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    • 4.7 • 251 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?

    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
    Monkeypox Quick Summary

    Monkeypox Quick Summary

    There is a global outbreak of human monkeypox virus cases. In this episode we provide a quick summary of monkeypox to date. Check out our two more in-depth episodes on the topic. 
    References/Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer

    • 9 min
    Monkeypox - Clinical Manifestations, Treatments, & Vaccination

    Monkeypox - Clinical Manifestations, Treatments, & Vaccination

    There is a global outbreak of human monkeypox virus cases. In this episode (the second of a 2 part series), we summarize clinical manifestations, complications, and vaccination. 
    References/Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer

    • 15 min
    Monkeypox - Virology, Epidemiology, and Transmission

    Monkeypox - Virology, Epidemiology, and Transmission

    There is a global outbreak of human monkeypox virus cases. In this episode (the first of a 2 part series), we summarize some brief virology, epidemiology, and review the transmission of this virus. 
    References/Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
251 Ratings

251 Ratings

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COVID Cast

The best up to date review of the pandemic from a practical clinical perspective. They are reviewing data almost daily with an honest appraisal and frequently cautioning you from drawing strong conclusions.

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Stick to medicine

Your show would be great if you two stayed in your lane.

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Giving a shout out to the PAs

I have been a long time listener to your podcast. I enjoy the update on new information coupled with core content. I was excited to hear the specific shout out to PAs today by Jeremy Faust. Thanks

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