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Need your help: A master list of free EM and Critical Care blog and podcast sites

by Mina Phipps
May 04, 2022
Calling all who read or listen to emergency medicine/critical care (EM/CC) blogs or podcasts. In 2014, we helped to publish the master inventory of...
Tactical Medicine News

Dear emergency physicians: We see you

https://youtu.be/jtGM-BUp_no The COVID-19 pandemic has placed incredible stress and strain on the personal work lives of emergency physicians. We h...
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Education Theory Made Practical (Volumes 4 & 5): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Series

Back by popular demand and thanks to a generous grant from the Government of Ontario’s eCampus initiative, the ALiEM team is delighted to announce ...
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Apply now for the ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2021-22 Class: Scholarship and Community

Happy new year! Make one of your new year's resolutions to accelerate your scholarly career in health professions education. The ALiEM Faculty Incu...
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Improving Your ED Efficiency: Upgrade This Elusive Skill

No specialty in medicine requires “efficiency” more than Emergency Medicine (EM). Being able to seamlessly and quickly move between tasks is a nece...
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Teorías de la Educación en la Práctica (Education Theory Made Practical): An International Collaboration

The vast majority of medical education materials (free or with cost) are available in the English language, a consequence of its hegemony as the la...
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Holiday Gift Guide for ALiEM Readers: Top 5 Favorite Tech Tools

Technology continues to integrate with our life -- for better and worse. Our team felt that the following 5 tech tools added value and joy to our l...
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Holiday Gift Guide for ALiEM Readers: Top 7 Favorite Level-Up Gear

The difference between a great shift in the Emergency Department and a frustrating one can sometimes be attributable to having the right gear or pe...
Tactical Medicine News

Holiday Gift Guide for ALiEM Readers: Top 7 Favorite Books

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we polled the ALiEM team on favorite books to buy for yourself or a fellow healthcare provider. Many o...
Tactical Medicine News

The 1440 Doctor: 3 Tips for Combating Distractions while Working From Home

We have all been there. You sit down to write your next masterpiece that you know any journal would be lucky to accept and “ding” your phone goes o...
Tactical Medicine News

20 Tips for Career Success and Longevity in Emergency Medicine

Photo by Snapwire on Pexels.com The practice of emergency medicine (EM) is consistently challenging. At any given moment during a shift, emergency ...
Tactical Medicine News

Stanford’s INFODEMIC Conference on COVID-19 Misinformation: Open-access podcasts

In July 2021, Dr. Vivek Murthy became the first U.S. Surgeon General to declare health misinformation a public health crisis. Specifically, COVID-1...
Tactical Medicine News

Breaking the Cycle: ED Management of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

What is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome? Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition in which patients who have been using cannabis or s...
Tactical Medicine News

Unleashing Creativity

Creativity is at the core of process improvement necessary for the advancement of the medical profession. We need to unleash our creativity to meet...
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Education Theory Made Practical: Listen to the New Podcast Series

The Education Theory Made Practical (ETMP) set of 3 e-books were published starting 2017, reviewing key education theory principles and practically...
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Reading from the Silver Linings Playbook: The ALiEM Connect Project

It feels like yesterday that we were sheltered-in-place, staring at our computers, wondering, “So now what?”  As COVID-19 paused all in-person educ...
Tactical Medicine News

Bridge to EM Curriculum: Test your learning at ALiEMU

Do you know of a senior Emergency Medicine (EM) medical student about to start internship? We are thrilled to announce that our 8-week, self-paced ...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: What’s This Thing on My Face?

A 91-year-old female patient presented with her family after concern for multiple new lesions on her face and hands. The patient thinks the lesio...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Finger Pain

The patient is a 24-year-old female who presents to the emergency department for left middle finger pain and swelling. She is right hand dominant...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Edema Got Your Tongue?

A 57-year-old male presented to the emergency department with a swollen mouth for three hours. He reported never having experienced this before a...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Sun-burnt Hands and Lips

A 44-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of hepatitis C presents with a complaint of pain, swelling, and skin blistering of his h...
Tactical Medicine News

PEM Pearls: To Scan or Not to Scan? CT Abdomen in Children with Blunt Torso Trauma

An 18-month-old female with no past medical history is brought in by ambulance after a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at highway speed, restrained i...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: The Insidious Rash

A 60-year-old African American female with a history of hypertension presents to the emergency department for an itchy, diffuse rash. She first n...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: What Lies Beneath?

A 35-year-old male with a history of diabetes and pericarditis, status post pericardiectomy 3 years ago, presented with a painful lesion on his a...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Left Ear Mass

A 25-year-old male who was previously healthy presents to the emergency department with a painful left posterior ear mass. The mass began as a “p...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Blisters, Bullae, and Badness

A 3-year-old female with a history of epilepsy presents with a rash that began one day ago. The patient started becoming fussy four days ago, say...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: The Hemorrhaging Bifurcated Tongue

A 26-year-old male with no past medical history presented to the emergency department for tongue bleeding for one day. Five days prior he had an ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Shortness of Breath

A 60-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) for respiratory distress. Emergency medical services reports that the patient was...
Tactical Medicine News

ACEP E-QUAL Podcast: Buprenorphine After Opiate Overdose

The opiate epidemic continues to be a frontline issue for healthcare systems across the country. The American College of Physicians (ACEP) Emergenc...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Oral Trauma and Mass

A 38-year-old African American male without a significant past medical history presented with an oral mass. He was struck on the mouth by a wrenc...
Tactical Medicine News

ACEP E-QUAL: ACEP Non-STEMI Clinical Policy

In 2018, the American College of Physicians (ACEP) released a Clinical Policy with management recommendations for patients presenting to the emerge...
Tactical Medicine News

ACEP E-QUAL: The Electronic ICU

  Building on already increasing interest in telehealth, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the development and implementation of telemedicine servi...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Eye Pain After Assault

A 33-year-old male presents with intermittent blurry vision and left eye pain for 3 months, and a left-sided orbital headache for 1 day. He repor...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Surfing Sting

A 38-year-old male presents 8 days after being stung in the left foot while surfing. He reports the sudden onset of sharp pain while walking in t...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Images: Man vs Snow Blower

A 28-year-old man presents to the emergency department after a snow blower accident while at work. The patient was performing maintenance and he ...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Strange Eyes

A 3-month-old boy, born full-term via normal spontaneous vaginal delivery to a gravida 2 para 1 mom with negative prenatal labs, presents with ab...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: An Incidental Finding

A middle-aged man presented after a motor vehicle collision with a logging truck at 55 miles per hour with low back pain. A computed tomography s...
Tactical Medicine News

Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 3): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce another eBook publication: the third volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a ...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Eye Injury

An 11-year-old male presented to a pediatric trauma center following a motor vehicle collision (MVC). He was the restrained front-seat passenger ...
Tactical Medicine News

Treating Blood Pressure in Intracranial Hemorrhage

Blood pressure control in the setting of ischemic stroke has a clearly recognized benefit in patient outcomes. The impact of blood pressure control...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Pitching Pain

A twenty-year-old right-handed male presented to the emergency department with a past medical history of right coracoid impingement, and three mo...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Knee Pain

A fifty-six-year-old male with a past medical history of legal blindness and remote right quadricep tendon rupture presents to the emergency depa...
Tactical Medicine News

Anticoagulant Reversal in Hemorrhagic Stroke

Acute management of cerebrovascular accidents can be challenging enough, but questions about anticoagulant reversal in the setting of hemorrhagic s...
Tactical Medicine News

Announcing ERLI and the Education Research Consult Service: Education scholarship is hard, so let us help you

Are you a medical education fellow or budding educator-scholar struggling with ideating, designing, or conducting your education research study? Co...
Tactical Medicine News

A Recipe for Success: Virtual Alternatives to Residency Pre-Interview Receptions

The COVID-19 pandemic forced sweeping changes to graduate medical education over the last several months, and as we plan for the new academic year,...
Tactical Medicine News

The Leader’s Library: The Power of Moments | Sign Up for the Book Club

Thus far, 2020 has been a year of catastrophic events, some surprising and others disappointingly predictable, and many people are struggling t...
Tactical Medicine News

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Free ALiEM MEdIC Series Book – Volume 5

This is a bittersweet moment for the MEdIC Editorial team – the launch of our 5th and final volume of our Medical Education in Cases ebook. We are...
Tactical Medicine News

Introducing: GroundED in EM a 4 week asynchronous curriculum for 3rd year students

A group of educators from our ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2020 class has created a 4-week virtual introduction to Emergency Medicine curriculum for 3rd...
Tactical Medicine News

Silence is not an option: Addressing structural racism in medical education

The year 2020 has been a year of upheaval. The COVID pandemic revealed disparities in healthcare and its effects on marginalized groups such as the...
Tactical Medicine News

All-EM Residency Graduation Extravaganza: Save the Date

We invite all of you to join the first-ever all-EM residency graduation event to celebrate the #EMClassof2020 who are embarking on their professio...
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