Foundations: 1/3/2019

Welcome to the next installment of our 18 month longitudinal integration of the Foundations of EM curriculum! 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. 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 Foundations is scheduled! Below is the assigned material with your choice of learning pathways as well as your Challenge EKG for your independent review prior to our session scheduled for 1/3/19 at 8:30AM.


Foundations 1 (PGY1 residents):

Foundations 1 UnitTopics & FrameworkTraditional TextbookHigh-Yeld TextMultimedia
Cards IDysrhythmias

Tachyarrhythmia, Bradyarrhythmia, Approach to Cardiac Arrest
Rosen's: Ch 69 pg 929-958
Ch 70 pg 955-970
River's: Pg 14-35Hippo Videos:

Tintinalli's: Ch 12 (partial) 62-63
Chap 18 112- 134
Ch 33 217-223
Tintinalli Manual: Ch 2 pg 10-28FOAMed:
Core EM: Tachy

Foundations 2 (PGY2 + PGY3 residents):

Foundations 2 UnitGeneral TopicsText-Based (ALL)Multimedia (FOAMed)
Cards ISyncope, Narrow Complex ArrhythmiasHarwood-Nuss: Ch 85 p474-480
Ch 235 p1145-1149
Syncope (EMCases)

Long QTc (Dr. Smiths EKG blog)


Unstable AFib (First10EM)
Critical Care: Ch 31 p524 - 530 & p 543-546Hippo Videos: (optional)
Primary Literature:
Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

EKG Course

PGY LevelEKG Course UnitUnit SummaryChallenge EKG #
1Unit IIIApproach to SyncopeChallenge EKG 10
2Unit VIIApproach to Fascicular BlocksChallenge EKG 26
3Unit VIIApproach to Fascicular BlocksChallenge EKG 26
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

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

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