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Welcome to the 330th 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 CumminsLast week, our own Salim Razaie’s tweeted summaries of his strategy of shock dose RSI–sedatives low and paralytics high. The tweets inspired varying reactions in the Twitter community. In the true spirit of FOAM, his new R.E.B.E.L. EM post offers us further evidence to draw our own conclusions and encourages us to think critically when it comes to using FOAM in our practice. [SN]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Is naloxone-resistant opioids really a thing?  Great post by Andrew Stolbach discussing the unlikeliness of naloxone resistant opioids.  There may be other factors such as hypercapnia and/or hypothermia as the causes of unconsciousness. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • This week @5minsono does vascular phantoms [CMD]
  • The International Fluid Academy (IFA) releases a free comprehensive book on Critical and Acute Care Ultrasound (CACU) featuring chapters from key opinion leaders in POCUS. Download is free to IFA members, whose membership is free. [MMS]
  • Here’s a lovely little primer on renovascular POCUS from our own Phil Rola and Korbin Haycock, looking at the renal resistive index and venous flow. Awesome! [SO]
  • ACEP Now describes the 3 step CASA POCUS protocol to prevent prolonged CPR pauses in cardiac arrest [CMD]

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Don’t Forget the Bubbles presents the The 17th Bubble Wrap: a roundup of new and noteworthy publications in pediatric critical care. [SN]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • The Curbsiders dive into the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism with Dr. Oren Friedman. Pathophysiology is discussed as well as medical and interventional management, including modern approaches to thrombolysis. [TCN]

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

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LITFL Review 330 Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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