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

Get the best out there of #FOAMed #POCUS FOAMcc #FOAMus #Echofirst #FOAMrad finds. Trawled, sifted and brought to you by us!

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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 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 →

Best #FOAMed / #FOAMcc / #POCUS – July (2)

Here are a few trawls of the world of FOAM. Plenty to look at to keep you going. Thanks to LITFL for their usual fab posts, The Bottom Line, EmDOCs and many other sites where a lot of this material came from. As ever, the POCUS world continues to grow, there's a lot of focus... 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 →

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 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 →

Think exercise will save you….perhaps not! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

An often sad tale... There are upsetting cases of athletes who just drop, the marathon runner who collapses. Why does this happen to these people, when they are pushing themselves to the absolute limit and enduring the ultimate in stress testing.... daily? ***WARNING, SOME MAY FIND THE VIDEO BELOW DISTRESSING!*** We have seen this on our... 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 →

Don’t blow a gasket! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Introduction This is a very common scenario on the ICU. Hypertension and what to do about it...if anything? There's a cohort of diversity in front of you: the post-operative patient who had their anti-hypertensives stopped prior to surgery, but now has a blood pressure of 165/95mmHg the elderly patient with a list of comorbidities and an incidental persistently... Continue Reading →

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 →

Pulmonary emboli. To thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse…?!!

It's the age old adage...do you or don't you, is the outcome better or worse?? Age, morbidity, mortality, recent surgery....does it save lives?? Are you better to admit them to ITU and watch with advanced monitoring and take the gamble... Thrombolysing someone with M.I used to be done at the drop of a hat. But... Continue Reading →

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