Welcome to the forty-fifth 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
CRITICALLY ILL AIRWAY PRECOURSE [VIDEO]: Over at EM Curious we can never get enough airway education so we would like to recommend these excellent videos on airway management over at @ The Intensive Blog from a variety of airway experts.
DVT ULTRASOUND CONTROVERSY [PODCAST]: There has been an emerging collection of literature that two-point compression ultrasound may be inadequate to rule out DVT. Check out the podcast here @ Ultrasound Podcast.
IS IT TIME TO START USING THE HEART PATHWAY IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT? [BLOG]: The ongoing struggle with low risk chest pain disposition in the ED rages on while the HEART pathway continues to show promise, now with an RCT in its favor. Read on here @ Rebel EM.
ROCKET LAUNCHER- A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR POSTERIOR HIP DISLOCATION [ARTICLE]: The EMA Journal reviews literature regarding techniques for posterior hip dislocation and proposes a new approach that you may find useful. Check it out here.
AGE ADJUSTED D-DIMER
I HOPE YOU HAD A NEGATIVE D-DIMER: [PODCAST]: The false positive rate of d-dimer in the elderly is high and it may be time for age adjustment in light of the ADJUST-PE study. Listen to the review here @ The SGEM.
CYANIDE POISONING [VIDEO]: EM in 5 brings you a visually pleasing 5 minute video lecture on cyanide toxicity. You should be able to know when to suspect it, how to recognize it and what your go to treatment should be. Watch here.
NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME, SEROTONIN SYNDROME, & MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA [PODCAST]: Foamcast covers some of the toxicologic syndromes we may see in the ED that present with altered mental status and fever. Remember that not all fever is infectious so don't forget about tox! Listen here.
TISSUE ADHESIVE UTILITY
FINGERTIP AMPUTATION TREATED WITH CYANOACRYLATE TISSUE ADHESIVE [VIDEO]: We are finding that tissue adhesives continues to find their way into more and more procedures as physicians become more comfortable with this treatment. Larry Mellick with an excellent demonstration of using tissue adhesive to stop finger tip amputation bleeding.