The EMBER Project

Design Challenge Innovators

Design Challenge Innovators Yesterday was our EM Innovation in Education Design challenge.  We had participants from our faculty and residents, and also some really talented medical students on their sub-internship with us.  After a presentation on 21st century… Read More

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The EMBER Project’s Design Challenge is on!  We want to bridge the education gap, move beyond just a few adopters of FOAM, and encourage physician educators of all levels to integrate key concepts of 21st century learning into… Read More


Sick Or Not Sick? An Essential EP Skill

A new series is here on the EMBER Project and a new educational tool. Check out the post below for both! And don’t forget to take the quiz when you’re done. One of the toughest challenges in medical… Read More


The Changing Paradigm of VTE Care

The EMBER Project is having a good day. Despite the cold and snow on our first day of spring, it’s also the first of what I hope will be many new broadcasts using the Google+ platform.  I’m excited… Read More

Surgical Airway Summary

Our online walkabout on the emergency surgical airway is coming to an end. I hope you’ve found this helpful, I know I enjoyed doing it. The emergent cricothyroidotomy presents many educational challenges. It is a high stakes, low-frequency procedure… Read More


Who are the stewards of healthcare?

I met a father yesterday in our ED who didn’t want antibiotics for his child’s otitis media.  He had read that a wait and see approach with appropriate analgesia might be a better option, and I was reminded… Read More

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Case Reports from the

Here is a slightly different twist on Virchow’s triad, and one that I had not seen before until yesterday:  a spontaneous upper extremity DVT (Paget Schroetter Disease) in an otherwise healthy person with no risk factors.  It’s uncommon,… Read More