Date: August 22nd, 2015

SGEMers have become familiar with Paediatric Emergency Medicine Super Hero Dr. Anthony Crocco. He has been on the SGEM many times discussing the best paediatric emergency care. Anthony is also well know for his YouTube videos. There are now three RANThonys: Fever Phobia, Cough Medication and Pain Control.

Anthony launched his own evidence based medicine website earlier this year called SketchyEBM. This blog is another summer SGEM Xtra that will highlight this great new #FOAMed resource.

five+fingersFive Questions for SketchyEBM:

  1. Give me your elevator pitch for SketchyEBM?
  2. Where did you get the idea for SketchyEBM?
  3. What are your goals for SketchyEBM?
  4. What content will people find on SketchyEBM?
  5. What other topics will you be covering on SketchyEBM?

If you are a program director, you need to check out SketchyEBM. If you are a student wanting to learn various EBM concepts, you need to check this website out. If you are running a Journal Club, you need to check this website out. Anyone interested in cutting the KT window down from over ten years to less than one year should check out SketchyEBM.

Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine Season#4:

Season#4 of the SGEM will be starting very soon. However, we need your help in selecting the articles to be reviewed. Please click on Hot or Not to vote. Those articles rated highly by SGEMers will go through a structured critical review process. If you think there is an article we should consider reviewing then SUBMIT it to Hot or Not.

Dr. Anthony Crocco

Dr. Anthony Crocco

The first episode on Season#4 will be another Hot off the Press paper just published in Academic Emergency Medicine. Anthony will be moderating this episode of SGEM HOP instead of Chris Carpenter because we are reviewing a paediatric trauma paper.

An exciting component of the SGEM HOP is that the best social media feedback gets published in a future AEM paper. Help us show how social media can shorten the KT window and engage an audience.

SketchyEBM tag line “Always draw your own conclusions”.

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

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