New and updated Critical Care Ultrasound section!! #POCUS #FOAMcc #FOAMed

Hopefully...all that you need for critical care echo / scanning! Please take a browse through our all new sections, consistently updated on all we think you need to know about critical care ultrasound #POCUS. Click on the POCUS menu and take a look at each system. I have carefully selected videos and created playlists so... Continue Reading →

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Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – May (1)

Another fortnightly trawl of the best of the best in infographs, POCUS images, blogs, research and much more. Again, showcasing some of the fabulous stuff the world of #FOAM has to offer. There is loads here, so scroll and click on what interests you and don't be bamboozled by stuff that doesn't! Best wishes as... Continue Reading →

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Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS Finds – April (1)

There are a lot of fabulous echo images here this week! You are all posting some brilliant stuff to keep us all interested and excusing the pun, in the loop! Thank you... Also, lots of journal club stuff going on on the Twittersphere! Papers, blogs and a lot more....settle down and get your CME done... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – March (2)

Here is your best of the grabs from the world of FOAMed and all it offers. Sifted from amongst the best POCUS pips, paper snips, video clips and historical trips......as I can't think of any other anecdotal rhyming links; here we go! News... The REFRESH Trial is soon underway! Think the 30ml/kg is a tad... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS – March (1)

It never ceases to amaze me what is out on Twitter! A wealth of POCUS with some fabulous images, some really interesting infographs, trials, reviews and resources. I have done my usual trawl to try to snapshot what I see as the best of the lot this week. Sit down, caffeinate and digest.... Big News!!... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – February 2018

Back, from investigating the infographics, perusing the POCUS and limboing the literature. There's a lot out there as ever in the Critical Care world. Please see my infographics sections for Crit care trials and other areas within anaesthesia, including statistics and valve pathologies. See them all in the slideshow below and the latest one on... Continue Reading →

BNP elevated – what now!??

Your patient is sitting in front of you about to undergo major surgery. You get a 'sniff', that they may have heart failure in their background history and you want reassurance that they are safe to undergo the procedure. Then, you see the BNP level in the blood profile, it's elevated....what now?!! What is BNP?... Continue Reading →

Studies To Remember 2017 By! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS #visualabstracts

I thought I would post this out just before the chimes of 2018 begin. Many thanks to David Lyness and our partner site (Propofology), for allowing us to feature these fabulous summaries. Many of these came direct from the crew at The Bottom Line, as they continue to tirelessly bring us many of these studies... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – December (2)

A final happy Christmas to you all! This episode features loads of POCUS images, many of which you have kindly shared over Twitter. Thanks to all concerned and I have acknowledged you where I can. There is also a lot on flu, ARDS, OOHCA, less is more in sepsis and our usual run of infographics... Continue Reading →

Renal Replacement, busting the confusion! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #FOAMem #dialysis

This is an area of difficulty, confusion and controversy. Particularly as regards the logistics of RRT, it's set-up and running etc. We have discussed this area before, but more from the evidence base side regarding modalities etc. The evidence base is rather confusing, so we will try with these notes taken by Dr Dave Popple... Continue Reading →

Updates in respiratory critical care 1/11/17 – #FOAMED #FOAMcc

These are the notes Dr David Popple (ITU Consultant), took during the Updates in Respiratory Critical Care Meeting at the RCOA back in November. I merely took them, expanded them and added links etc. Thanks to him for providing these. Update in renal replacement coming too. So...onward, what's new then? Identifying and managing ventilator asynchrony... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – December (1)

News... We got access to some amazing stuff! We are chuffed to announce that Dr 'Best Notes Ever' (Aoife Abbey), has joined us and we are lucky to be able to share her amazing infographic, hand-written notes on CCN. Look at her site here and our section on her stuff here: And while we're here,... Continue Reading →

It was ICS SOA 2017! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #ICSSOA2017 #POCUS

I wanted to present a graphical snapshot of this meeting for you all. What you see first of all are my graphics, produced as I followed the meeting on Twitter and interacted with a lot of you who were kind enough to share things with us all. Following mine, you will see Aoife's, then the... Continue Reading →

Best ED #FOAMed #FOAMcc #FOAMem #POCUS – December (1)

So here we are with some of the grabs from around and about in the world of EM. Another to follow soon.   Infograph of Note.. This one is in the repository, but a great reminder of how to spot that impending occlusion as it could be happening.   Twit Choice! Mutton Jeff! Here is... Continue Reading →

Want Safer IV Fluid Provision? Read this! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

There is a lot to say, but I've tried to be as concise as possible. Having just met with our medical director this afternoon to discuss this, it is a red hot topic. He certainly had absolutely no opposition towards anything I was discussing with him...an engaging session, from which we are going to ensure... Continue Reading →

iFAD 2017 – #IFAD2017 #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS possibly the best meeting in the world!

What was it about?! The aim of this sixth edition meeting is to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – Nov (1)

Its another edition and another trawl of a vast amount of activity. iFAD 2017 approaches and we will be out there bringing you all the best FOAM from the meeting. I feel proud to be one of the leads within a core SoMe team of 6 other clinicians. Duncan Chambler, Cian McDermott, David Lyness, Adrian... Continue Reading →

P.E – to thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse? #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

We have chosen to feature this topic (as many blogs have), as there are many grey areas associated with treatment of PE. In the main, these are whether to thrombolyse or not and it takes skill on the risk:benefit front to do the right thing. There are many published guidelines and outcome trials to try... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – Oct (2)

News There has been so much action on Twitter his week, I have focussed almost solely on this, rather than digging about like DJ Shadow in a record shop, for papers! Focus on portable ultrasound, being dead, or not! Loads of great POCUS, fluids and the usual capture of top tweets. We have also dug... Continue Reading →

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