Trick-of-the-Trade: IV Compatibility Information at Your Fingertips

By |May 9, 2016|Categories: Social Media & Tech, Tox & Medications|

We often have less than optimal IV access to administer fluids, blood products, and medications in sick ED patients. If more than one medication needs to be infused in the same line, how do we know if they are compatible? The gold standard for checking IV compatibility is Trissel’s Stability of Compounded Formulations. 1 But a textbook doesn’t help us in critical situations. Is there a better way? [+]

I am Dr. Bory Kea, Assistant Professor and EM Physician: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |May 7, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Bory Kea is an emergency physician and assistant professor, currently practicing in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Kea’s love for her family and friends, passion for food, and commitment to enhancing medicine are just a few ways that help her maintain a balance. Whether it’s hitting the trail for a run or running after her little ones, she is constantly trying to stay active. Her ability to appreciate even the small things, is nothing but infectious! Here’s how she stays healthy in EM!   [+]

I am Dr. Masashi Rotte, Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Apr 23, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Rotte is an emergency physician currently practicing in New York. His passion for traveling, love of hiking, and commitment to eating right are some of his secrets on how he maintains wellness. Dr. Rotte shares how he is able to get away, travel, and stay well, while keeping up with his work demands. We could all use a little of Dr. Rotte’s passion for life long learning! Here is how he stays healthy in EM!   [+]

I am Dr. Brian Rowe, Scientific Director and Research Guru: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Apr 9, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Rowe is an emergency physician practicing at the University of Alberta. Having worked in different departments and taken on a number of different leadership roles, Dr. Rowe has certainly figured out a way to keep healthy and stay well. Having been an avid soccer player in the past, he continues to keep up his fitness, by incorporating activity into his daily routine. Keep reading to check out his wellness pearls! Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! [+]

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I am Dan Egan, EM Residency Program Director at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Mar 19, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Dan Egan is currently an emergency physician and the Program Director of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt. Although a large amount of this time is split between clinical duties and academic responsibilities, Dr. Egan still manages to create a balanced environment by knowing his limits and exploring life beyond medicine. He has effectively found a way to include wellness into his everyday schedule, so that he always has time to reflect and decompress. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! [+]

Congrats to Dr. Delphine Huang: 2016 ALiEM-Essentials of EM Fellow

By |Mar 7, 2016|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

We are incredibly honored and excited to announce the contest winner for the ALiEM-hosted 2016 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EM) Fellow position — Dr. Delphine Huang, a UCSF-SFGH senior resident! Competition was incredibly tight, and the talent was undeniable. Check out today’s other ALiEM post, which features her winner submission on pediatric concussions. [+]

How I Podcast Smarter: Pearls of Wisdom

By |Mar 6, 2016|Categories: How I Podcast Smarter|

Thus far, How I Podcast Smarter has covered the gear you’ll need to podcast and the workflow of veteran EM podcaster. In this last post in the mini-series, we gave our guest authors carte blanche, asking them to share their parting pearls for would-be podcaster. @EMCases, @EM_Educator, @Core_EM, @embasic, @stemlyns, @EMtogether, @emergencypdx, @TheSGEM, @srrezaie and @FOAMpodcast came through with fantastic advice. Many of the points they highlight reach beyond podcasting and are applicable to blogging, producing video content, or starting new EM academic endeavors. Read on to amazing insights from some of the top EM educators. [+]

ALiEM Awards 2016: A Call for Nominations

By |Mar 1, 2016|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

ALiEM is proud to announce the 2016 Call for Award Nominations. We believe in supporting the hard work, creativity, and scholarly output that is enhancing the experience of learners who utilize social media for their medical education. We believe it is important to recognize leaders who excel at innovative, online content creation. Consider nominating yourself or your colleagues! [+]

How I Podcast Smarter: Workflow

By |Feb 28, 2016|Categories: How I Podcast Smarter|

You’ve got all your shiny new gear ready to go, but how do you turn all that steel and cabling into podcast goodness? Our 9 expert EM podcaster (@FOAMpodcast, @srrezaie, @TheSGEM, @stemlyns, @embasic, @Core_EM, @EM_Educator, @EMtogether, @EMCases) plus a 10th new addition, Dr. Rob Orman (@emergencypdx) of ER Cast and EM:RAP fame, share their system for getting from idea to published podcast. Lets take a peek behind the acoustic foam board at podcasting workflows. [+]

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I am Dr. Graham Walker, Co-Creator of MDCalc: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Feb 27, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Graham Walker (@mdcalc) is a physician that truly advocates for balance and wellness. He is currently an emergency physician practicing in San Francisco. Despite multiple work commitments and an active involvement with several successful start-ups, he still finds time to engage in his interests, keep fit, and stay well. From taking it to the next level at Bootcamp, to ensuring the day is infused with laughter, Dr. Walker is always taking the time to build on his personal wellness. He’s definitely got some great pearls you’ll want to know about. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! [+]