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Welcome to the 344th 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 CumminsCatch up with the Curbsiders and hear Renee Dversdal talk about her passion for IMPOCUS and her take on the FAST exam (Fluid Assessment Sans Trauma). Take note of the show notes, this episode is jam-packed with POCUS pearls! [CMD]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • How useful (or not) are orthostatic vital signs? The answer may (not) surprise you, but this episode of GEMCast lays out the evidence we need to know. [MG]
  • EMCases this week is all about diagnosing pulmonary embolism. Listen for a comprehensive review of the latest evidence on scoring systems, imaging, and more! [MG]
  • The crew from CanadiEM reviews diagnosing pulmonary embolism in pregnancy. [CW]
  • EM Ottawa does a deep dive into the opioid crisis and how our engagement as front-line providers in management of this challenging issue. [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • The latest Tox and Hound review from Dan Rusyniak, MD details the history and effects of cobalt toxicity. Vitamin supplements, beer, and prosthetic hips have been implicated in causing cobalt toxicity throughout recent history. [TCN]

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Don’t just swab every patient with a sore throat coming to your shop. The latest PEM Playbook gives a great review on streptococcal pharyngitis. [MMS]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM Med Ed and #FOAMsim Med Simulation

  • Coaching is upon us in medical education. Check out this EM Ottawa post introducing this topic and how it differs from mentoring or teaching. [MMS]

News from the Fast Lane

  • LITFL Review is upgrading! Watch for our new format in coming weeks.

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LITFL Review 344 Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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