POCUS – a tale from an ED physician!

  Introduction I am very proud to present this featured blog from a very good friend and colleague of mine, Dr Cian McDermott (more on his background below). We have travelled together and taught ultrasound together. I wanted to feature this highly topical discussion on point of care ultrasound within his setting....the ED. His passion... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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

Hello to you all and here we go with another session of Tweets, POCUS, papers and the rest, from the best..... News! We made LITFL again! Thanks Segun, for putting us into the fair dinkum section! We promised Part 3...here it is! Part 3 of our series on SoMe here! Debate...not an arguement! I got... Continue Reading →

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

Greetings! I hope this finds you all well. I've been busy as ever, ploughing through another load of the best hand picked gems from my SoMe trawls....so here are some #FOAM dazzlers for you! JW News! We blogged out about SoMe Adrian Wong, Manu Malbrain and myself teamed up with the guys at Biomed Central... 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 →

Adrian Wong does ANZICS 2018! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS #ANZICS

I must offer my thanks to Dr Adrian Wong (@avkwong) for this. He was speaking out at the ANZICS meeting and decided he would like Critical Care Northampton to feature his notes from the meeting, as well as his talks. Below are the lectures he attended and his thoughts. There are also screen shots of... 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 Finds – April (1)

There are a lot of fabulous echo images here this week! You are all posting some brilliant stuff to keep us all interested and excusing the pun, in the loop! Thank you... Also, lots of journal club stuff going on on the Twittersphere! Papers, blogs and a lot more....settle down and get your CME done... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – March (2)

Here is your best of the grabs from the world of FOAMed and all it offers. Sifted from amongst the best POCUS pips, paper snips, video clips and historical trips......as I can't think of any other anecdotal rhyming links; here we go! News... The REFRESH Trial is soon underway! Think the 30ml/kg is a tad... 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 →

BNP elevated – what now!??

Your patient is sitting in front of you about to undergo major surgery. You get a 'sniff', that they may have heart failure in their background history and you want reassurance that they are safe to undergo the procedure. Then, you see the BNP level in the blood profile, it's elevated....what now?!! What is BNP?... Continue Reading →

Studies To Remember 2017 By! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS #visualabstracts

I thought I would post this out just before the chimes of 2018 begin. Many thanks to David Lyness and our partner site (Propofology), for allowing us to feature these fabulous summaries. Many of these came direct from the crew at The Bottom Line, as they continue to tirelessly bring us many of these studies... 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 →

Updates in respiratory critical care 1/11/17 – #FOAMED #FOAMcc

These are the notes Dr David Popple (ITU Consultant), took during the Updates in Respiratory Critical Care Meeting at the RCOA back in November. I merely took them, expanded them and added links etc. Thanks to him for providing these. Update in renal replacement coming too. So...onward, what's new then? Identifying and managing ventilator asynchrony... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – December (1)

News... We got access to some amazing stuff! We are chuffed to announce that Dr 'Best Notes Ever' (Aoife Abbey), has joined us and we are lucky to be able to share her amazing infographic, hand-written notes on CCN. Look at her site here and our section on her stuff here: And while we're here,... 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 →

Best ED #FOAMed #FOAMcc #FOAMem #POCUS – December (1)

So here we are with some of the grabs from around and about in the world of EM. Another to follow soon.   Infograph of Note.. This one is in the repository, but a great reminder of how to spot that impending occlusion as it could be happening.   Twit Choice! Mutton Jeff! Here is... 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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