Keyboard FOAM resourceIn my 10+ 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.

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.

Last updated: March 29, 2018

Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP

Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP

Leadership Team, ALiEM
Creator and Lead Editor, Capsules and EM Pharm Pearls Series
Attending Pharmacist, EM and Toxicology, MGH
Associate Professor of EM, Division of Medical Toxicology, Harvard Medical School
Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP


EM Pharmacist & Toxicologist @MassGeneralEM | Asst Prof @HarvardMed/@EMRES_MGHBWH | @ALiEMteam leadership | Capsules creator, ALiEMU | President, ABAT | #FOAMed