The LITFL Review 121

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 121st edition, brought to you by:

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the Week

  • Tim Leeuwenburg’s post on zeroes and heroes took Twitter by storm – it discusses the importance of interdisciplinary cohesion and not trash-talking your colleagues. [TRD, CN]
  • Ken Milne is a Canadian #FOAMed force of nature, churning out top quality critical reviews of breaking emergency medicine literature week after week in his Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine. His Christmas episode reviews the big hitters of the year gone, and also has a link to a free pdf summarising the entire year of key EM literature as reviewed on SGEM. Flippin’ awesome! [CN]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMPed Paediatrics

  • I always love it when FOAM posts are inspired by current events. It makes me feel like I know what is happening outside the hospital/my research for once. In this case, Don’t Forget the Bubbles wrote about child abuse after hearing the Australian Prime Minister state that “occasionally the best thing that we can give a kid is a smack.” Tessa Davis outlines both how very, very wrong this statement is and why. [BT]
  • Kids love to stick their fingers in tiny holes and then get completely stuck – Sean Fox delivers a Pediatric EM Morsel on how to manage Tourniquet Syndrome. [TRD]
  • In keeping with the fingers theme, on DFTB Andrew Tagg explains what do to with Finger Tip Injuries. [TRD].


 #MedEd Education

  • Teresa Chan responds to a KevinMD post in Counterpoint: Why Graduate Medical Education will be fine. She calls for greater referencing and explicit appeal to the evidence base (or recognition of the lack thereof) in blogging and debunks the ‘back in my day we were trained to be real doctors’ flim flam criticism of modern training (aka ‘nostalgitis imperfecta’). [CN]

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 — EMCasesEMDocs — 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

    Thanks again to LITFL and Chris for recognizing all the FOAM goodness bubbling up out of Canada. It is very cold and snowy here right now in the Great White North. But don’t panic, The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine ( will be back this Sunday with an all new episode for 2014.