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 →

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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 →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (Sept 1)

There's been a small lapse...trips to Italy and all! So here we are back with some snappy #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds and the usual trawl of the Twittersphere!   In other news! Apparently we hit the dizzy heights of no. 17 amongst the top critical care sites online! Thanks to you all for clicking and... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed / #FOAMcc / #POCUS – August (1)

Here we go again! More trawling and mouse clicking for you all. Here are links and chats about all I see as the best of the bunch this week out there where access is free and open! To come... First ED post from Dan Weston Part 3 of the Fluid series with Manu Malbrain New... 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 →

Fluid Therapy Part 2 – Fluids Beyond Resuscitation! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Before we go any further with this post, please do join us for this amazing meeting: Programme Register here Submit your Abstract here   Abstract It is imperative to acknowledge that there are four main indications for fluid therapy. The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently provided a complete set... Continue Reading →

Fluid Therapy Part 1 – Why should I bother about the ebb and flow phase of shock? An illustrative case report. #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

We are privileged to be hosting the first of 4 articles all about the minefield that is, 'Fluid therapy in the critically ill'! They were all written by Manu Malbrain (a good friend of mine), who is an internationally renowned expert in this complex field. If you work your way through all 4 articles, you... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (Week 1 May)

This is another quick trawl of the best of FOAMed. I am delighted to announce that I have teamed up with Jonathan Downham (@ccpractitioner), to bring you the '2 Jonnys' podcast every fortnight. Check out his brilliant work here: We will discuss the best of FOAMed as an accompanying podcast to the blog.  So as they... 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 →

Magnesium; the cure for all arrhythmias? #FOAMed #FOAMcc

We look at it daily on routine ICU bloods, it is used to help various acute conditions, it is always checked in the setting of cardiac arrhythmia....it burns with a glowing flame! We seem to obsess with keeping it’s serum level at the higher end of normal....is the fuss justified? It is true that hypomagnesaemia predisposes... 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 →

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 →

PLR…everyone’s doing it! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Hugely topical at the moment! Lots being batted too and fro at recent conferences and being talked about at #ResusCon17. It's what you'd do, perhaps inadvertently, for the poor little lady who faints in the supermarket...you lift their legs up! Everyone thinks you're odd for doing it, then thinks you're some sort of magician when... Continue Reading →

The week’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc finds (3 – Jan 17)

Loads to get through here...so if you're looking at this in theatre (ensuring your patient is safe as No. 1 priority, obviously), you are probably doing it during a long case. To the rest of you, grab a large coffee and relax as you read. Lots of the screenshots may also have links, so do... 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 →

Top Papers Section now live #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Take a look at our Top Papers section to see some of the best evidence out there, as adjudged by us and also from deep perusal of Critical Care Reviews site. Thanks to them!! We will try to keep this as up to date as possible...missing papers you think should be included...let us know?!

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 →

ENVOL study – is there a marker for positive fluid balance? #FOAMed

    WHATS IT ABOUT? The maintenance of optimal blood volume without the development of a positive fluid balance is something we are all striving to achieve for our critically ill patients. Sick patients become 'leaky' and we continue to fill them with fluids, chasing a worsening situation as they seem hypovolaemic. They get: Large... Continue Reading →

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