FOAMcast - An Emergency Medicine Podcast

This episode reviews a shift from the "lethal triad" in trauma to the "diamond of death," exploring the role of calcium in hemostasis and critically ill patients. We review the literature that is available on hypocalcemia and trauma patients

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Lauren Westafer

Direct download: diamond_of_death_calcium_trauma_foamcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

This episode is a departure from the typical FOAMcast clinical content, we will be back with strictly clinical content soon.

In May 2022, I came across a fellow passenger and stranger in cardiac arrest in the airport. A small team of strangers, including an emergency medicine resident, Dr. Jason Tanner, and an emergency department technician, Angel, assembled to treat this passenger. Billy Frolick, a writer and our patient that day, shares his perspective on his case with us. 

In addition, we highlight important clinical pearls, notably the importance of continuous chest compressions and early defibrillation. For more on not doing pulse checks, see this podcast: .


Direct download: foamcast___billy_-_12423_3.02_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

This episode covers the 2022 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) clinical policy on acute heart failure syndromes with a special focus on high dose nitrates

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Lauren Westafer

Direct download: ACEP_HF_nitrates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EDT