Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – May (1)

Another fortnightly trawl of the best of the best in infographs, POCUS images, blogs, research and much more. Again, showcasing some of the fabulous stuff the world of #FOAM has to offer. There is loads here, so scroll and click on what interests you and don't be bamboozled by stuff that doesn't! Best wishes as... Continue Reading →

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iFAD 2017 – #IFAD2017 #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS possibly the best meeting in the world!

What was it about?! The aim of this sixth edition meeting is to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad... 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 →

Fluid Therapy Part 2 – Fluids Beyond Resuscitation! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Before we go any further with this post, please do join us for this amazing meeting: Programme Register here Submit your Abstract here   Abstract It is imperative to acknowledge that there are four main indications for fluid therapy. The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently provided a complete set... Continue Reading →

‘EGDT kills you’!! Are we being to harsh?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Rivers started it all off and things seemed unbelievable...in fact, perhaps, to good to be true! EGDT was a phrase we were going to hear more and more on ITU and any meeting we sat in. But what's happened recently!! It has all been flipped on it's head. The problem came when 3 large RCT's... 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 →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS – June (2)

Here is the podcast discussion this post. Click the pic and listen along as you read! A sift of FOAMed FOAMcc and POCUS gems. Enjoy! Papers and Stuff! A great article worth looking through, outlining the utilisation of ultrasound in critical care. 10 points why it is a highly useful diagnostic aid to the critical... Continue Reading →

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 with Jonathan Downham can now be heard by clicking the pic below. This is episode 2 of... 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, and I mean loads! So take your time and scroll down. Occasionally there are clickable... 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 links! Lots of POCUS, as well as lots of new papers and reviews from Critical... 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 and  a massive thanks to you all for supporting us. We are up to around... 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 this gives you an idea of what's been going on? Make sure the kids are... Continue Reading →

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 and relax as you read. Lots of the screenshots may also have links, so do... Continue Reading →

Summary of the 2017 Sepsis Guidelines! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #Sepsis

There is a lot to look at here, but these are the main points to take home and to follow. A fair amount of expert work went into these recommendations from some of the biggest names in the field.The original document can be found below. 2017-surviving-sepsis-recommendations A. INITIAL RESUSCITATION 1. Sepsis and septic shock are... Continue Reading →

Today’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc finds (1 – Jan 17)

We are going to try to produce regular sections on the best of FOAMed. Here's the first! Sit down with a coffee and enjoy....more to come! Great Papers Fits or frozen?! The Bottom Line Crew (Adrian Wong), debate the HYBERNATUS Study looking at whether we should cool status patients to improve outcome. Thanks again team see... Continue Reading →

Top Papers Section now live #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Take a look at our Top Papers section to see some of the best evidence out there, as adjudged by us and also from deep perusal of Critical Care Reviews site. Thanks to them!! We will try to keep this as up to date as possible...missing papers you think should be included...let us know?!

Life could be so sweet!!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Glycaemic control in Critical Care In the ICU world we obsess and quite rightly, on physiology and correcting what is deranged. There is a vast abundance and ever accumulating bank of research out there focussing on the gold standard...morbidity and mortality and how we can reduce it. As a result we have looked at, to... Continue Reading →

Fluid responsiveness…will your echo help?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

The Conundrum... Your patient is dry....or so the night docs tell you, having had it drummed into them for the past few hours into the morning by the nursing staff. How are you going to sort this, is there a bigger issue with the patient, do they need the magic pressers, just IV fluid.....or, do... Continue Reading →

Lactate…is the crystal ball we all need?

So we all hang on this as a prognosticator, as well as a gauge of the state of our patients both on the unit and prior to coming up to us. But should we be focussing on Lactate as much as we think we should? Is it the 'magic bullet' to adequate resuscitation? A bit... Continue Reading →

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