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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Best #FOAMed Finds – October 2019

News! Welcome to a spooktacular Haloween edition! There has been a lot of action behind the scenes and I have assimilated as much as possible for you all! ESICM came and went, iFAD Valencia is over and there are a load of exciting forthcoming meetings. So onward!   Get booking SOA 2019...places disappearing fast!  ... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Focussed Intensive Care Ultrasound!

Who are the authors? Dr Pete MacNaughton Qualifications: BSc, MB.BS, MD, MRCP, FRCA, PGCert Ed. General information: Dr MacNaughton qualified from Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1982. He undertook his postgraduate training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in London, Bristol and Australia. This was followed by MCRP Training Fellowship between 1989-1991 at... Continue Reading →

To vape or not to vape…there’s no question!!

Written By Errin Lawrence - Clinical Fellow Peer reviewed by Dr Jonny Wilkinson What are E-cigarettes and how do they work? Smoking-proxy electronic inhaling systems or e-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine or non-nicotine delivery systems. They have three major component parts, a lithium battery, a vaporisation chamber and a cartridge or refillable well. The cartridge contains... Continue Reading →

Beta-blockers​ in sepsis…the biggest oxymoron since​ the hard collar!? #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Written by: Dr Hannah Gardner & Dr Helen Vesey (ICU Fellows) Peer reviewed by: Dr Jonny Wilkinsoin & Dr Dave Popple Intro and background to this... Every year, there are at least 250,000 cases of sepsis in the UK and 52,000 deaths. According to the ICNARC data from 2010-2013, there were 383,314 admissions to critical... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed finds – September 2019

  Back with all you need to know about in critical care....read on and keep updated. JW   And to start.........just bare this one in mind!   Echophiles returns! We have a brill list this week! Click the pic, look at the clips and save them/use them at your will! If you need explanations of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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