FOAMcast - Emergency Medicine Core Content

This week we review Right Axis Deviation from Dr. Amal Mattu's ECG Video of the Week - Why You Should Care When Things are Totally RAD as well as EMCrit Episode 98 on TCA Overdose treatment

Then, we delve into core content toxicology pearls regarding tricyclic antidepressants and sodium channel blockade using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide) in addition to Goldfrank's Toxicology

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 171; Rosen's (8e) Ch 151 Goldfrank Ch 73 

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_13_RAD_and_TCA_overdose.mp3
Category:toxicology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we review Dr. Salim Rezaie's REBEL Cast Episode 1 on Biphasic Anaphylaxis

Then, we delve into core content allergy/immunology pearls on Anaphylaxis and Angioedema using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide)

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 27; Rosen's (8e) Ch 119

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_12_anaphylaxis.mp3
Category:allergy -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

This week we review Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency's blog post on Ebola.

Then, we delve into core content infectious disease pearls on Airborne and Droplet isolation and infectious agents such as varicella using Tintinalli as our predominant reference.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 148, Ch 157; The CDC

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_11_Ebola.mp3
Category:infectious disease -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

This week we review Dr. Natalie May's brilliant post on the St. Emlyn's blog, "When Sick Means Sick: Emesemantics and Vomiting in Kids"  in which she dissects emesis descriptors such as bilious, projectile, and coffee-ground.

Then, we delve into core content on Neonatal Jaundice and Intussusception.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e) Chapters 111, 124 ; Rosen's (8e) Chapter 172

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_10_Peds_vomiting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

 

In this episode we review Dr. Scott Weingart's Practical Evidence Podcast #3 on Management of First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding and ACEP's 2012 Clinical Policy.  After a thrilling discussion of the discriminatory zone and ultrasound, we digress into core content covering bleeding in later pregnancy (placental abruption and previa), abdominal pain in pregnancy including septic abortion and chorioamnionitis, as well as eclampsia and pre-eclampsia.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e) Chapters 102-105 ; Rosen's (8e) Chapter 178

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_9_Pregnancy_072614.0802.mp3
Category:pregnancy -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

This tiny episode covers Hypernatremia - a supplement to our Episode 8 on acid-base and hyponatremia.

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e) Chapters 19,21 ; Rosen's (8e) Chapters 124, 125

Thanks y'all!

 

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMCASTini_2_hypernatremia.mp3
Category:electrolytes -- posted at: 8:29am EDT

We review the FOAM from SMACC GOLD, Dr. David Story's "Is Chloride A Poison?" for a great primer on the Stewart method to acid-base.  The Strong Ion Difference (SID) is essentially Sodium minus Chloride (Na - Cl). Normal = 38; a higher SID indicates metabolic alkalosis and a lower SID indicates a metabolic acidosis.  "Normal Saline" has a whopping amount of chloride, which decreases the SID and has been associated with acidosis, renal insufficiency in critically ill patients, and, perhaps, mortality.

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e) Chapters 19,21 ; Rosen's (8e) Chapters 124, 125

FOAM Resources: Acid-Base ala EMCrit I/II/III/IVHyponatremia - EMBasic, Hyponatremia-ERCastHyponatremia - EMCrit

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

 

 

 

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_8._Smacc-ICN_Chlorine._071714.1032.mp3
Category:acid-base -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

On this FOAMcastini (A tiny FOAMcast), we summarize our summaries of core content and free open access medical education (FOAM), covering:

Episode 1 - Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide Toxicity

Episode 2 - All things GU (Renal colic, urinary retention, infected stones)

Episode 3 - ENT (Bullous myringitis, ruptured tympanic membranes, auricular hematomas, and more).

This is our attempt at remembering these things ourselves and encouraging some spaced repetition. Thanks for listening and just remember, no need to FOAM it alone.

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: Foamcastini_1_ep._1_to_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

We review the FOAM from The RAGE podcast (The Resuscitationist's Awesome Guide to Everything), "Episode 4" ,on impact apnea, the right heart and more.  Then we discuss the core content related to right ventricular myocardial infarctions and heart failure.

As always, visit foamcast.org  for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Key Texts:  Tintinalli (7e) Chapters 53, 57; Rosen’s (8e) Chapters 78, 81

Thanks for listening!

 

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_7._RAGE_Heart_Failure.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

Episode 6 - Hepatic Emergencies

This episode is inspired by a tweet from Dr. Nick Genes who queried why there wasn't more focus on hepatic emergencies in FOAM  (Free Open Access Medical education).  

We review the FOAM from Maryland's Critical Care Project ,"Chyle- coming to a paracentesis near you," on chylous ascites.  Then, we discuss core content liver emergencies, focusing on Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis, Hepatic Encephalopathy, and a smattering of hepatotoxic drugs.

As always, visit foamcast.org  for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Key Texts: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Board Review(7e) Chapter83, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (8e) Chapter 90

Thanks for listening!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer