The goal of the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is to cut the knowledge translation (KT) window from over ten years to less than one year. It does this by conducting a structured critical review on a recent publication. A guest skeptic is invited onto the show to discuss the publication. These reviews are then disseminated every week using a blog and podcast.

There are additional resources available to SGEM followers. These include other #FOAMed sites, Podcasts, Blogs, EBM websites and the SGEM Book Club.

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However, from time-to-time an issue comes up that requires an episode that is not based on a specific publications. These have become known as SGEM Xtras.

Let me know if you think there is an Emergency Medicine issue that requires being covered on the SGEM. Send and email to TheSGEM@gmail.com with “Xtra” in the subject line.

Here is a list of previous SGEM Xtras:

  • Drugs in the ER
  • RANThony#1: Fever Fear
  • RANThony#2: Pediatric Cough Medications
  • RANThony#3: Paediatric Pain
  • Five Tips to Avoid Emergency Medicine Burnout
  • SGEM#10: Ten Commandments of Evidence Based Medicine
  • SGEM#15: Choosing Wisely
  • SGEM#20: Hit Me with your BEST Shot (Flu Shot for Healthcare Workers)
  • SGEM#30: My Generation (Social Media and Medical Education)
  • SGEM#33: Boston Marathon 2013
  • SGEM#35: We are Young (Social Media and Medical Education)
  • SGEM#38: TheSGEM Down Under
  • SGEM#40: Great White North (CanFOAMed)
  • SGEM#49: Five Stages of Evidence Based Medicine Grief
  • SGEM#52: Breakfast at Glenfield – Asthma, Social Media and Knowledge Translation
  • SGEM#72: Tiny Bubbles (#FOAMed and #MedEd)
  • SGEM#77: Take the Hashtag, Leave the Classroom (Pro #FOAMed Argument)
  • SGEM#99: I Flip My Classroom Back and Forth
  • SGEM#100: Why Can’ t This Be Love? Early Goal Directed Dating (EGDD)
  • SGEM Elevator Pitch with Disclaimer
  • SGEM Season#1 Theme Music
  • SGEM Special: O Captain! My Captain
  • SGEM Xtra: Everything You Know is Wrong
  • SGEM Xtra: Happy
  • Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke
  • SGEM Xtra: Dr. Alia Dharamsi CAEP2015
  • SGEM Xtra: Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot…or Not
  • SGEM Xtra: Dr. Eve Purdy CAEP2015
  • SGEM Xtra: Dr. Lauren Westafer CAEP2015
  • SGEM Xtra: SketchyEBM
  • SGEM Xtra: Dr. Chris Bond CAEP2015
  • SGEM Xtra: Enter the METRIQ with Dr. Brent Thoma
  • SGEM Xtra: RANThony #4 X-rays for Pediatric Constipation
  • SGEM Xtra: Top 10 Emergency Department Tips for Families
  • SGEM Xtra: Freeze Frame – Paper in a Pic
  • SGEM Xtra: Is #FOAMed Scary?
  • SGEM Xtra: MedSkl.com
  • SGEM Xtra: CAEP Choosing Wisely
  • SGEM Xtra: Pura Vida IAEMC 2017
  • SGEM Xtra: FeminEM – Stronger Together
  • SGEM Xtra: Andrew Worster – Legend of Emergency Medicine
  • SGEM Xtra: Diane Birnbaumer – Legend of Emergency Medicine
  • SGEM Xtra: Joseph Lex – Legend of Emergency Medicine
  • SGEM Xtra: Ian Stiell – Legend of Emergency Medicine
  • SGEM Xtra: Judith Tintinalli – Legend of Emergency Medicine
  • SGEM Xtra: Jerome Hoffman – Legend of Emergency Medicine
  • SGEM Xtra: Richard Bukata – Legend of Emergency Medicine
  • SGEM Xtra: Stronger – Esther Choo
  • SGEM Xtra: CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care
  • SGEM Xtra: SEMAC IX
  • SGEM Xtra: ASMUQ Scientific Conference
  • SGEM Xtra: Dr. Jennifer Gunter – Super Hero of Science
  • SGEM Xtra: Western University Resident Teaching Boot Camp
  • SGEM Xtra: Every Day I Write the Book – SGEM Season#3
  • SGEM Xtra: I Am Woman
  • SGEM Xtra: Eight Days a Week
  • SGEM Xtra: The Danger Within Us
  • SGEM Xtra: Petition to Retire the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines
  • SGEM Xtra: Don’t Give Up – The Power of Kindness with Brian Goldman
  • SGEM Xtra: SGEM Season#4 Book
  • SGEM Xtra: The Top 10 Ch-ch-ch-changes to ATLS 10th Edition
  • SGEM Xtra: On the Edge of Burnout ACEM18
  • SGEM Xtra: Message in a Book by the SGU
  • SGEM Xtra: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow (Season#5 Book)
  • SGEM Xtra: Auld Lang Five
  • SGEM Xtra: CAEP Wellness Week 2019
  • SGEM Xtra: Western University Bootcamp 2019
  • SGEM Xtra: No retreat, No Surrender – Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • SGEM Xtra: Walk of Life – Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • SGEM Xtra: SMACC 2019 Workshop
  • SGEM Xtra: The REBEL vs. the Skeptic – SMACC 2019
  • SGEM Xtra: What to all the people know about endotracheal tube placement?
  • SGEM Xtra: BEEM Catch of the Day
  • SGEM Xtra: FIX19 You Up
  • SGEM Xtra: Ornge Annual CME Day
  • SGEM Xtra: Mind the Knowledge Translation Gap
  • SGEM Xtra: New York ACEP Scientific Assembly

Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.