The LITFL Review 098

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


The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine

  • 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.


Broome Docs


Practical Evidence

  • 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

Dr Smith’s ECG Blog


  • 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.

The Short Coat


The Poison Review

Pediatric EM Morsels

  • 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!


EM Literature of Note

The Trauma Professional’s Blog

PEMTweets Blog

The LITFL Review Shout Out of the Week

Injectable Orange

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

GMEP Image of the week:

ECG of the week : “Doc I feel terrible when my heart rate is 60 but fine when it’s 50?”…

GMEP Video of the week:

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 —Injectable Orange — 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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