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Web Spotlight 2: Free Emergency Medicine Talks

In REVIEWS on February 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Free Emergency Medicine Talks
Summary
Format:MP3 storage site.
Author: Joe Lex of the Temple University Hospital EM program.
Audio/visual media?: yes, audio online.
Recurring features: Joe’s “pick of the week”, a single talk highlighted (you guessed it) weekly.
Why you should check it out: pretty much as much audio content as you could possibly stand to listen to, and then some, on a huge variety of topics that are well-organized by tags corresponding to the subject (e.g. critical care, endocrine emergencies, resuscitation, radiology, toxicology, wilderness medicine, etc.). The range and depth of the lectures is so broad that there’s pretty much no topic in EM that isn’t covered. Lectures and talks are generally either 30 minutes or 1 hour in length, either one-offs or as part of a collection from national/international conferences.

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Web Spotlight 1: Life in the Fast Lane

In REVIEWS on November 27, 2011 at 3:57 PM

This is the first in a new series of posts highlighting some of the best online-based EM resources that can be found. Many of these are already present in the Links section, but this series is designed to give a little more information and guidance on what is out there, with a reduction in the risk of “information overload”. So, without further ado, here we go!

Life in the Fast Lane
Summary
Format: multiauthor blog.
Authors: a group of primarily Australasian emergency physicians and intensivists. Lead authors are Mike Cadogan and Chris Nickson.
Audio/visual media?: yes, although primarily just images.
Recurring features: links to current literature of interest, clinical cases (with special series on toxicology and EKG cases), rapid Q&A based explorations of topics of interest (e.g. noninvasive ventilation), and (sometimes questionable) humor.
Why you should check it out: virtually a one-stop shop for EM education needs. Very connected to other sites as well, so you will learn more about what it out there. The recurring series are excellent, especially the Q&A based cases and overviews of interesting topics, as they give you a chance to think about the answer before actually seeing it, and can be read through in just a couple of minutes. The EKG cases are great, and while are more advanced than what we are getting in medical school, are very accessible by the writing style. One very minor point to note is that given the authors are primarily from Australia and New Zealand, there may be some slight differences in drug names/drugs used (e.g. suxamethonium vs. succinylcholine), spellings, and scope of practice (for example, it appears that there are rural GPs in Australia that seem to be able to do virtually anything) but I have not to date found this to be a significant issue.

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