Announcing the release of the second EM Cases eBook! After the great success of our first eBook in 2015 with more than 4000 downloads, and after a year of hard work of a fantastic team of 15 people, we're excited to release the 2nd interactive FOAMed eBook 'EM Cases Digest Vol.2 Pediatric Emergencies'. This easy-to-navigate eBook contains cases, Q & As, links to useful resources, rapid review questions and more, all based on the pediatric EM Cases podcasts published to date. It includes chapters on everything from sepsis to pediatric POCUS. Peruse the book and download your free copy on the eBooks page here.
Funding and freeing the future of learning that is FOAMed Longtime followers of EM Cases will have noticed a progressively prominent display on its website of the logo and inclusion of the name of the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute — or SREMI —over the past two years. Some of you may have wondered what an Emergency Medicine Institute is, and what this one has to do with EM Cases. It's about funding FOAMed. What is SREMI? SREMI was established in November 2013 by a founding gift from our patrons, Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman. It is a partnership of Mount Sinai Hospital (now part of the Sinai Health System) and North York General Hospital in Toronto. Our vision is to advance the discipline of emergency medicine through the development of new knowledge — research and translating that knowledge into practice — as well as advocating for system improvement through better public policy. The partnership brought together two hospitals that already knew each other well and collaborated extensively; Mount Sinai brought strength in research and education including simulation, North York added its national reputation in continuing medical education. Dr. Anton Helman, the founder of EM Cases, [...]
In early June of this year I caught up with Dr. Rob Rogers of iTeach EM and The Teaching Course, Dr. Ken Milne of The Skeptics Guide to EM and Dr. Brent Thoma of Academic Life in EM and Boring EM at the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine Conference in Ottawa to chat about the evolution of Social Media & Emergency Medicine Learning. In this podcast, we discuss how Social Media can enhance your career, tips on how to get the most out of FOAMed without getting overwhelmed by the volume of material, swarm-based medicine, tacit knowledge sharing, the flipped classroom, the use of FOAMed in emergency medicine training curricula, how Twitter, Google+, Google Hangout and Google Glass have changed the face of medical education, and much more.