The LITFL Review 096

Welcome to the majestic 96th edition!

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.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the Week


The LITFL Review Top Picks



Broome Docs

EM Literature of Note

  • The Grim World of ALTE – Most probably not the best paper to read on this, because it isn’t really going to help your practice. 

EKG Videos


Academic Life in Emergency Medicine

 The Poison Review


  1. Remember that the head is connected to the neck.

  2.  Remember that patients do not always present on day 1, even with significant traumatic pathology.

  3.  That sometimes not getting a CT leads to more radiation for the patient.


  • ICE 005 – 27 year old with a dizzy spell… All good until you see his ECG!


  • CVC and US – A meta-analysis in Anesthesiology confirms how central line cannulation is a lot safer when guided by ultrasound. But is it the be all and end all?

PEMTweets Blog

Dr Smith’s ECG Blog


The Short Coat

  • Metacognition For The Pragmatist – The Gist: Metacognition and cognitive errors in medicine are not merely fluffy, esoteric ideas. There are concrete steps one can take to mitigate these. Thought provoking as always Lauren!

Pediatric EM Morsels

  • Wet Purpura and ITP – Remember: ITP is not a platelet function problem… it is a platelet destruction problem.

The Trauma Professional’s Blog

Keeping Up With Emergency Medicine

  • CPR Longer Than 20min May Not Be Futile In Kids  – perhaps this study provides us with a little more optimism.
  • Ketamine Works for RSI – Oh der!

The LITFL Review Shout Out of the Week

 Emergency Medicine Ireland

The GMEP Cases of the week

GMEP Image of the week:

By Prof Montage on One of the perils of a lifetime of scrummaging – C4-6 posterior disc protrusion!

GMEP Video of the week:

Is by Prof Montage on Whether to use warfarin in asymptomatic atrial fibrillation.

Twee Dee and Twitical Care

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News from the Fastlane

The Final Words

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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 — Adventure Medicine— A Life at Risk — All LA Conference — Al Sacchetti’s Youtube — Bedside Ultrasound  Better in Emergency Medicine boringemBroome Docs— — CLIC-EM — Critical Care Perspectives in EM — Dave on Airways —DrGDH — Dr Smith’s ECG Blog — ECG Academy — ECG Guru — ECG of the WeekED Exam —ED-Nurse— EDTCC — EKG Videos — EM Basic — EM Core Content — EMCrit — EM CapeTown — EMDutch — Emergency Medical Abstracts —EMERJENCYWEBB –EmergencyLondon — Emergency Medicine Cases — Emergency Medicine Education — Emergency Medicine News  Emergency Medicine Ireland — Emergency Medicine TutorialsEmergency Medicine Updates —Emergucate — emimdoc — EM Literature of Note — — EMpills — Emergency Physicians Monthly — EM Lyceum — EMProcedures — EMRAP — EMRAP: Educators’ Edition — EMRAP.TV — EM REMS — ER CAST — EXPENSIVECARE — Free Emergency Medicine Talks — GMEP — Gmergency!Got Resuscitation— Greater Sydney Area HEMS — — ICU Rounds — Impactednurse — Intensive Care Network — iTeachEM — IVLine — keepcaring — Keeping Up With Emergency Medicine — KeeWeeDoc — KI Docs — LipheLongLurnERdok — MDaware — MD+ CALC — MedEDMasters — Medical Education Videos — Medicina d’urgenza — Medicine for the Outdoors — Micrognome — Movin’ Meat — Neurointensive Care — Pediatric EM Morsels — PEM ED — PEMLit PEMTweets Blog — PHARM — Practical Evidence — Priceless Electrical Activity — Procedurettes — — Radiology Signs — Radiopaedia — — Resus.ME — Resus Review — RESUS Room — Resus Room Management — Richard Winters’ Physician Leadership —ruralflyingdoc — SCANCRIT — SCCM Blogs — SCCM Podcast — SEMEP — SinaiEM — SinaiEM Ultrasound — SMART EM  SOCMOB — SonoSpot — StEmylns — Takeokun — thebluntdissectionThe Central Line — The Ember Project —The Emergency Medicine Resident Blog — 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 — Ultrasound Village

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