Ditch Doc EM’s Favorite Links- Quality FOAMed Links at Your Fingertips

Excellent FOAMed Resources

Once upon a time, long before I began the arduous task that developing a website, I had a neatly typed piece of paper.  On this piece of paper was a list of all of the (FOAMed) websites that I would routinely use for enhancing my knowledge.  I was so excited about how many phenomenal resources were available at no cost, that I wanted to share them with everyone I knew.  Then, one day, I got a great idea.  I decided to create a free website where I could place links to all of the sites on my piece of paper.  Then, when I wanted to share this information with someone, I could simply give them a URL.

That simple URL list eventually evolved into what Ditch Doc EM is today.  So here are my favorite FOAMed sites.  Yes, I know that not all of them are, by definition, FOAMed sites, but they all contain (at least some) free medical education.  This list is by no means all-inclusive, so if there is a site that you think I should add, please let me know.  If you are a new FOAMed producer and would like me to list your site, please let me know as well.

Owen’s Fav Five Links

EMCrit– Headlined by Dr. Scott Weingart, this is an excellent blog and podcast for all things emergency/critical care.  Dr. Josh Farkas (PulmCrit) provides some of the best critical care pulmonology info around.  One of the best FOAMed sites around.

Life in the Fast Lane– Probably the most comprehensive FOAMed site around.  Founded by Dr. Mike Cadogan & Dr. Chris Nickson, LITFL has solid, easily consumable content. Excellent EKG resource among other things.

The Pediatric Emergency Playbook– The best pediatric podcast there is bar none.  Dr. Tim Horeczko delivers quality, practice changing content with the best sound quality of any podcast I have ever heard.  Get the play by play on your worst pediatric nightmares.

 

FOAM EM – RSS feed site of many EM FOAM Blogs.  Every morning when my alarm goes off, the first thing I do is check my email for this feed.  If you want to stay current across all the FOAMed sources on the web, this is the ticket.

FlightBridgeED – Besides having an excellent test prep service for the FP-C and CCP-C exams, FlightBridgeED has two excellent podcasts. The FlightBridgeED Podcast, hosted by Eric Bauer, and the Second Shift Podcast, hosted by Mike Verkest.

Airway Resources

Difficult Airway Society – Good airway resource with up to date publications.

Open Airway– Open access meducation for all aspects of airway management.

Airway Management Academy – a Non-profit worldwide network of airway educators.  They have some videos worth checking out.

Cardiology Resources

Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog– Excellent ECG resource.

Learn the Heart– a Good reference that provides some fun quizzes.

Skill Stat– ECG rhythm identification challenge.

ECG Library

ECG-Quiz.com

ECG Guru

Easy Auscultation – Awesome link for improving your heart and lung auscultation skills.

Critical Care Resources

ICU Room– Daily critical care question and answer.

Propofology.com– FOAMed in Anesthesia, ICU & Pain Medicine.

Neurology Resources

Brainwaves – Dr. Jim Seigler discusses everything neuro in excellent detail.  Straightforward podcast with quality show notes.

Trauma Resources

Trauma.org – International trauma news and resources.

ATACC Course Manual– The Anesthesia, Trauma and Critical Care Courseware available free!

Physical Exam Resources

A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine – UCSD SOM Physical Assessment Guide

Stanford 25 – Stanford university physical assessment essentials.

Pediatrics

The Pediatric Emergency Playbook– The best pediatric podcast there is bar none.  Dr. Tim Horeczko delivers quality, practice changing content with the best sound quality of any podcast I have ever heard.  Get the play by play on your worst pediatric nightmares.

Dermatology Resources

DermIS – Comprehensive dermatology reference, very interesting.

General Resources

Medscape – Medical reference and news, great pill identifier.

Merck Manual – The essential resource, 100% free online.

kpLibraries– Links to royalty free medical image libraries.

Wiki Doc-Free Wikipedia type medical reference.

Wiki EM– Free Wikipedia style, yep, you guessed it- EM reference.