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Welcome to the 305th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick CumminsWhat’s on the Trauma Professional’s blog this week? Lots as usual! Learn about bucket handle injuries of the intestine, a cool concept for estimating blood loss prehospital, and remember that stuff you sterilise with may not be sterile. [CN]

 

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Can coffee make you happy? This post doesn’t answer the question but, uses it as a launching point for an excellent succinct discussion of some basic statistic concepts. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

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The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

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The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

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The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Take your tech savviness to the next level! Learn about pediatric vagal nerve stimulators, intrathecal pumps and ventricular assist devices from Timothy Horeczko [MMS]
  • Thought-provoking blog post from the DFTB guys on the non specific ways in which a brain tumour can present.  Do you measure head circumference in persistent vomiting?  Now you do. [CC]

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The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

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The Best of #FOANed Nursing

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The Best of #MedEd FOAM

  • Harvard Business Review’s Strategic Development Feedback provides pointers for everyone on how to give learners constructive tough love.  [MMS]
  • The Simulcast October Journal Club Wrap Up is out. Articles this month discuss practice standards for simulated patients, as well as the pillars of simulated patient programs, a randomised trial of simulation-based mastery learning for thoracentesis, and a documentation framework for simulation-based quality improvement activities. [CN]
  • The latest podcast from the International Clinical Educators’ KeyLIME team gets heavy: they explore the death rate of doctors-in-training in KeyLIME Podcast146 – The mortality rate of residency education. ICENet also has a three-part series on “teaching” – in the OR, the clinic, and the ward. Are the ED and the ICU different, I wonder? [CN]
  • In Only one way to present?, Ross Fisher defends a scientifically and stylistically sound approach to presentations while acknowledging the dangers of the “presentation gestapo”. [CN]
  • Look for a powerhouse discussion here: the ALIEM MEDIC series tackles the case of the difficult debrief. [CN]

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Last update: Nov 6, 2017 @ 6:34 am

LITFL Review 305
Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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