The LITFL Review 120

The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around.

Welcome to the 120th edition, brought to you by:

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the Week

  • This weeks ripper is taken out by Anand Swaminathan of EMLyceum and Ken Milne of the Skeptic’s Guide to EM teamed up to delve into some literature on biphasic anaphylactic reactions in the podcast Should I Stay or Should I Go – the data may surprise some of you! [BT]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • This week I came across a great EM Res podcast by Bob Stunz about being the best you can be when working in EM – Train to Failure. Always have heightened awareness and be prepared for the worst to happen. [TRD]
  • Lauren Westafer has continued putting out great content since she became an emergency medicine resident this summer. This week her blog, The Short Coat, put together a great review of risk stratification in patients with rib fractures. [BT]
  • Casey Parker at Broome Docs posted an interesting case (Smashmouth vs Surgeon) this week that brings up a lot of EM issues that are not discussed as frequently in the world of FOAM. How should a rural EM doc (or an urban one!) respond to inappropriate and/or unsafe behavior in the ED? Scroll to the comments to weigh in. [BT]
  • Amy Sanghvi of Mount Sinai EM Ultrasound posted an awesome case about A Covert Killer. Be sure to take a look at her excellent ultrasound images and POCUS tips for aortic dissection. [BT]
  • Amal divulges some critical things to know about T wave inversion and ST elevation. [CN]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMPed Paediatrics

  • New DFTB author Chris Partyka wrote about managing a case of status epilepticus. This generated some discussion about how often, in real life, we give benzodiazpines before moving onto phentoin – it’s usually more than just twice. [TRD]
  • Brad Sobolewski at PEM Cincinnati discusses the best practice for managing retropharyngeal abscesses in his podcast. Always think of it as a diagnosis with neck pain/neck stiffness. [TRD]
  • Ryan Radecki on EM Literature of Note reminds us of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent statement – do not use antipyretics for the purposes of reducing the temp on a child. Use them for improving patient comfort. [TRD]

News from the Fastlane

LITFL Review EM/CC Educational Social Media Round Up

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Blogroll — Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Podcasts — — Academic Life in Emergency Medicine — A Life at Risk — Bedside Ultrasound – Boring EM — Broome Docs — CCM-L — Critical Care Perspectives in EM — Dave on Airways — Dont Forget the Bubbles — Dr Smith’s ECG Blog — ECG Academy — ECG Guru — ECG of the Week — ED Exam — ED-Nurse — EDTCC — EKG Videos — EM Basic — EMCrit — EM CapeTown — EMDutch — Emergency Medical Abstracts — EM Journey — EmergencyLondon — Emergency Medicine Cases — Emergency Medicine Education — Emergency Medicine News — Emergency Medicine Ireland — Emergency Medicine Tutorials — Emergency Medicine Updates — EM on the Edge — Emergucate  — EM Journey —  EM IM Doc — – EM Literature of Note — — EMpills — Emergency Physicians Monthly — EM Lyceum —EM nerd— EMProcedures — EMRAP — EMRAP: Educators’ Edition — EMRAP.TV — EM REMS — ER CAST — EXPENSIVECARE — Free Emergency Medicine Talks — Gmergency! — Got Resuscitation— Greater Sydney Area HEMS — — Impactednurse —Injectable Orange  — Intensive Care Network — iTeachEM — IVLine — KeeWeeDoc — KI Docs— ER Mentor — MDaware — MD+ CALC — bone tumours — Medical Education Videos — Medical Evidence Blog — MedEmIt — Micrognome — Movin’ Meat — Paediatric Emergency Medicine — Pediatric EM Morsels — PEM ED — PEMLit — PEM Cincinnati — PHARM — Practical Evidence — Priceless Electrical Activity — Procedurettes — — Radiology Signs — Radiopaedia — REBEL EM – — Resus.ME — Resus Review — RESUS Room — Resus Room Management — Richard Winters’ Physician Leadership — ruralflyingdoc — SCANCRIT — SCCM Blogs — SEMEP — SinaiEM — SinaiEM Ultrasound — SMART EM — SOCMOB — SonoSpot — StEmylns — Takeokun — thebluntdissection — The Central Line — The Ember Project —The Emergency Medicine Resident Blog — The Flipped EM Classroom — thenursepath — The NNT — The Poison Review — The Sharp End — The Short Coat — The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine — The Sono Cave – The Trauma Professional’s Blog —  — ToxTalk — tjdogma — Twin Cities Toxicology — Ultrarounds — UMEM Educational Pearls —Ultrasound Podcast

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  1. says

    Very excited the Anaphylaxis podcast with Swami has been such a huge hit. People seem to love core content stuff in combo with the EBM. Appreciate all the support from LITFL. Viva la FOAMed