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 →

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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 →

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

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 →

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 →

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