FOAM EMCC Podcasts

Emergency and critical care health care professionals are awesome!

As part of the ongoing collaboration between emergency medicine/critical care professionals in the online space, the LITFL gang are collating all the resources to make life as easy as possible to get the amazingly high quality discussions, audio and visual materials to the seething throngs of hungry minds globally.

We are re-structuring our database of emergency medicine and critical care blogs, podcasts and feeds to provide the most functional and up to date information possible.

During this process we are analysing the social media platforms and tools used to best assist in the development of further resources in this area by providing some helpful hints, tips and tutorials to assist all budding bloggers to enter this space and hit the ground running.

First up we are starting with a review of all the podcasters and vodcasters providing audio stimulation to fill our long car journeys, meandering walks and idle minutes. An amazing group of dedicated individuals that donate hundreds of hours of resources – all in the name of #FOAM (free open access meducation)

One of the most surprising findings has been the difficulty encountered when trying to subscribe to a feed (outside of iTunes) and to follow each of the #FOAM resources on the social media channels. We have therefore created a table of all the most appropriate ways to follow each of the respective blogs including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, RSS feed, iTunes feed and for those still in web 1.0…an email contact. All this information can be found on each of the respective websites

EMCC Podcasters and Vodcaster List

EMCC Searchable Podcast Episode Database

FOAM Free Open Access Meducation


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  1. says

    It is truly like trying to take a sip from a firehose. Astonishing amounts of free, valid information sitting out there for the taking. There’s not enough time in the day to absorb it all, but we will keep trying.

    • says

      The next phase of collating all the Emergency Medicine and critical care blogs will be ready soon -- hopefully we can develop and improved model to aggregate this amazing content and not overload and overstimulate the populous…

    • says

      I’m with you on this Joe. I got into online media (CCM-L, LITFL, Resus m.e., RSS feeds and more recently Twitter, etc) as a way of keeping on top of traditional literature and hot topics. This in turn led to my involvement with the Intensive Care Network, the LITFL R&R and myown Rollcage Medic Site. Now I need a way of keeping on top of the online material. Seems I just can’t win.

      I think it boils down to resisting the guilty need to read everything for fear of missing some vital piece of information. This is hard when there is so much high quality, interesting stuff out there.But there are only so many hours in the day and we all need time with our families and friends. Instead, seeking targeted information to answer specific questions which are ultimately generated from one’s practice probably gives the greatest yield. Then it’s a matter of what works best for an individual; which may (is likely to) change over time.

      So a collaborative #FOAM effort is to be commended and supported. It may not be the only, or the final solution, but hopefully it will go a long way to remediate the sensse of drowning in the overwhelming seas of information by putting several well labelled taps along that firehose you mentioned.

  2. x says

    This site is a treasure trove for residents, especially for people like me who can’t make it through a page of Rosen’s without falling asleep. Love blogs and podcasts! Thank you for all that you do! :)

  3. John Cronin (@croninjj) says

    Thanks for this Mike/Chris

    Is there a possibility all EMCC podcasters/bloggers/online educators could agree on a set of keywords with which they would tag their posts/content? That way you could search for one of the keywords (eg cardiology if i was going to sit down and study that section for FCEM) and find all the relevant stuff on these sites relating to it. One would obviously need a central search tool -- like a Pubmed for podcasts/blogs.
    Maybe you’re already working on this.

  4. says

    Desde Urgencias Bidasoa-SPAIN nos sentimos honrrados de compartir con ustedes: hambre de conocimiento.
    Os pido disculpas por haber utilizado varios de vuestros casos clínicos /ECG en nuestro BLOG, sin solicitar permiso, pero siempre marcando la fuente.
    Todo nuestro material expuesto es de libre utilización. (vigilar los errores).
    Un afectuoso saludo. Josu.