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Emergency Medicine Bloggers List

Try as I might to keep up, Life in the Fast Lane has bested me again, with a stellar Emergency Medicine Bloggers list, much more thorough than mine. Between them and Mel Herbert, I really think the Aussies are trying to make a power grab for control of Emergency Medicine World Domination Federation. Strong work, guys!

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The Foodie Physician

The rare gem Sonali Ruder is both fantastic emergency physician and ultrasound guru as well as gourmet chef. And now she’s miraculously combined the two at her new blog, The Foodie Physician. Start reading. And eating. (In true physician form, there’s even references to back up her nutritional claims.)

Note: while I have not tried any of the recipes on the site, I can indeed vouch for her culinary aptitude, having had the pleasure of trying her absolutely amazing New York Steakhouse Burger. She was even featured on TV as a finalist. And totally should have won.

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Life in the Down Under Fast Lane

Life in the Fast Lane, from Australia, is one of my new favorite blogs, and for good reason: it’s a great mix of interesting clinical cases, toxicology consults, “a day in the life” posts, and humor. Case in point: Signs of Imminent Admission, including the “tattoo to teeth ratio”: A general rule of thumb is that if the tattoo-to-tooth ratio (TTR) is greater than or equal to one, your patient is indestructible.

Start reading!

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The Royal Society’s 350th

Screen shot 2009-11-30 at 7.21.11 AMMedical and science history buff alert: The Royal Society is celebrating its 350th birthday (wow) with a great website called Trailblazing, providing free access to some of their most important articles since 1650. Unfortunately I can’t link to the individual articles, but they’ve got dog to dog transfusions, keeping a dog alive by blowing a “bellows” into its lungs, “An account of inoculation with small pox,” and “The success of willow bark in the treatment of fever.” Fascinating to read, and absolutely beautiful medical illustrations. Medicine, you’ve come a long way, baby.

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My Favorite Emergency Medicine Blogs

In order of me never having mentioned them first:

  • Ten Out Of Ten, my favorite of the list (and okay, I put it first): fairly recent residency graduate blogging experiences from the frustratingly funny to the sad to the everyday (sometimes all three). Recent favorites: the widely read (and if you click one link, click this one) Pain Scale, and Proposition Disposition.
  • My Emergency Medicine Blog: Frequent learning point posts on a variety of subjects, dependent upon what the author has been learning about himself in his daily practice; for example, How long should a person with influenza-like illness stay home from school/work?, complete with references and sources. I actually keep a similar private blog of “things I’ve learned,” but it’s not sourced and would be scared for anyone else to use it (but find it very helpful!)
  • Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, by Michelle Lin, of ACEP News’ “Tips and Tricks” fame. Had the opportunity to meet and work with Michelle while in med school at SF General. What a superstar, and the blog is no different.
  • Emergency Medicine Forum is a blog with each post being a case, the doc’s thought process/differential, workup, and conclusion.
  • GruntDoc was one of the first EM bloggers on the scene. Been in a bit of a lull (as all bloggers seem to reach eventually) and wish he’d post more. Come back, Alan!

Guarantee I’m missing a bunch. Post a comment and I’ll add yours.

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Whit Fisher’s Procedurettes

Whit Fisher, one of our crazier-in-a-good-way attendings, has put together a website of his favorite ED tips and tricks, called Procedurettes, and he’s let me share them with the world. They’re hilarious, and under two minutes. How to safely transfer blood from a syringe, protect your thumbs while reducing a jaw, make a patient a quick and dirty inhaler spacer, and many more.

Thanks, Whit!

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