The EMBER Project

The Final 2015 EMBER

Download, bookmark, aggregate, follow & create for a happy new year! The holidays are over and with it 2015 is coming to a close. One of the missions of the EMBER Project is to help you organize your… Read More

The Autopsy Blog

Maintaining your learning stream (your customized flow of educational content) is a key part of being an  effective lifelong learner. Even in the age of FOAM the center of your learning network can become heavily weighted towards just… Read More

Opiates for Low Back Pain

Are They a Good Choice? By – Lucy Willis MD Low back pain is an extremely common ED complaint, for which opiates are frequently prescribed. The last 20 years has seen the development of an opioid overdose epidemic…. Read More

Basecamp

#Postards from the ED There are educational courses and there are inspirational courses. I had the opportunity this weekend to participate at BASE Camp. The brainchild of Kevin Ching, it’s an amazing and unique two days of education…. Read More

Airway News

Hey, can I get a  jazz riff — New York style please? Music everywhere 🗽🎁🎉😎🎺🎷🎺🎶 #music #busking #NYC #rtrain A post shared by Jonathan St. George (@jstgeorge) on Aug 23, 2015 at 3:45pm PDT I’m excited to announce that… Read More

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

Design Challenge-Bridging the Education Gap

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

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