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Vote for your favorite EMCrit video submission for the 2016 EEM Education Fellowship!

Last month we kicked off our 2016 EEM Education Fellowship competition on ALiEM, CanadiEM, EMCrit, and The SGEM. We’ve narrowed down our awesome EMCrit video submissions to the top three – and they need your vote to win!  

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Final decisions will be announced March 7th.  Tune in on EMCrit, ALiEM, CanadiEM and The SGEM to find out who will be the 2016 EEM Fellows.


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Low-Risk Chest Pain ADP SHOWDOWN (Using TIMI vs HEART): Pt. 1 of 3 – HEART

Ohh…you asked for it. At last week’s EEM studio session, REBEL EM’s Salim Rezaie went head-to-head with EMRAP’s Cameron Berg about how they use HEART vs TIMI in their low-risk chest pain ADPs.

This week we kick it off with Dr. Rezaie and his evidence-based approach to low-risk chest pain using the HEART score. 

For more info, check out REBEL EM’s post here. Next week, we’ll hear from Dr. Berg and his evidence-based approach to low-risk chest pain using the TIMI score. We’ll round it out the following week, as these two go head-to-head and answer your questions, moderated by the one and only Rob Orman.

Now, if you love this, you’re gonna love our big show coming up in May 10-12, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.


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Unlock your FREE online access to today’s EEM 2016 studio session!

Here’s how to unlock your FREE access to the livestream and win some awesome prizes, including free Essentials of EM 2016 registration, free RAPs, and free LLSA.

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    Boom – this will unlock your free access to the online session. Once you’re in, join us in our moderated chat room or tweet us @EssentialsofEM #EEM16 to ask faculty your questions throughout the session. During the breaks, we’ll announce the winners of the prize giveaways.

    Share this with your colleagues and be sure to watch the show, as we’ll be sharing an exclusive conference discount code only with our viewers. Spread the word and we’ll see you at 8:00am PST.

Join us for a FREE session on Thursday! Unraveling TIAs and headaches.

This Thursday, at our FREE live online Essentials in-studio session, we’ll be going over your most requested accelerated diagnostic protocols, such as TIA: who stays and who goes home?

You know how it goes, a Code Stroke rolls in and you think to yourself, “Easy, we have a protocol for that.” CT is negative and as you start calling up the neurologist and ordering the tPA, the nurse says, “Oh his deficits are gone.” You thought this was going to be an easy admission, now it looks like a TIA. What next? Dr. Cameron Berg goes over a fool-proof protocol during our FREE live online session this Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:00am-11:30am PST.

He’ll be joined by Drs. Rob Orman (EM:RAP), Salim Rezaie (REBEL EM), and Joe Bellezzo (ED ECMO) for the highest yield practical knowledge you’ve heard in awhile. Check out the schedule below and join the moderated online chat on Thursday to ask the faculty your questions!

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And remember, if you sign up for any Essentials 2016 package, CME credit for these bonus in-studio sessions is included. EEM is hands-down the best EM experience of the year. Get the band back together and let’s meet up at Essentials 2016 in May.

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See you online this Thursday,

~The Essentials team


Sign up for FREE Essentials of EM in more ways than one!

To celebrate our upcoming 15th anniversary, Essentials of EM is providing FREE online access to our upcoming Thursday, February 18, 2016 in-studio session. Check out the session schedule below and make plans to join us at 8:00 am PST.

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Everyone who signs up will have a chance to win a FREE Essentials 2016 conference registration during this live stream studio session. Yes, you read that correctly. We love to give away amazing prizes during the big show, but we decided to start a bit early this year! Spend 5 seconds to sign up for FREE livestream access to what is sure to be an incredible educational experience and for your chance to win a FREE EEM 2016 registration. Make sure to share this post with your friends and colleagues. We want everyone to experience this live event and become part of the Essentials family.


As always, CME for these studio sessions is included with your purchase of any Essentials of EM 2016 package. The big show is happening May 10-12, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. See for yourself why Essentials is THE educational event of the year.  

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EEM studio exclusive! TMP-SMX doesn’t play well in the sandbox

David Duong, MD, Associate Program Director at Highland General Hospital, gives you the best 10-minutes of your week, hitting the clinical pearls you gotta know when you let TMP-SMX dance with warfarin, ACE inhibitors, phenytoin and sulfonylureas.

Remember, all of these in-studio sessions are included with any Digital or Live 2016 EEM package. Sign up today for our 15th anniversary conference in Las Vegas from May 10-12, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel! Space is limited!


Mark your calendars for the jaw-dropping lineup we have planned for our next in-studio session. Sign up here for FREE online access to the Thursday, February 18, 2016 event. That’s right I said FREE! So sign up today.

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What opioid-sparing pain meds can you give your trauma patient? Find out online this Thursday!

Can’t get past narcotics? David Duong, Associate Program Director at Highland, will expand your armamentarium with the complete package in pain management, from ketamine protocols and nerve blocks to the up-and-coming use of gabapentin, at our live online session this Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 8:00am-11:00am PDT.

He’ll be joined by Drs. Ken Milne from The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine and Gil Shlamovitz from The Visual Diagnosis Series. Check out the schedule below and and join the moderated online chat on Thursday to ask the faculty your questions!

Sign up for any Essentials 2016 package and get access to these bonus sessions!

See you online this Thursday!