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#FOAMed Review 56th Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the fifty-sixth 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

PLAN A [BLOG]: Free high yield airway resources from the CCAM airway course on approach to laryngoscopy



  • Can Vasopressors Safely Be Administered Through Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Compared With Central Venous Catheters?


  • Mechanical Ventilation and ARDS in the ED: A Multicenter, Observational, Prospective, Cross-sectional Study


  • Gestational Age and D-Dimer Levels

PMID24828148     FOAM: EM Lit Of Note 

  • Adnexal torsion in adolescents: update and review of the literature


  • Prevalence and predictors of bacterial meningitis in young infants with fever without a source


OWN THE BACKSLAB! [BLOG]: A practical guide to pediatric and adult splinting including excellent video tutorials. Check out this resource here.

More FOAMed 

POST INTUBATION SEDATION FOR PREGNANT PATIENTS [BLOG]: You've intubated the seizing eclamptic patient now what? Rebel EM discusses the literature on post intubation sedation for this patient whom you will hopefully never have to encounter. 

UTILITY OF PRE-4 HOUR ACETAMINOPHEN LEVEL IN ACUTE OVERDOSE [BLOG]: Should we check the acetaminophen level right when our acute overdose patient's present? Bryan Haynes at ALiEM discusses the literature on this topic here

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE [BLOG]: Core EM brings us an excellent summary of the diagnosis and management of congestive heart failure in the ED in its rapidly growing core content section. 

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STEMI, BRUGADA OR NEITHER? [BLOG]: An excellent ecg case that will teach you to always keep your differential open when reviewing ECGs. Make sure to apply your findings to the clinical situation at hand. Dr. Smith's ECG Blog 

See you next week


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