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 →

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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 →

Best #FOAMed Finds – December (1)

News! We were at iFAD and had a ball!! Check out some of what we got up to here Papers and Reviews Jonny's pick of Critical Care Reviews papers As always, thanks to Rob MacSweeny for finding all of this brilliant stuff for us! Gelophylaxis So we used to use it by the load...but nowadays,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 – 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 (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 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 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 →

iFAD 2017 – #IFAD2017 #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS possibly the best meeting in the world!

What was it about?! The aim of this sixth edition meeting is to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad... 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 →

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