Welcome to the forty-ninth 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
DIRECT VS INDIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY [VIDEO]: It's all about blade geometry. Rueben Strayer discusses some terminology and misunderstandings in the ongoing DL vs VL debate. Watch this 10 minute video here. EM Updates
LOW RISK CHEST PAIN [VIDEO]: The evidence continues to build on the unnecessary admission of low risk chest pain after initial ED evaluation. Listen to Amal Mattu discuss a brand new JAMA article to further justify your decision to send a low risk chest pain patient home. ECG Weekly
CORE EM CONTENT
NON PREGNANT VAGINAL BLEEDING [PODCAST]: EM Basic continues to put out great content on core EM topics, listen to the podcast here discussing the workup and initial management of non pregnant vaginal bleeding in the ED.
FUEL FOR THE PE FIRE
PE IN COPD: [BLOG]: How often do you think about PE in a clear COPD exacerbation? EM Crit features a new article on the prevalence of PE in COPD exacerbations which found it to be an astounding 18%(N=49). Be sure to check out the on-going discussion in the comments section.
AIR SERIES- GU/RENAL [COLLECTION]: Yes, this is a link to more links, full of FOAMEd goodness! The AIR (Approved Instructional Resources) series at ALiEM brings us its 8th module of curated content, this month focusing the on GU/renal system. Topics include ultrasound for renal colic, testicular torsion, and more.
THE CRASHING ASTHMATIC [PODCAST]: The crashing asthmatic is a frightening scenario and a patient whom we definitely do not want to intubate unless we ABSOLUTELY have to. Swami brings us some heroic pearls on management of this patient, what tools we have under our belt and how to manage them if we do have to pull the trigger and intubate. Rebel EM
ROUTINE LABORATORY SCREENING IN PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS IN THE ED [PODCAST]: Is it needed? It probably doesn't change our management and is rather low yield. Listen to the journal club review at Wash U EM.