Essential Non-Blog FOAM Resources for the ED Practitioner

Essential Non-Blog FOAM Resources for the ED Practitioner


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.


  • 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, FASHP

Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACT, FASHP

Chief Science Officer, ALiEM
Creator and Lead Editor, Capsules series, ALiEMU
Attending Pharmacist, EM and Toxicology, MGH
Assistant Professor of EM, Harvard Medical School