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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?

    The "Diamond of Death" in Trauma - Hypocalcemia

    The "Diamond of Death" in Trauma - Hypocalcemia

    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
    References/show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 16 min
    A Cardiac Arrest Story: Patient Interview

    A Cardiac Arrest Story: Patient Interview

    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: https://foamcast.org/2022/09/04/pulse-checks-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation/ .
     

    • 29 min
    ACEP Heart Failure Clinical Policy & High Dose Nitrates

    ACEP Heart Failure Clinical Policy & High Dose Nitrates

    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
    References and Show Notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 25 min
    Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation & Double Sequential Defibrillation

    Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation & Double Sequential Defibrillation

    In this episode, we review the largest trial of double sequential external defibrillation (DSED) and vector change (VC) defibrillation for refractory ventricular fibrillation (VFib): Cheskes S, Verbeek PR, Drennan IR, et al. Defibrillation Strategies for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2022;387(21):1947-1956.
    Show notes, references, & infographics: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer

    • 27 min
    STEMI Equivalent Update - 2022 ACC Consensus Statement

    STEMI Equivalent Update - 2022 ACC Consensus Statement

    The American College of Cardiology released a new consensus statement endorsing several signs on the electrocardiogram (ECG) as "STEMI Equivalents." In this podcast, we review these signs.
    Show notes / graphics / references: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 14 min
    Pulse Checks During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    Pulse Checks During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    Since 2010, the American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have de-emphasized pulse checks - such that they recommend against routine pulse checks. Despite this recommendation, may individuals and institutions continue to perform pulse checks. This episode reviews the recommendations and the literature.
    References/show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Lauren Westafer

    • 14 min

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