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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 →

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Albumin..do we, don’t we?!

  What does it do?! Albumin has loads of physiological effects: Regulating colloid osmotic pressure Binding and transporting drugs and hormones in the blood Antioxidant properties Nitric oxide modulation Maintenance of microvascular integrity Buffering Particularly relevant in critically ill patients. We also know that low serum albumin levels, commonly found in the critically ill, may... Continue Reading →

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

News! ARDS best practice guidelines came out! The important thing is to check out the grades of evidence behind each recommendation. There is no real re-invention of the wheel, and most of the suggestions are things we are all doing already....hopefully?! Site of the month! We made website of the month with our library! A... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS #echofirst finds – May (2)

Another edition and loads to talk about, as ever. Let's crack on...lots to click on and catch up on at your leisure. I hope you enjoy it.   News! CCR 19 is coming!! Get booking here Is this for real?! At first, I thought this was an April fool...then realised its May! Exciting potential to... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – December (2)

A final happy Christmas to you all! This episode features loads of POCUS images, many of which you have kindly shared over Twitter. Thanks to all concerned and I have acknowledged you where I can. There is also a lot on flu, ARDS, OOHCA, less is more in sepsis and our usual run of infographics... Continue Reading →

It was ICS SOA 2017! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #ICSSOA2017 #POCUS

I wanted to present a graphical snapshot of this meeting for you all. What you see first of all are my graphics, produced as I followed the meeting on Twitter and interacted with a lot of you who were kind enough to share things with us all. Following mine, you will see Aoife's, then the... Continue Reading →

Want Safer IV Fluid Provision? Read this! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

There is a lot to say, but I've tried to be as concise as possible. Having just met with our medical director this afternoon to discuss this, it is a red hot topic. He certainly had absolutely no opposition towards anything I was discussing with him...an engaging session, from which we are going to ensure... Continue Reading →

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