What would possess someone to become a emergency physician? You got to know a lot about everything, the pay isn't the greatest nor are the hours. Yet, it's still one of most sought after residencies...go figure!
There are tons of sites out there that cater to emergency physicians but to our knowledge, no one has tried to accomodate them all in one site. So we are going to give it a shot.
Automatic External Defibrillators - Truth & Fiction
Few innovations have had such immediate and sweeping popularity as Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). However, there is no centralized registry to collect data on the use and effectiveness of AEDs. What?
Avoiding Emergency Rooms
Experts report that more than half the problems patients bring to emergency rooms either do not or would not require hospital-based care if an alternative source were readily available.
Imaging Centers: Useful or Harmful?
Imaging centers have proliferated in the past decade. You would think that the potential to develop cancer years or decades after an imaging procedure would ensure that imaging centers are as safe as possible. Think again!
Imaging Studies - Our Children are Glowing
Children have ten times the risk for CT Scan caused cancer compared to adults. Ultrasounds and MRIs, whenever appropriate, should be substituted especially in the younger population.
Stroke - Can We Turn It Around?
Not only is stroke incidence increasing but there is usually no effective treatment. In the meantime controlling the risk factors of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight may help decrease your risk.
Stroke - Is the Treatment Worth the Risk?
It's sad to say that customary stroke treatment is similar to how heart attacks were treated before the 1970's. New technology is needed, not just clot busters. In the meantime know where the nearest stroke treatment center is.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Is There Hope?
Evidence suggests that the number of people resuscitated from Sudden Cardiac Arrest may double simply with the use of hypothermia. Yet, most EMS systems & hospitals still have not embraced it. Why?
Taming the SRU
Training in, and managing, the SRU is one of the crown jewels of our residency. It is where the sickest of the sick patients are found in our ED. It is a crucible, a test of knowledge and strength, and a true manifestation of the tripartite mission of our department: Leadership, Excellence, and Opportunity.
The Use of Thrombolysis as a Treatment for Acute Stroke
Yes. I hear it. A weathered and worn sigh at the sight of another article debating the pros and cons of the use of tPA in acute ischaemic stroke. Surely, you say to yourself, do we REALLY need another one? Hasn’t this issue been thrashed out and mauled until it is bleeding like an iatrogenic coagulopathy?
Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
ALiEM is your digital connection to the cooperative world of EM. We strive to reshape medical education and academia in their evolution beyond the traditional classroom.
Access Emergency Medicine
AccessEmergency Medicine is an innovative online service that allows users to quickly search for diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of illnesses and injuries plus technique-oriented videos for teaching, learning, and board review
This is a website about acute medicine. It describes the care of most acute medical emergencies. Acute medicine concerns the first 24-48h of a patients admission with an acute medical problem. The website is primarily designed for junior hospital doctors (and medical students) working in an acute medicine unit (AMU) - ie acute medicine, emergency medicine and medical take.
Christine Miserandino recently asked me some questions about Grand Rounds, and my thoughts on use of the emergency department, and the web, by the chronically ill.
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.
CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources.
Clot Connect is an information and outreach project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. Clot Connect provides patients and healthcare professionals connection to clinically relevant education resources on deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophilia and anticoagulation.
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. They are published online in The Cochrane Library.
To explain to a non-medical person what it's like is very difficult. In a resus- it is not a human being. It is not someone's dad. It is an airway, a chest, a blip on the ECG; a vein to put a drip up. A pupil that may or may not react to light. These are the patients that you leave behind when you go home - nonsensical and they don't haunt your dreams.
Multi-platform core content Emergency Medicine - The official blog and podcast of the NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency.
Diary of a Trauma Nurse
My name is Cory. I am a mom, a wife, and a nurse that lives in Nashville, TN. I have found my calling in ER/Trauma/ICU. Each day I find myself experiencing life changing events and hope that by reading my posts, you will experience and feel some of what I do.
Divers Alert Network
DAN's mission is to help divers in need of medical emergency assistance and to promote dive safety through research,education, products and diving services.
At EB Medicine, we prides ourselves on our unparalleled quality and convenience. EB Medicine covers medicine the way you actually practice it -- real patients, real challenges, and real solutions.
A free electrocardiography (ECG) tutorial and textbook to which anyone can contribute, designed for medical professionals such as cardiac care nurses and physicians.
ED Leadership Monthly
The broad experience of the hosts of ED Leadership Monthly, coupled with interviews with other industry experts, will provide you with solutions that have been successfully implemented in Emergency Departments throughout the country.
The ED fellowship exam resource.
edSource is the leading provider of emergency department news and emergency medicine news on the web. Our news links are updated daily based on resources found all over the web, including news organizations, publications, wire services, and independant sources.
Bringing you Canada's brightest minds in Emergency Medicine.
EM Journal Club
Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Journal Club (emjc) website. Each month we will post critically appraised topics (CATS) or articles in subject areas appropriate to emergency medicine. As we are new to the web, we appreciate any comments or suggestions that our readers may have (mail). In the meantime, will try to evolve as a website that offers topical reviews of clinically relevant questions as well as a host of other interesting stuff for Emergency Medicine enthusiasts.
Radiology in emergency medicine.
EMRAP.TV is the visual offering of EM:RAP. The new standard in monthly audio CME.
Dr. Amal Mattu is one of the premier speakers in Emergency Medicine, and has developed quite a loyal following because of the entertaining way he is able to present important clinical topics. Each month, EMedHome.com will present a 90-minute podcast hosted by Dr. Mattu
EMCrit is devoted to bring the best evidence-based care from the fields of critical care, resuscitation, and trauma and translate it for bedside use in the Emergency Department (ED). Every two weeks we post a full ~20-minute podcast. In between, the site gets filled with blogposts, links, and EMCrit Wees (minature podcasts). CME is available for EMCrit Podcasts.
We are a group of seven emergency physicians who want to provide a truly current resource for the rapidly developing field of emergency medicine. We subscribe to the free, open-access medical education initiative, and our goal is to inform the global EM community with timely and high yield content about what providers like YOU are seeing and doing everyday in your local ED.
EMedHome.com's mission is to provide a user-friendly clinical resource that is designed to be the premier educational website for Emergency Physicians.
EMedProfessional.com was developed as a comprehensive resources for emergency medical professionals, first responders, and anyone concerned with disaster prevention and preparedness
Emergencies in Medicine
You are invited to become part of the EIM network! The EIM network is a collaborative community of clinicians providing education, information, and knowledge, to those within the emergency medicine field.
Emergency Medical Abstracts
Emergency Medical Abstracts is a monthly audio publication that, since 1977, has been providing its 5000+ subscribers with searchable abstracts and authoritative audio commentary based on key articles selected from the 600+ journals surveyed monthly. In addition, the publication is available in internet, CD and printed versions and is accompanied by a four-page essay, a bonus 30-minute lecture and a CME component.
A monthly journal for emergency physicians and emergency department-based physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Our mission is to provide our approximately 33,000 readers with practical, hands-on clinical information that is directly relevant to emergency and urgent care practice.
Emergency Medicine Clinics
Each issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics updates you on the latest trends in patient management; keeps you up to date on the newest advances; and provides a sound basis for choosing treatment options. Each issue focuses on a single topic in emergency medicine and is presented under the direction of an experienced guest editor.
Emergency Physicians Monthly
Emergency Physicians Monthly began as a simple Atlantic states newsletter and soon became a national voice in emergency medicine, known for its independent tone and intimate understanding of the real men and women who make up the specialty.
My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 28 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, but I also worked in Psychiatry and did pediatric telephone triage.
EMRA Antibiotic Guide
The EMRA Antibiotic Guide is designed to be a quick reference guide to antibiotic use in the emergency department. The contents are organized alphabetically by organ system, followed by sections on “Special Topics” to make reference quick and easy for a particular disease process. As requested by popular demand of loyal users, each organ system and special topic section is color coded for quick reference.
Focus on emergency care of adult and pediatric patients with moderate and severe traumatic injuries. Each issue gives you a practical, problem-solving, comprehensive review of a common clinical entity, packed with updated techniques you can apply immediately.
We are the leading internet application destination for individuals, services and businesses who are members of the emergency and prehospital care community. Helping EMS professionals to improve individual and organizational performance is our primary mission.
Welcome to the crazy world of ER nursing. The stories that come out of the ER can make you laugh, make you cry, and make you pissed. Sometimes all at the same time. ER RN's are a special breed and I do believe we all lean a little bit toward the insane side of reality.
The most dynamic conference in emergency medicine, and featuring lectures by such internationally known luminaries as Greg Henry, Greg Moran, Richard Levitan, Richard Cantor, Father Greg Boyle...
Evidence Based Emergency Medicine
The EBEM working group is a group of largely academic Emergency Physicians who are committed to developing resources for and teaching of Evidence Based Medicine within our specialty.
The primary goal of the site is to provide timely news, information, and resources.
Glasgow Coma Scale
The GCS is scored between 3 and 15, 3 being the worst, and 15 the best. It is composed of three parameters : Best Eye Response, Best Verbal Response, Best Motor Response. Note that the phrase 'GCS of 11' is essentially meaningless, and it is important to break the figure down into its components, such as E3V3M5 = GCS 11. A Coma Score of 13 or higher correlates with a mild brain injury, 9 to 12 is a moderate injury and 8 or less a severe brain injury.
GruntDoc as, when I was getting my first email address I was a doctor for the USMC infantry, who are somewhat affectionately known as grunts. Although I'm no longer on active duty, it still fits, because now I'm an Emergency Medicine doc who just works shifts. I'm a grunt in the Doctor world.
Hippo EM offers the best educators, best technology, and best content and follows the ABEM EM Model to help you ace the ABEM Qualifying & ConCert exams.
ImpactEDnurse.com is dedicated to the staff of an emergency department in Canberra, Australia. It in no way reflects the opinions or policies of that hospital.
This channel is dedicated to teaching emergency medicine procedures and displaying unique and interesting medical conditions. This channel is only possible because my patients give permission for their stories to be told so that others might learn. I value this trust and will never take it for granted. And, even though I just recently began to monetize this channel, my vow to my patients and subscribers is that 100% of any money earned from these YouTube videos will be used to help the poor.
Life In The FastLane
LITFL is a medical blog and website dedicated to providing online emergency medicine and critical care insights and education for everyone, everywhere.
This is my journey (late in life) as a paramedic. I quit my job, sold my house and went back to school to get my degree and become a 'medic. These are my EMS stories as a volunteer and career Paramedic. It's been quite a ride!
MD Consult brings the leading medical resources together into one integrated online service to help you efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions and make better treatment decisions.
This is a site for medical professionals to help us do calculations and process algorithms and scores. To make patients better. Faster. You can access the full list through the navigation bars, or, preferably, through the search menu.
Medgadget is an independent journal of the latest medical gadgets, technologies and discoveries. Our website is written, edited and published by a group of MDs and biomed engineers.
This site is designed to provide physicians, nurses, corpsmen, medics paramedics, mothers, fathers, farmers, sailors and anyone who cares to study, expert guidance on safe and effective medical care in the extreme settings which are at hand.
Emergency Medicine Information Center from MedPage Today is the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading.
The accidental blog of a semi-accidental ER doc living in the Pacific Northwest.
NEJM Journal Watch
NEJM Journal Watch equips today's caregivers with the information and perspective needed to be clinically prepared and practice with confidence. NEJM Journal Watch is used by practicing clinicians - physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, students, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals - to stay informed and current in their fields.
Paediatric Emergency Medicine
I struggled to find PEM resources for my CT3 year, despite the variety of excellent resources out there. I hope this website will help point you in the right direction. I'm not a PEM expert, but am following the guidance CEM have issued (in the form of a syllabus) to put together this page.
Patient Safety Risk Solutions
Emergency medicine is high-risk. The environment is chaotic, fast-paced and overcrowded. These and other factors combine to make the emergency department different from other patient care areas. Emergency departments have special needs that require special expertise. Patient Safety and Risk Solutions (PSRS) provides services customized to these specific challenges.
Ped EM Morsels
The goal of these Pediatric EM Morsels is to continue to encourage us all to enhance and refine our understanding of pediatric emergency medicine and to augment the care of pediatric patients. The care of pediatric patients often brings up a myriad of diverse topics ranging from the common to the very unusual.
PedsCases was developed to fill this gap and consists of interactive cases, podcasts, videos and links to supplement undergraduate learning. PedsCases allows students to experience core virtual cases not seen in their clerkship experience. The goal is that PedsCases will deliberately generate content in a variety of formats including virtual patients, to ensure core pediatric knowledge is translated to undergraduate learners in a comprehensive manner.
To teach medical professionals about Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
First choice of emergency physicians for point-of-care reference. 40 board-certified emergency physicians originally created PEPID ED and now the number of contributors is in the hundreds!
I hope this blog will create a space to foster critical thinking, free exchange of ideas, and constructive criticism as we collectively stumble through the challenge of caring for critically ill patients with limited information in a rapidly evolving world. The blog is also a nice way to provide asynchronous eduction for trainees and nurses - if we don't have enough time for discussion on rounds, the blog may explain the rationale behind the way I do things.
PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to make it much easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life saving skills to do just that…save lives! Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and empower them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.
What does REBEL EM stand for?
Rezaie’s Evidence Based Evaluation of Literature in Emergency Medicine
R.E.B.E.L. EM will cover a myriad of topics, primarily focusing on evidence-based clinical topics, ECG cases, and high-yield exam review.
Receiving The Place for EM
Receiving. A forum created by the residents and faculty of the Detroit Receiving Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University. Working in the heart of Detroit, doctors and residents at Receiving devote their lives to treating the city''s neediest inhabitants.
Have you ever been at a footy or rugby match, or on a skifield and seen someone with a dislocated shoulder? Ever wondered whether it is worth trying to relocate the shoulder “in-the-field”, before xrays, analgesia or transfer to a hospital? Have you thought it might be better for the patient if they got their shoulder in sooner rather than later?
The best-selling pocket reference in emergency medicine! Condenses the essential clinical content from the premier text Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. Charts, tables, and outlines summarize key information for diagnosis and treatment of all conditions encountered in the Emergency Department.
St.Emlyns is a collection of people and projects aimed at improving Emergency Medicine through free and open access education.
Tales From The Emergency Room and Beyond
The world of medicine is like a bubble. A lot of people THINK they know what goes on there, but unless you're down in the trenches it's unlikely you do. So here is my semi-anonymous blog, here to tell you what really goes on in the life of a medical resident.
Tarascon is committed to providing health care providers the best available portable medical references. Our acclaimed series of pocket guides succinctly distills and organizes hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical information. Written by experts in their fields, readers repeatedly tell us they are "must-have" books.
The Center For Medical Education
Founded in 1977, the organization has been providing its subscribers and course participants with a variety of state-of-the-art continuing medical education resources.
The Central Line
Sharing the ideas, opinions and experiences of emergency physicians
The EMBER Project
The EMBER Project (Emergency Medicine Bundles & Education Research) Dedicated to lifelong learning and innovation in EM education.
The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine
The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is a knowledge translation (KT) project. The goal of the SGEM is to shorten the KT window from over ten years down to less than one year. It does this by turning traditional medical education on its head.
The Survival Doctor
There are great blogs for surviving long-term disasters or social upheavals, fantastic spots for lists of medical supplies to keep. There plenty of sites about medical and alternative care, explaining diseases and treatments. My website MyFamilyDoctorMag.com is one. But rare is the blog with information on what to do if you have a medical emergency and can’t get help. This site hopes to do this. It’s combination of science, improvisational medicine, and Grandma’s home remedies.
We are a group of physicians that have developed a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study.
We only use the highest quality, evidence-based studies (frequently, but not always Cochrane Reviews), and we accept no outside funding or advertisements.
Trauma Information Pages
The purpose of this award winning site is to provide information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field. Specifically, my interests here include both clinical and research aspects of trauma responses and their resolution.
The Internet's leading resources for Evidence-Based Medicine. Allowing users to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice
Ultrasound Guide for Emergency Physicians
This online website was a creation of members of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section on Emergency Ultrasound under the direction of Beatrice Hoffmann, MD, PhD, RDMS and the coauthors listed over a period of 3 years. Created to educate at the undergraduate level, the project became a sophisticated and comprehensive reference with state-of-the-art graphics that serves any level of medical training and continuing medical education.
UpToDate® is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care. By combining the latest clinical knowledge with cutting-edge technology, UpToDate changes the way clinicians practice medicine and has become an indispensable part of clinical workflows in institutions and practices worldwide.
WikEM, The Global Emergency Medicine Wiki, is a point of care reference available on the web or via our dedicated mobile applications. If you are a medical practitioner, join our contributor community and help edit our content.