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Welcome to the 312nd 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 Cummins

SGEM often posts thoughtful “skeptical” reviews on logical-sounding procedures and treatments, as it has this week: discover the non-value of therapeutic hypothermia in convulsive status epilepticus. [MG]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Managing an airway emergency in a child is nerve wracking, but learning how to manage it to avoid intubation is more tricky. [MMS]
  • Learn a step-by-step technique for managing tracheostomy emergencies from Tessa Davis at DFTB. [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Becoming an effective team doesn’t happen overnight, it takes choreography to provide high-quality resuscitation. Valuable free resource from Penn CC Project to take back to your shop. [MMS]
  • Emergency Medicine Ireland has a great overview of how to record and edit a podcast. [MG]
  • Simulcast has a great review of literature on debriefing. [MG]
  • Cultivating a state of belongingness as a medical student and beyond. [MMS]
  • Cliff, Nat and Geoff from the Hospital Primary (Sydney HEMS) discuss the challenges involved in helicopter transportation from the scene to a (non-major) hospital, including: how to introduce yourself, what language to use, how to integrate yourself into the team and offer support and if necessary leadership, the importance of a collaborative approach, and the critical contribution of the RT paramedic in making all this happen smoothly. For more, download their free e- or i-book, 104 Reflections from Sydney HEMS [CW]

News from the Fast Lane

  • Ben Symon offers a powerful discussion on changing the culture of safety by education and enlightening the leaders of the pack instead of simply focusing on those at the bottom. [AS]

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Last update: Dec 25, 2017 @ 9:53 am

LITFL Review 312
Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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