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

  Blogs!   Thoracocentesis...how much can you safely remove? Josh Farkas tells us   Salim does snakes! Great blog on envenomation and treatment from Megan Spyres   ***JW's pick of CCR papers*** Thanks to Rob MacSweeny at criticalcarereviews for all of this again! Here are my top picks: Publications and articles LA toxicity...are we getting... Continue Reading →

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

It's been a while again, in amongst holidays, ITU shifts and reviewing portable ultrasound devices!! There's more to come on the latter too. Loads has been going on, but this is a snapshot of some of what I considered to be the best out there in the world of FOAMed! Enjoy.... Promoted meetings Just 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 of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – February 2018

Back, from investigating the infographics, perusing the POCUS and limboing the literature. There's a lot out there as ever in the Critical Care world. Please see my infographics sections for Crit care trials and other areas within anaesthesia, including statistics and valve pathologies. See them all in the slideshow below and the latest one on... Continue Reading →

Renal Replacement, busting the confusion! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #FOAMem #dialysis

This is an area of difficulty, confusion and controversy. Particularly as regards the logistics of RRT, it's set-up and running etc. We have discussed this area before, but more from the evidence base side regarding modalities etc. The evidence base is rather confusing, so we will try with these notes taken by Dr Dave Popple... Continue Reading →

Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS – Sept (2)

This is a quick scout of what's out there in the ever expanding world of FOAM! We will be broadcasting our podcast excerpt of this too...watch this space! Congratulations to Rob MacSweeny on Critical Care Reviews 300th newsletter! Accolade! We continue to expand too, hitting 17th in the biggest Crit Care blogs out there. We... Continue Reading →

‘EGDT kills you’!! Are we being to harsh?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Rivers started it all off and things seemed unbelievable...in fact, perhaps, to good to be true! EGDT was a phrase we were going to hear more and more on ITU and any meeting we sat in. But what's happened recently!! It has all been flipped on it's head. The problem came when 3 large RCT's... Continue Reading →

Best of ISICEM 17 Meeting (Brussels) #FOAMed #FOAMcc #ISICEM17

First things first...I was not there in person. I have spent a lot of time perusing your Twitter feeds and put this blog together to reflect what looked like a brilliant meeting. There may of course be areas I missed out on here, so apologies in advance! From some big speakers came a wealth of the latest... Continue Reading →

Never mind antibiotics, give them Vit D!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data   What's this all about? Acute respiratory tract infections are a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. They are one of the leading causes of sepsis in the UK. Of late, 'Flu' like illnesses and confirmed influenza... Continue Reading →

The week’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (4 Jan-Feb 17)

Sorry about the > 1 week lapse folks. ITU has been busy! Another one for Sunday coffee and the best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc. Lots from many of our brilliant sites out there, including the usual quality stuff from the Bottom Line crew and Emdocs too. Loads of you get a mention from Twitter posts as... Continue Reading →

Best of #CCC46 on Twitter!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Here are just a few of the best Tweets IMHO from CCC46, in case you weren't sunning it up in Hawaii! Rest your mouse over all of the screenshots, as some may be linked to external articles. JW    

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 →

We’ve gone .com!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

We've taken the plunge as it were. http://www.criticalcarenorthampton.wordpress.com ....is now... http://www.criticalcarenorthampton.com We hope you continue to enjoy the site! Best wishes. JW

Anaphylaxis – stop it in it’s tracks! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

So this is a subject close to all of our hearts. Its the one you dread in anaesthesia certainly. You are taking your patient into theatre from the induction room and they are persistently tachycardic, the blood pressure is being re-connected to give you perhaps a 4th reading since induction. Is this intravascular volume depletion... Continue Reading →

Massive Updates! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

We have been at it again...as it were! Huge menu updates and more... Quick Anatomy tutorials - courtesy of a fabulous medical illustrator on Youtube. Quick Physiology section  Medical conditions section ECG tutorial section More within the FICE echo section - including acquisition and pathology library Updated medical calculators Soon to be popped in... Upcoming section... Continue Reading →

ICU Tutorials Section – #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Take a look... We plan to populate these sections with much more stuff. The hope is they will act as a great resource for presentations and for exam prep! All courtesy of well sifted YouTube Vids..... General ICU Topic Section Quick Physiology Section Quick Anatomy Section JW

Pacemakers…time to finally get them!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

This has always taxed me!! Even as a medic in a cardiology firm, patients presenting to clinic were almost ones to avoid, as the only people who understood them were the guys with the laptops! Patients are coming in increasingly more frequently with these devices fitted. You have to deal with them either on ICU, or on... Continue Reading →

Go on, Go on…Take a Look!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Take a look at the new look Critical Care Northampton site. We're rather pleased with it and hope you will be too! Forthcoming: Larger ICU emergencies section Medical Emergencies and General Medical section courtesy of DrDeclan O'Kane . Please see and download Doknotes iOS or Android (links at the bottom). It's a mega resource to... Continue Reading →

Moretti – The Bottom Line #POCUS #FOAMed

Love this series....click the image to see their summation; more to follow. The Bottomline crew show us the value of IVC scanning to assess fluid responsiveness in our patients. Particular importance on ICU and this study chooses a subset with SAH (Fisher Grade 3/4). The Bottom Line conclude... In patients with a grade 3/4 SAH and... Continue Reading →

How-to ICU of procedures #FOAMed

We have added a section, which we will populate continuously, containing videos of all of the procedures you will ever need to know about for ICU practice. See the right-hand menu bar and click on the 'How-to Procedures' area. Lines to drains etc etc. Enjoy!

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