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Welcome to the 326th 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.

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The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick CumminsRead this special collaboration between EMCrit RACC and Dr Smith : The OMI Manifesto. This well cited review is a detailed explanation of the false dichotomy between STEMI and NSTEMI, and suggests new terminology consistent with the latest evidence. [MG]

A powerful story from Ashley Liebig about the words we use in front of patients, expecting the unexpected, and the negative encounters that can and do happen in patient care. Our jobs are hard and stressful but don’t ever forget the importance of kindness and humanity in the patients you care for. [SR]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • The latest installment of The Toxicologist Mindset from the ALiEM team describes a case of herbal induced delirium. There is an overview of autonomic toxidromes, physostigmine as an antidote, and the common causes and presentations of herbal medicine-induced anticholinergic toxicity. [TCN]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Hypertension in Children: White Coat or Wicked Curse? Tim Horeckzo helps simplify this topic in a whimsical Harry Potter-themed approach. Which hypertensive person is your patient? Hufflepuff? Gryffindor? Revenclaw? Slytherin? [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Fantastic talk from Sarah Gray at #dasSMACC about the voices in our heads. Compassion towards oneself is one of the hardest skills to learn in medicine. The good news is you can change this with 3 steps: Listen to your inner dialogue; Practice better self talk; and Have empathy towards others. [SR]
  • Stress growth and embracing it to build us to be better providers. The latest EM Over Easy episode tackles this idea with Anna Kalantari. [MMS]
  • Ego is the enemy, especially in academics. Learn how to fight the darkness of ego on many fronts on a daily basis. The tactics discussed in this post truly embodies the #FOAM movement. [MMS]

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