EM Foundations: 10/5/2017

Welcome to the next installment of our 18 month longitudinal integration of the EM Foundations curriculum! EM Foundations uses a flipped classroom model that includes a guided independent review of EM core content to capable adult learners followed by in-person meeting time that is reserved for active, case-based, small group learning and focused critical teaching points. EM Foundations consists of two levels of case-based curricula and two levels of EKG courses that we will incorporate. If you have not done so already, please review the Guidelines for Learners which reviews all the details of how the curriculum works. Check out the residency calendar to see when EM Foundations are scheduled! Below is the assigned material with your choice of learning pathways for your independent review prior to our session scheduled for 10/5/17 at 9:15AM.


EM Foundations 1 + EKG I Course (PGY1 + PGY2 residents):

EMF 1 UnitTopics & FrameworkTraditional TextbookHigh-Yeld TextMultimedia
GI IIAcute Abdomen, Anorectal

Approach to the Surgical Abdomen
Rosen's: Small Bowel Disorders, Appendicitis 1216-1232; IBS, Diverticulitis, Volvulus, IBD 1261-1272; Anorectal Disorders 1277-1283, 1287-1289River's: Acute Abdomen, Anorectal Disorders p187-202Hippo Videos:
Rectum & Anus
Tintinalli's: Acute Abd 481-489, IBD 496-500; Appendicitis, Diverticulitis, SBO, Hernias, Anorectal 532-563Tintinalli Manual: Acute Abd 189-195; Appendicitis, Diverticulitis, SBO, Hernias, Anorectal 223-238FOAMed:
Perf Abd Viscus
EKG I Course UnitUnit SummaryChallenge EKG #
Unit IHow to Read an EKGChallenge EKG 4
Approach to Ischemia: STEMIs

EM Foundations 2 + EKG II Course (PGY3 residents):

EMF 2 UnitGeneral TopicsText-Based (ALL)Multimedia (FOAMed)
GI IGI Bleeding, Liver Failure, PUD, Bowel Obstruction, Acute AbdomenHarwood-Nuss:
Ch 229 p1129 - 1132, Ch 99 p540 - 545, Ch 109 p581 - 583, Ch 381 (online only)
Massive GIB (First 10 EM)

Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patient (EM Docs)

Critically Cirrhotic (EM Docs)

Volvulus (Clinical Monster)

SBO (Mayo EM Blog)
Critical Care Medicine:
Chapter 76 p1337 - 1344, Chapter 71 p1261 - 1263
Hippo Videos: (optional)
Sm & Lg Bowel

Eso and GI Bleed
Primary Literature:
Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5
EKG II Course UnitUnit SummaryChallenge EKG #
Unit VIIApproach to Fascicular BlocksChallenge EKG 28
The views expressed on this blog are the author's own and do not reflect the views of their employer. Please read our full disclaimer here. Any references to clinical cases refer to patients treated at a virtual hospital, Janus General Hospital.

Jay Khadpe MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Residency Director
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

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