Welcome to the SMACC 98th 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
Its that time of the year again! For the 2013 Rant Off, and its a big one covering everything from medical clearance, locum tenens, and patient satisfaction. A great collection of the great minds of EM, to discuss, rant, and lets us know whats given them the shits in 2012 – brillant collection as usual Rob!
The LITFL Review Top Picks
- Has Video Laryngoscopy Killed the Direct Laryngoscope? -Paul and Scott are back at it this time debating DL vs VL! Great points raised by both, however I think Scott won this one!
- SGEM#26: Honey, Honey The Question: Do Over the Counter (OCT) medications work for cough in Children and Adults? Answer: There is no good evidence for or against the effectiveness of OTC medicines in acute cough.
- ETT security (part II): expert consensus. – Ian puts together a summary on the best practice of how we should be securing the tube in our intubated patients. Worth a gander!
- Traumatic fluid resus OR Midnight at McDonald’s? Casey leaves us in suspense, and wants to know how you would fluid resus this trauma patient. Great case so far, be interesting to see where this goes.
- Where to from here? The cross roads for FOAMEd – Minh shares his thoughts on the challenges FOAMed will face in 2013 – great piece worth a read!
- Supraglottic Airway Device Use as a Primary Airway During Rapid Sequence Intubation – Cool concept so who’s tried it?
- Let’s get #FOAMEd – March/April 2013 Air Medical Journal – FOAMed journal club review with Dr Bill Hinckley
- Scott talks us through the 2013 Ischemic Stroke Guidelines from AHA/ASA Ischemic Stroke 2013 – yes tPA is still recommended!
Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
- Excellent summary on PE in pregnancy: which diagnostic tests do you use? By Javier!
- Trick of the Trade: External jugular tourniquet – simple just use your stethoscope as a tourniquet!
- Transient ST elevation and Peaked T-waves.Whats the cause? Works out that it is the double whammy of Unstable Angina and Hyperkalaemia.
- A red pacemaker? So whats all the fuss about. TJ guides us through the approach to dealing with infections surrounding indwelling cardiac devices!
Intensive Care Network
- Lane on Haem Malignancies in the ICU – Its not all bad, and early admission makes a difference. Worth a listen, you may be surprised how things have change to our previous thinkings!
- The 2013 Teaching Course -They are getting ramped up for the 2013 course in Baltimore. Here is a sneak peak at the 2013 course and website and a review of the 2012 course.
- Drinking from the Firehouse – One Sip of FOAM at a Time – Dealing with the barrage of FOAM and using space repetition learn, and how its help Lauren get through med school.
- Special guest post this week, with a look at Vertigo: when to worry?
- Mercury poisoning: review and quiz – A brief review on the in’s and out’s of mercury poisoning and its management.
- NYC Recommendations for Prescribing Opioids in Emergency Departments – Its a good start to a huge issue, but will it make a difference?
- When the physically damage becomes psychological damage – we need to be prepared to treat both – Dog Bites and PTSD
- RSA A-OK – Seth shares his thoughts and concerns regarding rapid sequence airway!
- The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? – Yep it seems there time has come to an end! For now that is anyway.
- Does Size Matter? (Chest Tube Size)– Smaller may actually be better, notice most of the authors of this paper are male!
- Stroke or Stroke Mimic? Who Cares! – I do, especially when we accept -“authors confirm, tPA is safe even when they’re wrong, and the collateral damage of racing to tPA is low.
- Acute Ethanol Intoxication And The Banana Bag – Its time we think twice before hanging the banna bag!
- Brad shares in true FOAMed style his slides on a recent talk he gave on Management of altered mental status in the pediatric ED.
The LITFL Review Shout Out of the Week
This week we welcome to the blogosphere a great new EM/CC blog, with a difference – Injectable Orange. Spearheaded by critical care nurse, simulation educator and exercise fanatic Jesse Spurr. Injectable Orange promises us something different, a look into the world of simulation and how we can deliver healthcare better Check out Jesse first few post for more:
The GMEP Cases of the week
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GMEP Video of the week:
- Domhnall takes us on a journey through FOAMed, and shares with us his hospital grand round presentation -top shelf! FOAM is bubbling up – bringing FOAM to the medical masses
Twee Dee and Twitical Care
News from the Fastlane
- If your at SMACC this week come up and say hello, would love to meet you all.
- Chris takes us on a journey through The flipped classroom might just be the future of medicine.
- SMACC CLUB: The Candiroos– Awesome Tox literature review by some of the big names in medical toxicology and FOAM!
- GuidelinesForMe another one of Tessa awesome projects, this one is shaping up to be a great FOAMed resource.
The Final Words
LITFL Review EM/CC Educational Social Media Round Up
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