Keyboard FOAM resourceIn 2008 I joined the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine (@UMEmergencyMed) team after completing a one-year pharmacy practice residency and a two-year clinical toxicology fellowship. In my 6 years working in the ED, I’ve come across a few online FOAM resources (Free Open Access Meducation) that are essential to my practice. Inspired by ALiEM’s new How I Work Smarter series, I wanted to share these free tools in the hope that they may help you work smarter too, regardless of what your role is in the emergency management of patients.

Calculations

  • GlobalRPh: Includes opioid conversions, corticosteroid equivalents, and phenytoin dosing
  • MDCalc: Medical Calculators, Equations, Algorithms, and Scores. Developed by Dr. Graham Walker (@grahamwalker).

Medication Administration

Patient Counseling

Pharmacology and Medication Therapy

Guidelines, Clinical Policies, and Position Statements

Drug Shortages and Emergency Pharmacist Resources

Of course this is not a complete list, but they are the sites I use most frequently. I hope you find utility in them in your day-to-day practice. Please share any non-blog FOAM resources that you use.

Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACT

Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACT

Associate Editor, ALiEM
Creator and Lead Editor, CAPSULES series, ALiEMU
Clinical Associate Professor, EM and Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, EM and Toxicology
University of Maryland
Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACT

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