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 →

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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 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 →

IV Fluid Guidance – don’t drown in confusion!

IV fluid policy Written by: Dr Jonny Wilkinson– Consultant in ITU and Anaesthesia and NICE IV Fluid Lead Dr Lisa Yates – Clinical Fellow in ITU Additions from Dr Ashley Miller (@icmteaching).   Legal pre-amble! I would like to point out to everyone before we go any further on here, that the IV fluid guideline discussed... 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 →

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 →

Best #FOAMed finds – February 2019

Loads of POCUS, resources, papers and more..... Want to get POCUS trained???   News!   We met with GE to discuss some exciting stuff. Watch this space...plans for educational resources, social media smashing and more from a very supportive company. Battle of the POKUS! The final portable gets a fair test...see it here! Who will... Continue Reading →

Top FOAMed Finds – January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Heaps of POCUS this edition, as a result, the load-up time may be a little slower on your mobile device....give it a moment! Also, lots going on with trials / papers and releases. So, get your coffee brewing, buckle up and catch up in the world of FOAM in critical care! News!... Continue Reading →

Quick Draw Anatomy for Anaesthetists

A novel concept! Joanna Oram Fox is a senior registrar in anaesthesia in Cardiff. And she sent us a rather nice book in the post! We all remember sitting on the train to London, pulling into Euston station becoming more and more tachycardic as the platform approached! The FRCA examinations were either that day, or... Continue Reading →

Albumin..do we, don’t we?!

  What does it do?! Albumin has loads of physiological effects: Regulating colloid osmotic pressure Binding and transporting drugs and hormones in the blood Antioxidant properties Nitric oxide modulation Maintenance of microvascular integrity Buffering Particularly relevant in critically ill patients. We also know that low serum albumin levels, commonly found in the critically ill, may... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – October (3)

Heaps again!! There's ESICM, amazing meetings, loads of cracking publications, the usual POCUS parties, Humour, downloads and infographics to keep you right up to date in the world of Critical Care! News! GPICS-2 is out Please have a look and comment on this vital document regarding provision of ITU in the UK. A Shock!! We... Continue Reading →

Ultrasound Device No. 4 – The iViz from Fujifilm Sonosite

Pre-amble! So here is Part 4 of the as promised portable ultrasound reviews. The aim, to un-muddy the water a bit for you all over choice and functionality. There are so many put there at the moment, we wanted to test them on the shop floor…are they the true ITU workhorses you need to keep... Continue Reading →

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 →

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

News! Loads here...lots of your POCUS and many papers / blogs and more to check out.... Some images from the Butterfly! So here is an open and honest thread on the device with hands-on experience.   We ran a JC! Click here to see all. And the Twitter moment... Success! A great reminder to us all... Continue Reading →

Ultrasound device No. 3 – Clarius

  Pre-amble! So here is Part 3 of the as promised portable ultrasound reviews. The aim, to un-muddy the water a bit for you all over choice and functionality. There are so many put there at the moment, we wanted to test them on the shop floor…are they the true ITU workhorses you need to... Continue Reading →

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

News! ARDS best practice guidelines came out! The important thing is to check out the grades of evidence behind each recommendation. There is no real re-invention of the wheel, and most of the suggestions are things we are all doing already....hopefully?! Site of the month! We made website of the month with our library! A... 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 →

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