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 of the latest evidence, key pearls and key discussion points from a wealth of high-end... 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 →

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 Abx therapy in pneumonia. See here. FICE & Echo RAP measurement made easy! Here is... 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 →

Thoracic Ultrasound – A’s, B’s and whatever’s!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

See our section on the chest within the How 2 Echo section. Get confused with this modality...well it is extremely powerful in experienced hands and quick to do at the bedside. Get to grips with comets, A lines, B lines, sliders, lung points and effusions. See here for thoracic ultrasound Particularly useful to detect pneumothorax... 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 →

How 2 Echo Guides #POCUS #FOAMed

See our new sections taking you to great animations of each standard echo view. Click the main menu and navigate to our FICE Echo section. Links to the videos can be found under the How 2 section. I will keep this updated with all of the latest stuff and more advanced scans as well. Enjoy!... Continue Reading →

ICU Quick Echo Values Crib-Sheet! #FOAMed #POCUS

Click on the image below to take you to the file. Thanks to my colleague David Popple for putting this together. It serves as a great reminder guide for use at the bed space. Use at your leisure. Happy Echo'ing!

New Echo Presentation – NCC 1 Tokotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Click into our FICE and Echo section and you can download our presentation on this unusual presentation of chest pain. We are going to be regularly updating this section with many interesting nuggets. PLEASE REMEMBER TO OPEN YOUR LINK IN POWERPOINT OR THE VIDEOS WON"T WORK! If you are opening them on an iPhone, click... Continue Reading →

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