Foundations of Emergency Medicine: Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Welcome to the next installment of our 18 month longitudinal integration of the Foundations of EM curriculum!

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 5/2/19 at 9:30AM.

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. 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!

Foundations 1 (PGY1 residents):

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

Approach to the Surgical Abdomen
Rosen's: CH 82 1112-1120
CH 83 1121-1128
Ch 85 1150-1165
CH 86 1166-1177
River's: Pg 187-215Hippo Videos:
Rectum & Anus
Tintinalli's: Ch 71 481-489
Chap 73 (partial) 496-500
Ch 81 532-536
Ch 82 536-538
Ch83 538-541
Ch 84 541-545
Ch 85 (partial) 545-555
Tintinalli Manual: Ch 35 pg 217-221
Ch 43 pg 252-255
Ch 44 pg 256-258
Ch 45 pg 259-261
Ch 47 pg 265-272
EMCases: Peds Abd Pain

EM Docs: US for SBO

Foundations 2 (PGY2 + PGY3 residents):

Foundations 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)
SBO (CoreEM)

Massive GIB (First 10 EM)

Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patient (EM Docs)

Critically Cirrhotic (EM Docs)

Volvulus (Clinical Monster)
Critical Care: 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 Course

PGY LevelEKG Course UnitUnit SummaryChallenge EKG #
1Unit IVApproach to BradyarrhythmiasChallenge EKG 15
2Unit VIIIApproach to Ischemia: NSTEMIsChallenge EKG 31
3Unit VIIIApproach to Ischemia: NSTEMIsChallenge EKG 31
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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