Minh le Cong (@rfdsdoc) from down on the PHARM has hosted some of Doug Lynch’s (@TheTopEnd) “jellybean” interviews from the SMACC 2013 conference in Sydney last week. A selection of his chats (including one with Doug, Minh and I where we discuss my stroke lysis talk, Ireland, Tasmania, and the state of the nation) can [...]
I’ve been thinking about FOAM since SMACC2013 (Social Media and Critical Care)…thinking a lot and talking to some friends. I’ve cleared my desk literally and figuratively for a while and intend to read a lot and spend sometime away from computers and in the fresh air. But for good or ill I’m going to share [...]
I was asked to present at my hospital’s Grand Round last week, and I elected to present on FOAM. The idea was to try and introduce the concept to an audience beyond ED/CritCare, and perhaps engage some of our colleagues from a wider spectrum of interests to the benefits of FOAM. I managed to capture [...]
You may have noticed that I am an ECG geek – I love their simplicity and their complexity. I certainly don’t claim guru status, as I don’t possess expertise in the same way that Amal Mattu or Steve Smith do, but I do love ECGs. I regularly arrive on the ED floor at morning handover, [...]
Mike Cadogan raising a glass to the audacity of FOAMed. Image created by underneathEM.com author Domhnall Brannigan (after Shepard Fairey and commissioned by Chris Nickson). Mike has just written an explanatory piece on the birth of FOAMed on LIFTL.com here.
The eminence and evidence series on LITFL.com continues with issue 026, including a couple of recommendations from me (Thanks to Terry Brown [@drtezbrown] for drawing them to MY attention): The lifespan of an Emergency Physician: http://bjcardio.co.uk/2009/11/lifespan-and-cardiology/ The art and science in Medical Education: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2517949/ These links are to the full text of both articles, but do [...]
I had intended to follow up my recent series of posts on STEMI vs pericarditis, a pet topic of mine (1. case / 2. ECG interpretation / 3. follow up), with a piece on differentiating these two entities. However, my posts were spotted by the incomparable ECG expert Amal Mattu, and he has based this week’s UMEM “EKG of the [...]
Mike Cadogan (@sandnsurf on Twitter, author of Life in the Fast Lane and the brains behind the Global Medical Education Project) is taking mighty leaps for mankind in creating a grand unifying resource for medical education (and particularly Emergency Medicine and Critical Care) by running with the FOAMed concept germinated at ICEM 2012 over a [...]