post

Resus Room Feng Shui

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 10.27.59 pm

Just had to reblog this one.  My mate and fellow “madman” of rural FOAM has just posted his SMACC talk slides for you all to check out – he was a star of the SMACC stage and did a great job selling the rural scene as the place to do great Medicine .   So […]

post

Clinical Case 104: FAST Thinking

RUQ FAST view

This is a trauma case.  I want to use this case to illustrate something about the way we think about trauma when it comes to making calls using ultrasound – specifically the FAST exam.  FAST exams are ubiquitous in modern ED practice – but if executed and interpreted poorly – they are potentially a source […]

post

Optic nerve sheath diameter: window to the soul?

ONSD gr

Almost exactly 3 years ago I posted an article looking at the utility of ultrasonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter measurement to assess patients for raised intracranial pressure.  That post is here The idea is sound, the optic nerve sheath is an extension of the subarachnoid space – so if ICP goes up it should expand […]

post

O.A.S.I.S. : Optimal Airway Strategy In Situation

oasis-400x250

So you might have noticed a bit of banter in the community about airway management in the last few weeks!  What’s new? [ I usually try to stay out of the airway stuff - as there are many brighter and more expert "airway bloggers" out there. ] A lot of debate about cricoid pressure and […]

post

PRODUCT PROMOTION: The DOG(MA) Collar

c7 fract

As the editor of a FOAM blog I am frequently asked to promote commercial products or pharmaceutical agents by sales reps. Obviously this is contrary to the spirit of FOAM.  There is a general agreement amongst the community to ignore these promotions… However I have recently been sent a promotion for a revolutionary new product […]