Brief Description: Blog edited by Dr. Michelle Lin and her team focusing on academic issues in EM from how to teach at the bedside, teaching skills, how to keep up with the literature.
User Comment: For using PV cards download them as PDF's then use any PDF reader on your smartphone or tablet. You can also get them directly via Evernote. The topics will be searchable and easy to use at the bedside/with learners.
Brief Description: All NYC Emergency Medicine Conference, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of emergency medicine residents. Founded by a group of Emergency Medicine educators, ALL NYC EM sponsors biannual, free educational conferences for Emergency Medicine residents throughout New York City and the surrounding region.
User Comment: Some fantastic FOAMed from some outstanding EM educators such as Drs. David Newman, Ashley Shreves, Haney Mallemat and more. Hopefully, they continue to make some of these lectures available to us all.
Brief Description: This is a site dedicated to showing emergency medicine practitioners how to care for acute wounds. The content ranges from basic techniques (eg. simple interrupted) to advanced (eg. running subcuticular sutures)
User Comment: Filled with pics and videos for teaching. What I liked the most steri strips suturing through for fragile skin, tegaderm shield over the eye when gluing, and the figure of 8 for nailbed repair. Additionally there are useful burn apps.
Brief Description: Put together by a group of EM physicians the focus is on providing timely and high-yield EM content. They have sections on new developments, oddities, myths and M & M cases.
User Comment: The content is well laid out with nice reviews on some important topics. The one caveat is that there is nothing "novel" about this blog which may cause it to get lost in the shuffle. Still worth taking a look at.
Brief Description: Based in the US. PAID website HIGHLY recommended for EM residents. Get free access to EMRAP, EM Abstracts, a number of review journals, membership in ACEP, Annals of EM, discounts on textbooks, lots of free study aids sent by mail.
Brief Description: Website by the same person who made MedCalc. Shows the NNT and NNH for many of the common interventions used in the ED ranging from the NNT for Lytics in STEMI to antivirals in Bell's Palsy.
Brief Description: This is a blog from Dr. Sean Fox and the goal of the blog is to encourage us to all enhance and refine the care of pediatric patients. Topics range from the most basic pediatric presentations to critically ill conditions.
User Comment: As a clinician who rarely sees pediatric patients anymore this website is great for review of core topics or even on-shift tips.
Brief Description: This is a very well done Radiology review website. It is organized by systems and each section has radiological images, figures and accompanying written material. The intended audience are radiologists and radiology residents so there is some detailed content.
User Comment: Have a look at this website called Radiology Assistant. It has some interesting teaching modules, including some paediatric ones! It is pretty high tech and I think meant for more rigorous teaching of radiology, but it looks pretty cool and good for adult CT and X-ray review. For those who are more high tech, there is an iPad and iPhone app for this.
Brief Description: From Dr. Cunningham (and his great shoulder reduction technique) it’s a nice review of the most common reduction techniques used in the ED. Unfortunately, the accompanying website seems to no longer be active.
Brief Description: This blog has a couple of goals. One is to address the many medical myths/pseudoaxioms that are out there and the second is addressing interesting topics in emergency medicine and critical care.
User Comment: The author of the blog is an EP from Calgary Dr. Chris Bond. There is some good general EM content, Calgary EM Journal Club and interestingly this was the same person who wrote that hilarious Diagnosis Wenkebach parody to some Justin Timberlake music.
All available on iTunes App Store unless Specified
Brief Description: App featuring the PV Cards from the excellent blog Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.
User Comment:A very user friendly app with PV cards organized by topics alphabetically making it easy to find the info you are looking for. Also downloads the content so that you can access it off-line which is great. Already a big fan of the PV cards but this makes it easier than trying to organize it myself in iBooks.
Brief Description:This app is from the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada
User Comment: This is a really great idea, take what have become pretty complex guidelines and try to filter them into an app that allows you to make your way through the algorithms in a simple manner. The app itself is simple but does what it tries to accomplish. My only concern is the relatively aggressive use of antivirals despite the minimal benefit to most patients (which is really a guideline issue).
Brief Description: It has every formula you ever need. You can even sort them by specialty to zoom in on key ones relevant to the pathology you seek
User Comment: Best free medical formula app out there to date.
Cost:Free for CMA members
Brief Description:All of the content from CMAJ available as an app for your iPhone and iPad. Can read on your mobile device, download PDFs or keep a collection of your bookmarks.
User Comment: Although it is a journal aimed at a general audience, there is occasionally EM relevant content. Also, it’s great to see this journal have an app option that is free for most Canadian physicians.
Brief Description:Pharmacopeia, drug interactions, medical formula calculator, pill identification
User Comment: does not always contain Canadian brand names
Brief Description: handheld acuity at 4 or 8 feet for iPhone/iPad
User Comment: quick and easy way to test acuity without having to take patient to eye room or carry pocket card. Limited features unless you buy the “pro” version. iPad version does allow for line randomization.
Brief Description: contains multiple images and clinical captions of ocular diagnoses, eye charts and links to wiki-based resources
Brief Description: Image repository for medical professionals to browse, search for and get some suggestions on medical images.
User Comment: Some amazing pictures in all the gory details of the crazy things we see in the medical world. A little unclear if there is much of an educational component to this app.
Brief Description: File reader that allows you to organize, edit, highlight your PDF files as well as view many other file types.
User Comment: Great for reading articles when not using an App like papers, also good place to store notes that you might use on the job (eg. PV cards from Academic Life in EM).
Brief Description: An amazing app that is surprisingly useful in the multicultural world of EM practice. It allows you to translate from English to nearly every other language and back the other way. It can do text-to-text, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and speech-to-speech.
User Comment: Have found it useful for medical terms that family members cannot translate, patient who speaks good but not great English and there are one or two terms you are trying to clarify for them.
Brief Description: From the UK resuscitation council, contains all the ACLS algorithms in a step by step fashion for Adult and Pediatrics.
User Comment: very basic algorithms but should be helpful for the beginner learner or moments of utter panic.
Brief Description: Simple medical calculator with formulas in different specialties including ER, ICU, Nephrology, etc.
User Comment: If you click on “info” button on top right of each formula the reference is provided for the formulas.
Brief Description: This app has the following features:
Reference for a myriad of topics in medicine, similar to articles on popular eMedicine website
Drug database and interaction guide
EM news articles and updates on recently published trials relevant to EM 3) CME articles.
Brief Description: designed by a neurosurgeon it provides scoring systems for neurology/neurosurgery, anatomy review of the brain, cranial nerves, dermatomes and vascular structures related to the brain.
User Comment: Images are a bit small in their original format, although you can pinch to zoom.
Cost: Free with companion App for iTunes
Brief Description: essentially an ITunes for all the articles in your collection.
User Comment: Allows you to organize all the papers you have, make notes on them, and easily email them to colleagues/learners. An indispensible app for the academic teachers out there. Syncs with your Mac to easily have all your articles with you on the go.
Brief Description: Rapid result for a/w interventions, cardiac/sedation/pain medications, pediatric sizing of equipment (eg. Chest tubes) in a concise and simple manner.
User Comment: A great safety net to have in your back pocket specially for those who rarely see the “sick” infant/child.
Brief Description: Medical calculator, dosing calculator, pharmacopeia, interactions, DDx generator
One Minute Ultrasound
I like it better than Epocrates since it is Canadian and thus Canadian trade names are included. It has a drug interactions tool. It also has short topic reviews and DDx.
It is an excellent all round database, including Canadian drug names and SI units. Use it most of the time instead of Up To Date (use this only when I want more in-depth reference on a topic). Downside is $200 cost.
Brief Description:One minute videos showing different U/S demonstrations relevant to the ED. Done by the Ultrasound Podcast crew it's a nice resource for that quick bedside/teaching reference.
Brief Description: "Read" is an incredible app available on iOS which allows you to keep up with the latest literature by allowing you to receive papers relevant to your specialty, keep up with your favourite journals and allow for one tap downloads of articles (via open access or your institution’s online subscription).
User Comment: An outstanding new app that makes it simple and easy to keep up with the latest articles. Great interface and good customer support.
Cost: Free for any TOH staff/residents with a valid TOH email address. Check your TOH email for detailed instructions on how to access the service.
Brief Description:This is a great mobile version of the excellent content from UpToDate, which has become ubiquitous in the practice of medicine.
User Comment: Easy to use and great content. The one draw back is you have to have an Internet connection to use it as none of the content is downloaded to your device.
Brief Description: Free alternative to PePID consists of resident's notes on variety of EM topics. Focused on actionable items for common ED presentations.
User Comment: Replaces little black book I made in med school and residency.
Brief Description: Anatomy of the brain with 3D images, labels and info on the function of each one of the structures.
User Comment: Images looks great, specially on iPad. Can look something up for yourself or show a patient when relating it to area of stroke.
Brief Description: Most of the same speakers as EM RAP. Excellent quality lectures on core EM topics, without the synthesized music & Mel Herbert’s irritating jokes. Less US medicolegal. High quality, but also much for serious/conservative in format.
Cost: $99 per year
Brief Description: Amal Mattu’s monthly podcast
User Comment: High quality topic reviews, usually 3 or 4 per month with guest speakers.
Brief Description: (from the site) In this podcast, we discuss all things related to the crashing, critically ill patient in the Emergency Department. Find the show notes at blog.emcit.org
User Comment: Excellent, short podcasts on a number of ED/Critical Topics. Also contains the “famous” awake intubation podcast
Brief Description: A podcast from two emergency medicine residents (Dr. Jeremy Faust @jeremyfaust and Lauren Westafer @LWestafer) that aims to bring FOAM content together with core text content from Rosen’s and Tintinalli (“Rosenalli”).
User Comment: Provides quick episodes which would seem to be great for residents and any physician looking to start using FOAM resources. They finish each episode with Rosh Review questions which help the listener start preparing for licensing or re-certification exams.
Brief Description: 10 minute review of literature dedicated to medical education. Relevant and Succinct.
Brief Description: From the site - The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is a knowledge translation (KT) project. Its goal is to shorten the KT window from about ten years down to one year. To do this it will turn traditional medical education on its head.
Comments:This is a multi-platform project with a Podcast, Facebook and Twitter presence. The podcasts (which tap into the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine resources) are formatted using a clinical question and then using the best evidence available to provide a summary statement. Additionally, it’s a Canadian creation, which always feels like it’s more applicable to our work.
Brief Description: Video and Audio content from USC Essentials yearly conference.
Great quality lectures and CME. Easily one of the best emerg reviews on the web.
Lots of the usual suspects from EM RAP however not much overlap on the lectures (as far as I can tell). The last two years, the talks are only 15-30 minutes, which means a tonne of topics are covered but you don’t fall asleep during the lecture. Also great for taking a “break” from reading while preparing for licensing exams.
Price has now become prohibitive for most, might as well go to the conference itself.