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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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Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS – March (1)

It never ceases to amaze me what is out on Twitter! A wealth of POCUS with some fabulous images, some really interesting infographs, trials, reviews and resources. I have done my usual trawl to try to snapshot what I see as the best of the lot this week. Sit down, caffeinate and digest.... Big News!!... Continue Reading →

P.E – to thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse? #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

We have chosen to feature this topic (as many blogs have), as there are many grey areas associated with treatment of PE. In the main, these are whether to thrombolyse or not and it takes skill on the risk:benefit front to do the right thing. There are many published guidelines and outcome trials to try... Continue Reading →

Delirium & Sedation – the diary of a Junior Doctor #FOAMed #FOAMcc

  First Impressions are Scary! My first rotation in intensive care! Behind me are the days of the agitated patient at 4am; restless and pulling out cannulas and catheters. No more bleeps to deal with the elderly gent who by day is the sweetest, kindest person you could ever have the pleasure of meeting; but... Continue Reading →

Management of AF on ITU #FOAMed #FOAMcc

  Background This is designed as a quick guide to the management of this common ITU condition. Click here for the original NICE guidance for AF New Onset AF (NOAF) Usually prequelled with some previous risk factors: Age Poor LV function LA dilatation Thyroid disease Alcohol consumption Hypertension Atrial fibrillation with fast ventricular rate Cardiac... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – July (3)

Loads of action this week. But here is a pick of some of the best of FOAM / POCUS. Click the pics to go to the linked articles. JW General Papers ARDS and its after effects...beyond the trial info!   Frailty...not just mortality!! I think this is very poignant. We quote mortality when putting patients... Continue Reading →

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

Here are a few trawls of the world of FOAM. Plenty to look at to keep you going. Thanks to LITFL for their usual fab posts, The Bottom Line, EmDOCs and many other sites where a lot of this material came from. As ever, the POCUS world continues to grow, there's a lot of focus... Continue Reading →

Fluid Therapy Part 1 – Why should I bother about the ebb and flow phase of shock? An illustrative case report. #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

We are privileged to be hosting the first of 4 articles all about the minefield that is, 'Fluid therapy in the critically ill'! They were all written by Manu Malbrain (a good friend of mine), who is an internationally renowned expert in this complex field. If you work your way through all 4 articles, you... Continue Reading →

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

Here are a batch of my usual trawls of the FOAM world. I didn't make DasSMACC (gutted), but many of you did and I am sure the themes within here reflect much of what you may have picked up there. I have also procured a lovely little book on POCUS ...you may have seen me... Continue Reading →

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