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Two-fer this week between the last two weeks' worth of conference!

Cardiology - Core Content & Guest Lecture

Again, thanks to Dr. Schneider for the cardiology FOAM

Part II: (of note: the show notes for both podcasts are on part 1’s page)

Perimortum C-Section

Shoulder Radiology

CPC - You don't have to be 'appy about it

Pediatric Ortho

Atrial Fibrillation

Delayed ICH in the anticoagulated patient




FOAM Supplement!

Hi team, we had two weeks of special conference time, namely the highly successful Larry Lewis (not memorial) Symposium on the Opiate Crisis, and mock oral boards. 


Oral Boards

Foundations: Pulmonary

Pelvic Ultrasound

EMS Grand Rounds

Toxicology: Alcohol Withdrawal

FOAM Supplement 8/14/2017

EM Foundations: EKGs

CPC - I can't breathe

Pediatric Case

Pediatric Sickle Cell

  • We see only the tip of the iceberg among sickle cell patients. It's important to remember that the factors that lead to some patients being "non-compliant", "fired from clinic" or labeled as drug seeking are the same factors that make this small portion of patients more likely to present to the emergency department. EM:RAP's Jess Mason recorded a great piece a few months about an adult man with sickle cell disease that really drives home the point that shouldn't have to be made: patients with sickle cell disease have a severe life-limiting disease that involves pain beyond what most people can imagine. 

Alcoholic Ambushes

Suicidality in EMS Providers

  • Mental health is finally getting some traction in our field. If you're feeling depressed or having thoughts of suicide please reach out before it's too late. Talk to a trusted colleague, PD, or Chair. If you're a friend to a physician colleague who seems to be struggling, say something. You don't have to be on shift to save a life. 


FOAM Supplement 8/7/2017

Pulmonary Foundations

Links courtesy of one of our new interns, John Schneider!

Thoracic Imaging


Chest Radiography


Return of the FOAM Supplement 8/1/2017

After a summer recess, we're making a return of the FOAM supplement!

Core Content: Pulmonary

  • Lots of great resources from Foundations on the ALIEM AIR Series.

Echo & EKG

  • Nothing can match Dr. Ablordeppey's delivery of the content, but here are some resources that are in the same vein


  • EM Crit has a new section dedicated to sepsis management, I highly recommend checking it out. 

Leadership in Trauma

  • I listened to this podcast my intern year and it has stuck with me ever since. This podcast is directed toward medical codes and floor codes, but many of the leadership principles are the same.


  • The ever popular ED ECMO site has tons of resources on all things ECMO

FOAM Supplement 2/7/2016

FOAM Supplement 1/10/2017

FOAM Supplement 1/3/2016

FOAM MegaSupplement

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@WUSTL_EM #FOAM #EMConf 10/12/2016

….And we’re back, after a brief hiatus the FOAM supplement is here once again!

Immune Complex:

Vent management

Case Presentations

EMS and the DEA

@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 41

@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 40


NonST Elevation ACS & ECMO

Source: 2014 AHA/ACC NSTE-ACS guidelines (emphasis mine)


MSK & Radiology of the Hip


@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 39

@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 38

@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 37



Trauma & Teamwork

Stroke Protocol


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1. Core Content: Cutaneous Disorders

 2. In the Hunt: Job Search in EM

 3. Tachy-Dysrhythmia Cases

Note: I’ve been told that a “small child with ADHD in City Museum could focus longer than you” - we hear a lot of the concepts from the first half of this lecture repeatedly. The second half is equally high yield - consider starting in the middle and looping back.

Just for our own Dr. Kolinsky:

4. MSK:Ankle/Leg/Foot

- Adam Rieves, PGY-1


@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 35

@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed supplement No. 34

Palliative Care

This brief talk by Ashley Shreves, entitled "Diagnosing Dying" showcased on the intensive care network is an excellent resource for an emergency physician.


testicular torsion

emdocs covers the Pearls & Pitfalls of Testicular torsion in this post.

If you prefer a more bulleted format, Core EM covers the diagnosis & management of testicular torsion as well.

Sonoguide covers the basics of bedside testicular ultrasound.


Peds Interesting Case:   Hair Grooming Syncope

Believe it or not, the FOAMed world has tackled this one.  See this peds em morsels post on hair grooming syncope.

For an approach to cardiac syncope, our own blog has this post on the can't miss EKG findings in a young patient with syncope.



Where to start?  The crew at Boring/CanadiEM made this great infographic on the Top 5 updates to the AHA guidelines.

Rebel EM discusses the how-to of double sequential defibrillation for refractory Vfib arrest.

EMS world covers the history of heads-up CPR.

This post on Dr. Smith's ECG blog (entitled "A perfect resuscitation saves a patient") sounds like it may have been plucked from DK's dreams (although it does not include TEE).


Age Adjusted d-dimer

EM Cases covers Age Adjusted d-dimer in the Journal Jam podcast.

Age adjusted d-dimer was covered by Brian Cohn in our own Washington University Emergency Medicine journal club & podcast.


Ultrasound:  Right Upper Quadrant

The ultrasound podcast covers gallbladder ultrasound.

Check out this interesting case from Ultrasound Case of the Week.



Maia Dorsett (@maiadorsett)