Best #FOAMed August 2021

It's been a year since the last collection! But dip in and see what we have chosen as the top topics recently within ICU and Critical care. Headliners FUSIC-HD is out! Get yourself accredited within one of the most comprehensive ultrasound training schemes out there! Now in HD!! CPAP saves lives? TTM might be the... Continue Reading →

The Battle of the Portables – the Vscan Air!

Here, we are excited to bring you our 4 person review of GE's new wireless portable ultrasound device. I would like to thank wholeheartedly, some of my great friends and colleagues for taking all of their precious time out to review this device for us all. And what an experience base we have! Dr Ashley... Continue Reading →

Hypernatraemia

Hypernatraemia is an independent predictor of mortality. DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfm831. It is completely avoidable. This downloadable 1 page guide outlines causes, diagnosis and treatment. Hypernatraemia-guidelineDownload

Book review – SCAN-IT: A Primer for Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound

Here we bring you another review of a text on POCUS....of course! This comes from the delightful POCUS ninja, Dr Manoj Wickramasinghe. Thanks to him, so what is out and what did he think?    About the authors: Muhammad Akbar Baig is an Assistant Professor and consultant in Emergency medicine with specific interests in research,... Continue Reading →

The Vaccine – should you…shouldn’t you??

Preamble I want to start this post off by declaring I am a doctor, an intensive Care doctor at that, so I have witnessed first hand what this virus can do! I also want to state that I am NOT anti-vaccine, nor am I a conspiracy theorist! I wanted to post this in order to... Continue Reading →

The Battle of the Portables – The Butterfly iQ+ Reviewed!

So....we put the new iQ+ through its paces and I am very privileged to have Dr Russ Horowitz take us through a paediatric review using the device as well. Russ is the Director of Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound Lurie Children's Hospital - Chicago What did we think then...... The perspective from Adult Anaesthesia and... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds September 2020!

Welcome in! We are back again....take a look at what we dug up for you! NewsMatt's paper compendiumBlogsTop POCUSIntriguing!Top TweetsTop InfographicsTop resource News Our education portal moves from strength to strength. We talk IV fluid safety with Dr Ashley Miller ICYMI! NW-POCUS returns! Yes, our FUSIC course is back and we will announce dates soon.... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – August 2020 (2)

Let's go....the best picks of the hard work everyone is doing! Navigate: NewsBest papersBest blogsBest InfographicsWebsitesBest POCUSBest VideosBest TweetorialsImage of the weekTop resources News! We opened our ICU education portal! We will be expanding this on a weekly basis with loads of new topics. Best Papers Remdesvir JAMA report this positive COVID trial. Best from... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed finds August 2020

It's hot, COVID is beginning to tickle the belly of the NHS again.....but what else is going on in Critical Care?? Best PapersBest BlogsBest TweetorialsBest SitesBest Infographics and POCUSBest Videos Best Papers! Matt's Top Picks! Matt Bigwood takes us through his top picks of Critical Care Reviews papers. Cheers buddy.... Other papers! Just get on... Continue Reading →

You don’t have to be home alone with COVID!

Since the arrival of COVID, the way we approach things as medical professionals has had to change, almost beyond recognition. As a clinical fellow on ITU, you would expect me to be in the thick of it – intubating, inserting central lines, learning how covid patients respond to the various ventilator settings. But that is... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds July 2020

We hope you are all well? Check out our picks of the best out there in the world of FOAM! Top BlogsTop PapersBest InfographicsPodcastsTweetorialsPOCUS Top Blogs! See the latest from TBL!! My favourites below! The trial we all talked about! Clinical Question In hospitalised patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection does dexamethasone in additional to usual care,... Continue Reading →

My Coronavirus Journey (Up to 22nd May)!

Thanks so much to our contributor, Dr Matt Bigwood for writing this for us. These are his musings, direct from a frontline healthcare worker on ICU. He is a ST5 in ITU and Anaesthesia. News...something is coming?!! January 2020 I first heard about 'the Coronavirus’, like most people, sometime in January. It was pretty low... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – Out of Lockdown!

Top picks, best flicks, papers and capers in all that is Critical Care. Come and see what we picked out for you this month...almost out of lockdown?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

COVID-19 – Your one-stop resource!

Dr Matt Bigwood - Peer reviewer, moderator and research editor Welcome!! I hope this page will form a single resource, as up to date as possible, on everything to do with the topic that has hit us all so hard...Coronavirus! There is a lot out there and you can spend hours getting lost on the... Continue Reading →

Best FOAMed finds – February 2020

We are back! We hadn't disappeared, it's just there has been a lot happening of late! Here we go with the latest in critical care spots... News SOA went Big in 2019! The ICU SOA meeting went ahead back in December 2019. It was a fabulous meeting in Birmingham and the team did an amazing... Continue Reading →

Dave and Jonny do Advanced POCUS!

So...the advanced POCUS workshop kicks off on 8th December at SOA19! What's all the fuss about.....??? Check out the podcast here! Take a look at the programme in store...click to see more!!!

Dave & Jonny do SOA 2019 Pre-hab!

Hi all! Dave Lyness and I took to the mics. We bring you our take on what's in store for this amazing forthcoming meeting! The programme is ridiculous! Where do we start....well, here! Tune in here! Book SOA 2019 now....click here!   Here is our second instalment - we talk with Nitin Arora about what's... Continue Reading →

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