CanadiEM Frontline Primer

CanadiEM Frontline Primer – Open-Access Medical Education

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How to use this part of the Primer

  • Continuous learning is something that we strive to encourage at the site. As one of the sites within the the Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM, or #FOAMed) movement, we are glad that you’ve enjoyed our Primer so far, but there’s a lot more great Canadian content out there.
  • So, we have compiled a number of sites that feature Canadian FOAM that we think is amazing, aside from of course! Please enjoy the following Canadian resources.

The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) Podcast

The SGEM features a deep dive, critical appraisal discussion about key articles relevant to emergency medicine. Ken has been at this for a while and has created nearly 300 podcasts over the years. He has also created a few e-book compendiums of their content over the years… and of course, all of it is available for free in true FOAM spirit.

Emergency Medicine Cases (EM Cases) Podcast

  • Host: Dr. Anton Helman (Twitter: @EMCases)
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  • Type of resource: Topic-based Podcast, focusing on general overview of relevant topics

Emergency Medicine Cases focuses on discussing great case-based material in emergency medicine. The podcast features some of the brightest minds in Canada’s emergency medicine scene. You can subscribe to their email newsletter and receive direct-to-you content regularly.

First 10 EM Blog

  • Editor: Dr. Justin Morgenstern (Twitter: @First10EM)
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  • Type of resource: Topic-based blog, focusing on emergency medicine, critical care, and evidence-based medicine.

“First 10” is about the first ten minutes in a resuscitation room – where emergency docs tend to shine, integrating multiple sources of data and taking action in the face of uncertainty. This blog’s initial goal was to create a case repository of emergent scenarios that emergency docs would need to know cold. Justin has done a marvellous job at creating a repository to help guide readers through important content and beyond.

EM Ottawa Blog

The CanadiEM family is very proud that our digital scholar graduate Dr. Shahbaz Syed is now heading up this operation at his home shop. The EMOttawa blog features lots of Canadian content featuring faculty and resident writers from their programs.

McMaster COVID-19 Survival Guide – 1st Edition

  • Authors: Drs. Hira Amir, Zain Chagla, Roma Jaeschke, Ally Prebtani
  • Twitter: @MacDeptmed
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  • Type of Resource: FOAM Simulation Case Repository

The Guide addresses a range of different topics, including the clinical aspects, diagnostic approach, prevention, and management of COVID-19 and its disease spectrum. The Guide aims to be a quick reference for internists, sub-specialists, hospitalists, medical learners (students/residents), and allied health and other medical professionals in both the hospital and outpatient setting to help with patient management.

EM Sim Cases

Founded by Dr. Kyla Caners, this peer-reviewed emergency medicine simulation case repository is somewhat legendary at this point. It contains many freely accessible resources for those interested in running simulation cases for their department. Perfect resource for those newly engaged with the in situ simulation world that COVID-19 has ushered in.

The following is part of the CanadiEM Frontline Primer. An introduction to the primer can be found here.

This post was copyedited by Johnny Huang

Teresa Chan

Senior Editor at CanadiEM
Emergency Physician. Medical Educator. #FOAMed Supporter, Producer and Researcher. Chief Strategy Officer of CanadiEM. Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University.