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Paracetamol….you know you want it!

Here's a link to an interesting paper from Oz on paracetamol usage in crit care! Food for thought.......á la statins... What was it looking for Did paracetamol influence outcome of ICU patients? Primary outcome, in-hospital mortality and secondary outcome, ICU... Continue Reading →

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Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Here is my latest trawl of what I considered to be the best of FOAMed at the moment. This is certainly not exhaustive...you can end up like a child in a sweetshop otherwise! The podcast discussion I had last night... Continue Reading →

Renal Replacement Therapy – help or hindrance?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Written by Dr Richard Pertwee (Clinical Fellow ITU) Edited and reviewed by Dr Jonny Wilkinson Renal replacement therapy is a commonly administered treatment in Intensive Care. It is also a therapy / aspect of critical care that creates a large... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (Week 1 May)

This is another quick trawl of the best of FOAMed. I am delighted to announce that I have teamed up with Jonathan Downham (@ccpractitioner), to bring you the '2 Jonnys' podcast every fortnight. Check out his brilliant work here: We will... Continue Reading →

Best of 14th Critical Care Symposium #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

It was a massive success and hats off to Dr Veerappan for putting it all together! The following is a collection of the Tweets from the meeting...the best way to collate thoughts and the story of the conference. Loads here,... Continue Reading →

48hrs of #FOAMed finds! #FOAMcc #POCUS

Sorry for the lapse! I just wanted to promote what I see as one of the best forthcoming meetings in Antwerp (November 2017). The International Fluid Academy meeting! This 3 day meeting promises to fill your eager brains with masses... Continue Reading →

Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Management..keep it simple! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Take a look at the start of a series of video tutorials from my clinical fellow, Dr Richard Pertwee. These are geared to the FRCA exam but frankly, are more than useful for most of us in Critical care. Emergency Tracheostomy... Continue Reading →

Magnesium; the cure for all arrhythmias? #FOAMed #FOAMcc

We look at it daily on routine ICU bloods, it is used to help various acute conditions, it is always checked in the setting of cardiac arrhythmia....it burns with a glowing flame! We seem to obsess with keeping it’s serum level... Continue Reading →

Best of ISICEM 17 Meeting (Brussels) #FOAMed #FOAMcc #ISICEM17

First things first...I was not there in person. I have spent a lot of time perusing your Twitter feeds and put this blog together to reflect what looked like a brilliant meeting. There may of course be areas I missed out... Continue Reading →

This Week’s Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (March 13-19)

Another really busy week with various meetings going on around the world. This is a selection offering you an insight into what has been going on out there recently, and do remember that many of the Twitter shots contain clickable... Continue Reading →

This Week’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (March 2017 – week 1)

There has been a lot of action on the POCUS front, as well as some of the usual fabulous and bountiful FOAM Tweets this week and last. We have had a lot of activity over the last couple of months... Continue Reading →

Push them to the (VO2)Max! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPEX/CPET) Does your centre have one? We are lucky enough to say we do, and we find the test a very useful discriminator as to whether patients can physiologically 'cope' with the operation ahead of them... Continue Reading →

The Week’s Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (20-25 Feb 2017)

A bad week on ICU! Pericardial tamponades, many of the sickest patients I have seen for quite some time, tight aortic valves and a lot of POCUS!!! So..a lot going on this week, but I have been trawling and hope... Continue Reading →

Think exercise will save you….perhaps not! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

An often sad tale... There are upsetting cases of athletes who just drop, the marathon runner who collapses. Why does this happen to these people, when they are pushing themselves to the absolute limit and enduring the ultimate in stress testing....... Continue Reading →

Never mind antibiotics, give them Vit D!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data   What's this all about? Acute respiratory tract infections are a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. They are one of the... Continue Reading →

The week’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (4 Jan-Feb 17)

Sorry about the > 1 week lapse folks. ITU has been busy! Another one for Sunday coffee and the best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc. Lots from many of our brilliant sites out there, including the usual quality stuff from the Bottom... Continue Reading →

PLR…everyone’s doing it! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Hugely topical at the moment! Lots being batted too and fro at recent conferences and being talked about at #ResusCon17. It's what you'd do, perhaps inadvertently, for the poor little lady who faints in the supermarket...you lift their legs up!... Continue Reading →

Best of #CCC46 on Twitter!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Here are just a few of the best Tweets IMHO from CCC46, in case you weren't sunning it up in Hawaii! Rest your mouse over all of the screenshots, as some may be linked to external articles. JW    

The week’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc finds (3 – Jan 17)

Loads to get through here...so if you're looking at this in theatre (ensuring your patient is safe as No. 1 priority, obviously), you are probably doing it during a long case. To the rest of you, grab a large coffee... Continue Reading →

If its there, scan it! The consensus#FOAMed #FOAMcc #FOAMus #POCUS

  This is the 'bread and butter' approach for us for many things on ITU and it is clear we are amongst the many both advocating its usage. To blow the grandiosity horn, we are becoming experts as well! This... Continue Reading →

Today’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc finds (2 – Jan 17)

More top picks for you all....more coming next week! Enjoy. JW Big papers 5 days...is that too long?? URANGA - Take a look at this as ever fabulous bit of work from the crew at TBL. Looking at duration of... Continue Reading →

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