Survey: Why do you use Twitter?

I recently got a comment on the blog asking why people need to use Twitter, if they’re already following blogs. I thought I would open this up to the blogosphere.

I personally use my Twitter account (@M_Lin) for a variety of reasons:

  • I tweet the link to my blog whenever there is a new post (I just tweeted a link to this post!)
  • Scan quick, real-time information from clinicians I trust
  • Know “what’s hot” in EM, medical education, and education technologies
  • Learn of new blogs and websites which I didn’t know about
  • Quickly check tweets on-the-fly on my iPhone during downtimes
  • Make new friends who I then meet in person at EM conferences!

Please comment below and include your Twitter name, if possible.  I’d love to know why (or why you don’t) use Twitter.

2019-01-28T22:20:36-08:00

SAEM 2012 meeting and social media

SAEMlogoThose of us active in social media had quite an active meeting at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine meeting in Chicago, IL this past week.

First off, Dr. David Marcus (@EMIMDoc) from Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY gave many of us blogs a kind shout-out.

Also, many “iReporters” were on scene to live-tweet various events. Take a look at some of the posts below. Click on #SAEM12 hashtag to see the whole Twitter feed. I remember hearing that there were over 600 tweets!

2019-01-28T22:19:32-08:00

Trick of the Trade: Seldinger chest tube technique using bougie

HemoPTXA 40 year-old man presents with a traumatic hemopneumothorax. He weighs 400 pounds.

Chest tubes can sometimes be challenge, especially for those with extra redundant tissue to tunnel through before reaching the intrathoracic cavity. You want to avoid placing the chest tube mistakenly in the subcutaneous space. How can you ensure that your chest tube actually reaches the intrathoracic space?

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2019-01-28T22:18:57-08:00

Video: How to make a screencast video

A reader, Mark, posted a question yesterday in the chat box about screencapture softwares out there. I personally use iShowU to capture such videos as my instructional video on linking your Evernote account (above) to automatically read and download my weekly public Paucis Verbis notebook. Mark also specifically asked about what Dr. Rob Rogers (Univ of Maryland) uses.

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2019-01-28T22:26:47-08:00

Modern EM: Case #4 – Palpitations

Case # 4: Palpitations

A 25 year old woman presents with palpitations, sweating, and shortness of breath since this morning. 6 days ago she had syncopized, was shocked out of V-tach by EMS, and eventually had a defibrillator placed for an unknown arrhythmia. Now, she feels her heart beating in her chest, looks diaphoretic, is tachypnic, but her pulse is 58 and regular.

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2016-11-18T10:03:19-08:00

Hot off the Press: Talking about Web 2.0 in Emergency Medicine

I am humbled to be included and quoted in a recent Annals of EM commentary about Web 2.0 in Emergency Medicine. Hey, my “street credibility” just went up just by having my name in the same article with the likes of:
You can read the whole article, which is free to download by the journal.
2019-01-28T22:34:16-08:00