Unlike many of your other rotations with a more “9-5” type schedule, it’s hard for us all to be in the same place at the same time. Because of this, the didactics for the rotation are a few in person simulation based sessions and multiple online resources. Asynchronous online didactics provide a little bit more flexibility and are more forgiving to the nature of “shift work”.

As adult, independent, self-directed learners we anticipate you’ll review these resources as you both prepare for your shelf exam and learn the core elements of emergency medicine. We’ve also decreased the amount of required shifts to allow you sufficient time to complete these modules.

They are a collection of videos, textbook material, and other FOAMEd (Free Open-Access Medical Education) resources which address the course objectives.

As always, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Tesfai (Stroger), Dr. Hunsucker (ROPH) or Dr. Alcorn (Rush) for any questions or concerns throughout your rotation.

Clerkship Objective Online Didactic
Patient Care and Patient Presentations How to Approach the ER Patient
Critical Thinking in the ED
Communication and Consultations Presentations in the ED
CDEM: Consultations in the ED
Professionalism Professionalism
Wound Care CDEM Wound Closure Module
Airway CDEM Airway Module
Airway Procedures
Breathing Respiratory Distress and Ventilator Settings
Circulation Pulseless arrest
ACLS Algorithm (Cyclical)
ACLS Algorithm (Flowchart)
Toxicology Toxicology Module
Trauma Trauma
CDEM Trauma Module
Additional Topics
Practice Questions Participation

Other useful online resources

Here is a curated list of podcasts and videos that match with the topics you’ll be covering in the ER.

Diagnostic Reasoning in the ER St. Emlyn’s: Diagnosis 1
St. Emlyn’s: Diagnosis 2
St. Emlyn’s: Diagnosis 3
Ruben Strayer’s Emergency Thinking ← Really like this one
Circulation RP: Shock
Chest Pain St. Emlyn’s: Chest Pain
Shortness of Breath St. Emlyn’s: SOB
Headache St. Emlyn’s: Headache
How to call a consult St. Emlyn’s: Referrals
Dr. Sherman’s County Lectures vimeo website, ask Dr. Tesfai for the password