Dr. Sam Ko’s Top Ten ER Websites

Sam, an ER Doc from California,  is all over the web with ER stuff

– EM news, ultrasound images, and “WhiteCoat’s Callroom “

 – All things related to Academic EM
  – Crazy amounts of information on nexus of EM and Critical care
 – Amazing EM blogger
  – Powerful Clinical Pearls
– Loads of information, medical calculators, and cool small pox images
– Classic ER
– Best EM ultrasound site alive
 – Movin’ Meat
 – Tricky Cases, Free Ultrasound Images, & Pocket books
ER Doc Running for California Congress
Largest Internet Trauma Care Site – has an  Trauma Imagebank
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Has more than 19,000 ER docs it represents.  Has two different areas; public, and for-members only.
A network of pediatric centers, as well as  medical and surgical centers with info on commuity health centers.
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Typical Hospital
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Information  on the areas of emergency medicine’s academia
Emergency Medicine Resources On The Web
Emergency Medicine Tools and Resources

FOAM stands for Free Open Access Meducation
The term FOAM was coined in June 2012 in a pub in Dublin [watch the Dublin video] , over a pint of Guinness during ICEM 2012. FOAM is the concept, #FOAMed is the Twitter hashtag.
If you want to know how we practiced medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook.
If you want to know how we practiced medicine 2 years ago, read a journal.
If you want to know how we practice medicine now, go to a (good) conference.
If you want to know how we will practice medicine in the future, listen in the hallways and use FOAM.
— from International EM Education Efforts & E-Learning by Joe Lex 2012
We review emergency medicine and critical care (EMCC) FOAM weekly in The LITFL Review.

ER Podcasts for CME”s!
List of EM Podcasts

-from Life in the Fast Life Internet Medicine star, Mike Cadogen

The Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine

According to the Skeptics, this is how one feels after working a 24 ER shift! 

2100 Emergency Medicine Podcasts

ER Emergency Medicine Podcasts

ACEP’s Ultrasound Guide for Emergancy Physicians 

EM Updates by R Strayer

Emergency Medicine Literature Update Emergency Medicine Resources



Here’s a list of sites, promoted by FOAM, Aussie ER  Docs, led by Mike Cadogen MD



Description: Scott Weingart is a critical care fellowship trained EM doc who specializes in bringing “upstairs care (ICU) downstairs” to the ED. If it involves critically ill patients, you’ll find it discussed here.


Twitter: @cliffreid

Description: Cliff Reid is a prehospital physician with expertise in resuscitation. His site seeks to provide up-to-date information and cutting edge techniques in the field of resus.


Twitter: @regionstrauma

Description: Michael McGonigal MD is the Director of Trauma Services for Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. If you’re interested in the who, whys, and whats of trauma care, he’s your man.


Twitter: @smithecgblog

Description: Dr. Stephen W. Smith is a faculty physician at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He is known for his mastery of ECGs and his posts literally walk you through an ECG of an emergency department patient from start to finish.



Description: Mike Winters (U of Md), Peter DeBlieux (LSU), and Rob Rodriguez (UCSF). The website is a $60 investment in audio commentary by critical care experts, but the Twitter account is useful in providing and linking to critical care pearls around the net.


Twitter: @amalmattu

Description: The master of EM cardiology in the digital flesh. His tumblr site is awesome and he provoides weekly 15 min case presentations surrounding ECGs.


iPhone app: Up-Shot Emergency Medicine

Description: Clay Smith is a clinical monster who completed IM-Peds as well as EM residencies and is now professor of all these disciplines at Vanderbilt in TN. His main push is evidence based medicine and you’ll enjoy the discussion of recent articles of interest.


Twitter: @ultrasoundpod

Description: Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin, both ultrasound directors at University of KY and University of UT respectively. Great podcast that any one from interns to attendings can listen to in order to up their game.


Twitter: @emlitofnote

Description: Want to know the hot articles that everyone in EM is reading? Look no further than Ryan Radecki’s site. You’ll find critical appraisals of current literature that typically start a discussion among other EM bloggers.

Life in the Fastlane


Description: Authors at Life in the Fast Lane (Mike Cadogan, Kane Guthrie, Chris Nickson, and Michelle Johnston), one of the pre-eminent blogs on everything emergency medicine and some of the biggest proponents of FOAM (free open access medical education).

Academic Life in EM

Twitter: @m_lin

Description: Michelle Lin leads a team of Physician writers in providing tips for EM. She is legendary for her Paucis Verbis cards — great quick reference cards that you can link to your dropbox and evernote account for free.  Her blog is great for in depth lit reviews as well.

In addition to the twitter handles, podcasts, and blogs of these social media patrons, you can also find feeds by eminent journals and emergency medicine colleges as well (i.e.@JAMA_current@NEJM@AnnalsofEM@EmergencyDocs (ACEP)). You may also want to visit which is an RSS feed that collates many of these resources together.

Other free resources for medical education: iMedicalApps top 10 free iPad medical Apps list . The following is a link to all the Emergency Medicine specific medial apps reviewed on iMedicalApps: iMA EM apps


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