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May052017

FeminEM at SMACCDub

Anand Swaminathan, MD Leave a Comment Random #FOAMed Tags:

Over the last year, the SMACC group has released some absolutely amazing talks from SMACCDub in Dublin in June of 2016. In the true spirit of FOAM, all of the content is free for use and reuse. Among the many amazing talks was this one from the FeminEM crew. For all the SMACC talks, subscribe to the SMACC podcast channel.

 

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Dec202016

Check Out Some Great SMACCDub Content

Anand Swaminathan, MD Leave a Comment Random #FOAMed Tags: , ,

Over the last couple of weeks, the SMACC group has released some absolutely amazing talks from SMACCDub in Dublin in June of 2016. In the true spirit of FOAM, all of the content is free for use and reuse. Here are some of the Core EM sites favorite talks. For all the SMACC talks, subscribe to the SMACC podcast channel.

Things That Scare Me (Ross Fisher – P Cubed Presentations)

Disruption, Danger and Droperidol (Reuben Strayer – emupdates)

Where Is the Love in Critical Care (Liz Crowe)

The Immediate Responder and the Disaster Gap (Christina Hernon)
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Nov182016

Emergency Medicine in India – A Dream

Nikhil Tambe MBBS 11 Comments Random #FOAMed Tags: ,

India is the second most populous country in the world and will soon overtake China in being ‘numero uno’. There is a growing disparity between the numbers of patients per doctor. In such an atmosphere, Emergency Physicians are a growing need.

In 1999, the Society of Emergency Medicine, India was constructed with aim to promote emergency medicine in India.1 In its first ever meeting held in 1999, it brought together Emergency Medicine (EM) enthusiasts to build the field. Since 1999, doctors interested in the field undertook 6 months to 2 years of diploma/fellowship courses by working in a ‘casualty’, to become ‘Emergency Physicians’. It was in 2008, when a white paper was published on Academic Emergency Medicine in India by the INDO-US Joint Working Group, that things started rolling. This paper put forward a standardized curriculum for EM in India.2 Finally, after 10 years, on 21st July 2009;
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Oct142016

dasSMACC is Coming!

Anand Swaminathan, MD Leave a Comment Random #FOAMed Tags: , , ,

The program for dasSMACC has been released and the Core EM team is extremely excited. This is the 5th iteration of this amazing conference and we continue to see the program evolve. This year, the conference features a single stage with 2500 seats. While this means no concurrent tracks and fewer speakers, it also means that this will be more than just a conference but rather an incredible event featuring the best in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Anesthesia, Pre-hospital Medicine and so much more. dasSMACC will continue to have the best pre-day conference workshops ever put together including SMACC Force, Learning to Take the Heat: Training for Stress, Brewing Your Own FOAM, SMACC Airway and Talk Like SMACC.

Tickets for the conference go on sale on 10/26/16 and much like a rock concert, they will sell out quickly. If you’ve never been to SMACC before, check out the site,
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Jul302016

Get Better Quickly, Rob Rogers!

Anand Swaminathan, MD One Comment Random #FOAMed Tags:

Earlier this week, I got a text from one of my mentors, Rob Rogers (@EM_Educator):

This would be at least a slightly anxiety provoking EKG on a shift but was much more worrisome when I saw the name at the top. Fortunately, Rob was quickly taken to a cardiac catheterization lab and PCI was successfully performed.

Rob has been one of the biggest inspirations for our site and has been incredibly supportive as we’ve developed and grown over the last year. His input, critique and advice has been unmeasurably valuable.Despite being in the hospital post-PCI, Rob still took the opportunity to educate the rest of us:

On a personal note, Rob has been integral in my development as an Emergency Physician, speaker, learner and educator.

Rob, from all of us at Core EM, we wish you a speedy recovery!
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