Welcome to the fiftieth 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
LITERATURE THAT MAY INTEREST YOU [JOURNALS]:
- Should we be looking for and treating isolated calf vein thrombosis?
TONGUE BLADE TEST: [VIDEO]: Does every patient with potential jaw fracture need a CT? Check out this video at the new CORE EM website regarding the tongue blade test to assist with your decision making.
PACEMAKER AND AICD MANAGEMENT IN THE ED [BLOG]: EM Docs brings us some well needed cardiac hardware meducation on the patient with AICD/pacemaker issues presenting to the ED. I would definitely give it a read. BONUS: User this article to identify what type of device your patient has if in the rare circumstance they don't know.
ECG PATTERN RECOGNITION
CARDIAC ARREST AND ST ELEVATION: [BLOG]: Dr. Smith features a brief cardiac arrest case with an ECG pattern that you must know and be able to recognize! Check out his post here. Dr. Smith's ECG Blog
CHRONIC PAIN IS REAL PAIN
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT [PODCAST]: Rob Orman sits down with an expert to discuss the predominate issues regarding chronic pain, how opiates really aren't making anything better, and how we can begin to address this highly complicated and serious issue. ER Cast
SMACC CHICAGO 2015 PEARLS [PODCAST]: Missed SMACC Chicago and want to hear what all the buzz was about? Or maybe just want to reminisce on the great time you had at the conference? Listen to the 3 part series from FOAMcast on SMACC Chicago highlights: