Lactate

There are many reasons for a raised lactate. Identify the cause and then you will know if you need to do anything about it. Hint - it's usually not IV fluids. Lactate-CCNDownload

Hypernatraemia

Hypernatraemia is an independent predictor of mortality. DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfm831. It is completely avoidable. This downloadable 1 page guide outlines causes, diagnosis and treatment. Hypernatraemia-guidelineDownload

The Vaccine – should you…shouldn’t you??

Preamble I want to start this post off by declaring I am a doctor, an intensive Care doctor at that, so I have witnessed first hand what this virus can do! I also want to state that I am NOT anti-vaccine, nor am I a conspiracy theorist! I wanted to post this in order to... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – August 2020 (2)

Let's go....the best picks of the hard work everyone is doing! Navigate: NewsBest papersBest blogsBest InfographicsWebsitesBest POCUSBest VideosBest TweetorialsImage of the weekTop resources News! We opened our ICU education portal! We will be expanding this on a weekly basis with loads of new topics. Best Papers Remdesvir JAMA report this positive COVID trial. Best from... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed finds August 2020

It's hot, COVID is beginning to tickle the belly of the NHS again.....but what else is going on in Critical Care?? Best PapersBest BlogsBest TweetorialsBest SitesBest Infographics and POCUSBest Videos Best Papers! Matt's Top Picks! Matt Bigwood takes us through his top picks of Critical Care Reviews papers. Cheers buddy.... Other papers! Just get on... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds July 2020

We hope you are all well? Check out our picks of the best out there in the world of FOAM! Top BlogsTop PapersBest InfographicsPodcastsTweetorialsPOCUS Top Blogs! See the latest from TBL!! My favourites below! The trial we all talked about! Clinical Question In hospitalised patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection does dexamethasone in additional to usual care,... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – Out of Lockdown!

Top picks, best flicks, papers and capers in all that is Critical Care. Come and see what we picked out for you this month...almost out of lockdown?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

COVID-19 – Your one-stop resource!

Dr Matt Bigwood - Peer reviewer, moderator and research editor Welcome!! I hope this page will form a single resource, as up to date as possible, on everything to do with the topic that has hit us all so hard...Coronavirus! There is a lot out there and you can spend hours getting lost on the... Continue Reading →

Best FOAMed finds – February 2020

We are back! We hadn't disappeared, it's just there has been a lot happening of late! Here we go with the latest in critical care spots... News SOA went Big in 2019! The ICU SOA meeting went ahead back in December 2019. It was a fabulous meeting in Birmingham and the team did an amazing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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