Best #FOAMed Finds – August (3)

Hope you are all well? Here are the pics and flicks of the week to keep you on the ball in critical care! Featured! Wellington ICU! You have to check out the fab work of Alex Psirides and the crew at Wellington ICU. They have provided some brilliant resources to use / download etc here.... Continue Reading →

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Best #FOAMed finds – August 2019 (2)

More bytes of critical care, pocus and more to get you into the weekend! News!   Echophiles returns! Next installment of crazy clips and loops to keep or download! Click the pic! Come and learn Peri-op POCUS! We are taking you through waht is relevent and hot in the world of peri-op POCUS at the... Continue Reading →

The best #FOAMed finds – August 2019

The news feed has slept for a while, but we promise to keep you better updated as of now. It's been busy! There has been a lot going on, but here are a few recent snippets for you. Stay tuned for more to come and encourage friends and colleagues to follow us!   Announcement Introducing... Continue Reading →

Can you do an entire Awake Regional Anaesthesia list with a Butterfly?!

So folks, another good day with the Butterfly Probe! Today I took on my usual Friday Upper Limb regional anaesthesia list....with just my trusty iQ! Was it possible to use it for awake blocks? Watch the video to find out more!! As an aside, I explained to each patient about the probe and what it... Continue Reading →

The Butterfly iQ – Video!

Watch my first impression of this all in one probe....and it's mine...all mine!! Sorry about that....got a tad carried away!! This review comes as rapidly as I could...pretty much with minimal gel available and straight out of the box...under suboptimal scanning conditions!! The kitchen......!! Jonny

IV Fluid Guidance – don’t drown in confusion!

IV fluid policy Written by: Dr Jonny Wilkinson– Consultant in ITU and Anaesthesia and NICE IV Fluid Lead Dr Lisa Yates – Clinical Fellow in ITU Additions from Dr Ashley Miller (@icmteaching).   Legal pre-amble! I would like to point out to everyone before we go any further on here, that the IV fluid guideline discussed... Continue Reading →

A Bungee rope back to medicine – Hannah’s story!!

Foreword I wanted to feature this piece with a little bias, it has to be said. It is written by Dr Hannah Gardner, who happens to be my good lady wife! There is no conflict really, I thought this story should be put out there as Hannah's situation was a little unusual. This is someone... Continue Reading →

Bedside Ultrasound -Philippe Rola

Philippe has built a great name for himself within he world of ultrasound...and comes with some 'Sono-biceps'! So, when the opportunity came to review this book....I jumped for joy! This is aimed at those who may have some POCUS skills and perhaps need some expert guidance as to how to seamlessly integrate POCUS into their clinical... Continue Reading →

The Final Battle – Portable Ultrasound Devices

So we tried them, we tested them, and we ran around the world with them! So which was the overall winner? Below you will find a summary of all of the reviews, then the winning device. If you click each image, you can go off to read the individual reviews. My presentation from the Critical... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – March 2019

The usual piles of POCUS, papers and more. It's been a while, so there's been a lot going on!   News!   Our course sold out, with a waiting list!!! Keep an eye on the site for info on the next session!! nw-pocus.com Hint....October in Warwick! The crew at Zedu! Thanks for picking us up... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed Finds – February 2019 (2)

Here we go again, more papers, infographics and downloads for you. POCUS and blogs to keep you up to date in the world of critical care! News! We popped a Proning Infographic out there! It seemed to go viral, so it's good to see we all appear to have the same desire to perform this... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed finds – February 2019

Loads of POCUS, resources, papers and more..... Want to get POCUS trained???   News!   We met with GE to discuss some exciting stuff. Watch this space...plans for educational resources, social media smashing and more from a very supportive company. Battle of the POKUS! The final portable gets a fair test...see it here! Who will... Continue Reading →

Ultrasound Device No. 6 – The Lumify

Preamble! So, here is part 6 and the final of the promised portable device review series. This is the Lumify from Philips, and we have been looking forward to this for a long while. Due to no hitch from the company, more from my side, I took delivery of the system 2 weeks ago. So,... Continue Reading →

Top FOAMed Finds – January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Heaps of POCUS this edition, as a result, the load-up time may be a little slower on your mobile device....give it a moment! Also, lots going on with trials / papers and releases. So, get your coffee brewing, buckle up and catch up in the world of FOAM in critical care! News!... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – December (1)

News! We were at iFAD and had a ball!! Check out some of what we got up to here Papers and Reviews Jonny's pick of Critical Care Reviews papers As always, thanks to Rob MacSweeny for finding all of this brilliant stuff for us! Gelophylaxis So we used to use it by the load...but nowadays,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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