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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

We believe in the educational merits of Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM), which includes podcasts, blogs, articles on PubMed Central, conferences streamed for free and more. As a result, we would like to encourage others to move beyond quoting podcasts and into the realm of tying “cutting edge” FOAM to the core content. We’ll provide some review and references for listeners to go read. Why, indeed, should we FOAM it alone when FOAM can inspire us to go, read, think, and be excellent?

    Topical Anesthetics in Corneal Abrasions - A Consensus Guideline from ACEP

    Topical Anesthetics in Corneal Abrasions - A Consensus Guideline from ACEP

    In this episode, we review a consensus guideline from the American College of Emergency Physicians on the use of topical anesthetics in corneal abrasions. 
    Show notes and references: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust and Lauren WEstafer

    • 20 min
    Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Update from the AHA

    Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Update from the AHA

    This episode covers emergency medicine-related recommendations from the American Heart Association's (AHA) clinical guideline on atrial fibrillation: 2023 ACC/AHA/ACCP/HRS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation Circulation. 2023
    Show notes and references: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 18 min
    Tranfusion Thresholds in Myocardial Infarction

    Tranfusion Thresholds in Myocardial Infarction

    The AABB recently published updated recommendations for blood transfusion thresholds. This podcast reviews these recommendations and a recent study, the MINT trial, in which patients with anemia and a myocardial infarction were randomized to a restrictive strategy or liberal transfusion strategy.
    Show notes / references: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 16 min
    ACEP Clinical Policy: Sedation of the Agitated Patient

    ACEP Clinical Policy: Sedation of the Agitated Patient

    This epsiode reviews the new clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) on medication for acutely agitated patients needing parenteral sedation.
    Show notes / references: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 14 min
    REBOA: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta

    REBOA: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta

    In this episode, we review Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), notably dissecting the recent Jansen et al trial in JAMA.
    Shownotes / References:  FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer

    • 21 min
    Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder

    Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder

    Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is commonly encountered in the ED and visits related to alcohol are estimated to be ~4% of all ED visits in the US. Despite this, most EDs offer little support and harm reduction for patients with AUD. In this podcast, we review naltrexone, the first-line medication for patients with AUD, which is starting to be initiated in US EDs by emergency clinicians. 
    AAEM position paper
    References and show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Useful

Interesting, well presented and mostly relevant even in a difficult health care system - a difficult thing to achieve. Thank You

Doctor-woman ,

Thank you

Thank you editors for creating such a hepful podcasts series, I love it

Jakethemedic ,

Excellent podcast, excellent people

Having had the pleasure of singing karaoke with one half of FOAMcast at RCEM 2016, I have to say that they seem as intelligent and interesting as they seem on the podcast. A brilliant, very up to date podcast, with emphasis on spaced repetition!

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