First, a huge thanks to everyone who has been visiting the site, tweeting and spreading the #FOAMed love. FOAM is all about word of mouth, and having others spread the word drives me to put up more posts. Second, if you have comments or suggestions to improve the blog, questions for me, or myths you’d […]
The Gaco Cycle (No educational content)
Two weeks ago, some of the EM residents and I were in Las Vegas for the Essentials of EM conference. It was a great time, with many highlights, one of which was the first night of drinking with Damjan, AKA the Serbian teddy bear. Damjan’s (pronounced Dam-yin) mission was to get blind drunk ASAP after […]
Why should we insert CVCs?
WHY SHOULD WE INSERT CVCs? CVCs/CVLs are found in many, if not all critically ill ICU patients. Why? To monitor central venous pressure and fluid responsiveness? To measure markers of perfusion? To provide fluid resuscitation?Let’s discuss some common myths surrounding the uses of CVCs.A good place to start is a list of indications for insertion of central […]
Welcome to SOCMOB!
THE INTRO “You’re not going to use lidocaine with epi for that ring block, are you?” “Whoa, that potassium is 7, go get some Kayexalate.” “Calcium in a digoxin overdose, you’ll kill them!” Do any of the above sound familiar to you? I hope so! I’ll venture to guess that many of you have […]