog twice in one week but these posts are just too good. This post features a guest author, from the soon to be released Core EM FOAMed website, on management of cardiogenic shock in the ED. Read on here. Rebel EM


FLUIDS BY MYBURGH [PODCAST]: This is one podcast you really cannot miss. We give fluids every day, and we often forget that what type of fluid we give, and how much, matters, just like any other drug. Listen to Myburgh discuss the history of fluid therapy and where we currently stand in this day and age. Intensive Care Network 


T WAVE INVERSION [VIDEOCAST]: The all to well known ECG expert Dr. Steve Smith with another great video lecture on the T wave inversion, both normal, abnormal, and when we should be really concerned for badness. Check it out here. Dr. Smith's ECG Blog 


See you next week