#FOAMed Follow Up: #EMConf 10/28/15

In Conference, FOAM by Zac Baker

Dr. Ferenchick’s talk on postpartum complications:

  • Our first repeat offender is emDocs and their post “Hellp!!! Pregnancy Complications in the Postpartum Period”. They cover preeclampsia/ecclampsia (and note that it can occur 4-6 weeks postpartum, just as Dr. Ferenchick stated), HELLP, peripartum cardiomyopathy, thromboembolic disease, as well as infections. This is more of an overview than a deep dive. If you’re looking for an extensive review, check out the EBMedicine article.

Dr. Van Laere’s breakdown of problems with K, Ca, and Na:

  • Here’s EMcrit on hyperkalemia and hyponatremia. The hyperkalemia episode initially recommended kayexalate, but Weingart has since redacted this. Nothing revolutionary here, but it’s always fun to listen to someone bash kayexalate. In regards to the hyponatremia with neurologic symptoms, Weingart recommends for 100 ccs of 3% over 10-60 minutes with a repeat X 1 if necessary.
  • In the comments section of Weingart’s hyponatremia post, Chris Nickson from Life in the Fast Lane describes his approach and a posted a link to a pediatric seizure case that he had. Good stuff there.
  • EMlyceum has a nice write-up of hyperkalemia management as well.
  • The EKG library at Life in the Fast Lane has everything, including hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, hypercalcemia, and hypocalcemia.

Dr. Lagina on dysbarism:

  • The Intensive Care Network has a short podcast with slides on some of the topics Dr. Lagina covered, including hyperbaric oxygen for arterial gas embolism, carbon monoxide, and nec fasc.

Dr. Baker chatting up integrating FOAM:

  • LITFL has an extensive run through of what FOAM is, what role it plays, and why they love it so much. This includes numerous videos, search database links, different hashtags to look for on twitter, and a push for asynchronous learning and flipping the classroom.
  • Dr. Salim Rezaie out of UT San Antonio has a great site over at RebelEM. He had a recent post on foam utilization, and he advocated for getting a news aggregator (like Feedly), a podcast catcher, QxMD, pubmed alerts, and of course, a twitter account.

Dr. Cibrario on types of SVT, differentiating V Tach from SVT with aberrancy, and how to treat A Fib with WPW.

That’s all for this week.

FOAM it up, my friends.

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Introducing: Grand Rounds #FOAMed Follow Up

In FOAM, Grand Rounds by Zac Baker

This is a new addition to the blog where we look at the topics discussed during Grand Rounds the previous week and have a further look into FOAM resources regarding said topics. The impetus behind this is to provide asynchronus learning tools and to initiate a basis for spaced repetition. Please let us know what you think.

This week’s topics:

  • Dr. Najman’s and Dr. Rhayem’s talks on uterine and ovarian disorders, respectively:
    • EMbasic’s non-pregnant vaginal bleeder post and podcast runs down a lot of what was covered
  • Dr. Sullivan’s US Rounds were rapid fire, but some of the scans covered were

FOAM it up, my friends

Comments welcomed.

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