Ultrasound Device No. 5 – The Butterfly IQ

Preamble! So, here is part 5 of the promised portable device review series. And, this may be one of the most anticipated yet!! I can't get my hands on this device, as I am firmly anchored down in the UK! I, like many, are on their waiting list and man the emails eagerly in pursuit of... Continue Reading →

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Quick Draw Anatomy for Anaesthetists

A novel concept! Joanna Oram Fox is a senior registrar in anaesthesia in Cardiff. And she sent us a rather nice book in the post! We all remember sitting on the train to London, pulling into Euston station becoming more and more tachycardic as the platform approached! The FRCA examinations were either that day, or... Continue Reading →

Albumin..do we, don’t we?!

  What does it do?! Albumin has loads of physiological effects: Regulating colloid osmotic pressure Binding and transporting drugs and hormones in the blood Antioxidant properties Nitric oxide modulation Maintenance of microvascular integrity Buffering Particularly relevant in critically ill patients. We also know that low serum albumin levels, commonly found in the critically ill, may... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – October (3)

Heaps again!! There's ESICM, amazing meetings, loads of cracking publications, the usual POCUS parties, Humour, downloads and infographics to keep you right up to date in the world of Critical Care! News! GPICS-2 is out Please have a look and comment on this vital document regarding provision of ITU in the UK. A Shock!! We... Continue Reading →

Ultrasound Device No. 4 – The iViz from Fujifilm Sonosite

Pre-amble! So here is Part 4 of the as promised portable ultrasound reviews. The aim, to un-muddy the water a bit for you all over choice and functionality. There are so many put there at the moment, we wanted to test them on the shop floor…are they the true ITU workhorses you need to keep... Continue Reading →

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

  Blogs!   Thoracocentesis...how much can you safely remove? Josh Farkas tells us   Salim does snakes! Great blog on envenomation and treatment from Megan Spyres   ***JW's pick of CCR papers*** Thanks to Rob MacSweeny at criticalcarereviews for all of this again! Here are my top picks: Publications and articles LA toxicity...are we getting... Continue Reading →

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

News! Loads here...lots of your POCUS and many papers / blogs and more to check out.... Some images from the Butterfly! So here is an open and honest thread on the device with hands-on experience.   We ran a JC! Click here to see all. And the Twitter moment... Success! A great reminder to us all... Continue Reading →

Ultrasound device No. 3 – Clarius

  Pre-amble! So here is Part 3 of the as promised portable ultrasound reviews. The aim, to un-muddy the water a bit for you all over choice and functionality. There are so many put there at the moment, we wanted to test them on the shop floor…are they the true ITU workhorses you need to... Continue Reading →

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

It's been a while again, in amongst holidays, ITU shifts and reviewing portable ultrasound devices!! There's more to come on the latter too. Loads has been going on, but this is a snapshot of some of what I considered to be the best out there in the world of FOAMed! Enjoy.... Promoted meetings Just to... Continue Reading →

Ultrasound Device No. 2 – The VScan by GE!

Ultrasound Devices - Part 2: VScan DP & Extend by GE! @GEHealthcare. Is this the pocket US workhorse of your dreams?! Find out! #FOAMed #POKUS #POCUS #FOAMcc #FOAMus #echofirst

Ultrasound Device No. 1 – Sonon by LimbsandThings

The battle starts - Part 1: Sonon from LimbsandThings! How did it do in our test? Find out...#FOAMed #FOAMcc #echofirst #FOAMus #POCUS

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

News! ARDS best practice guidelines came out! The important thing is to check out the grades of evidence behind each recommendation. There is no real re-invention of the wheel, and most of the suggestions are things we are all doing already....hopefully?! Site of the month! We made website of the month with our library! A... Continue Reading →

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

Get the best out there of #FOAMed #POCUS FOAMcc #FOAMus #Echofirst #FOAMrad finds. Trawled, sifted and brought to you by us!

POCUS – a tale from an ED physician!

  Introduction I am very proud to present this featured blog from a very good friend and colleague of mine, Dr Cian McDermott (more on his background below). We have travelled together and taught ultrasound together. I wanted to feature this highly topical discussion on point of care ultrasound within his setting....the ED. His passion... Continue Reading →

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

Still melting in the sun? Watching England apparently playing football for once....need a break from all of this? Then read on and absorb the best POCUS, papers, resources and much more from the FOAMEd world! Buckle up! News! Jeremy Hunt stepped out of his role as UK health secretary..... Dave Lyness does ITU trials April... Continue Reading →

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

Hello to you all and here we go with another session of Tweets, POCUS, papers and the rest, from the best..... News! We made LITFL again! Thanks Segun, for putting us into the fair dinkum section! We promised Part 3...here it is! Part 3 of our series on SoMe here! Debate...not an arguement! I got... Continue Reading →

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

Greetings! I hope this finds you all well. I've been busy as ever, ploughing through another load of the best hand picked gems from my SoMe trawls....so here are some #FOAM dazzlers for you! JW News! We blogged out about SoMe Adrian Wong, Manu Malbrain and myself teamed up with the guys at Biomed Central... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS #echofirst finds – May (2)

Another edition and loads to talk about, as ever. Let's crack on...lots to click on and catch up on at your leisure. I hope you enjoy it.   News! CCR 19 is coming!! Get booking here Is this for real?! At first, I thought this was an April fool...then realised its May! Exciting potential to... Continue Reading →

Adrian Wong does ANZICS 2018! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS #ANZICS

I must offer my thanks to Dr Adrian Wong (@avkwong) for this. He was speaking out at the ANZICS meeting and decided he would like Critical Care Northampton to feature his notes from the meeting, as well as his talks. Below are the lectures he attended and his thoughts. There are also screen shots of... Continue Reading →

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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