Past teaching sessions and blog posts

EDCentral has grown and grown over the past few years and so has the level of academic engagement at Bendigo ED. Meanwhile, in the online world, the FOAM community (Free Open Access Meducation in case you missed it) has grown massively too. 

We've decided to extend the reach of EDCentral into the FOAM world with the launch of 

This will be the new blog page of EDCentral. What started as a post we could put up the powerpoint slides of the week's teaching for people who missed the session has morphed over time and is gradually becoming more of a medical education blog. If we can keep up the momentum the new blog will be one more voice in the FOAM community. 

A new and exciting innovation will be the abilty to comment on the posts. Please be mindful that your comments can be read by the ENTIRE world. If you wouldn't say it in a lift (or a supermarket queue) don't put it on a comment. But please do comment on the posts. It will be the engagement from you guys that will really make it worthwhile. 

Keep an eye out on for some new posts coming soon. 

In preparation for a sim session on traumatic cardiac arrest reception this week, read the following post after the jump and watch the little video. 

This article from BMJ way back in 1994 is a wonderful illustration of the role of random chance when attempting to demonstrate cause and effect (i.e. trying to prove that a teatment works for example) and the way in which the meta-analysis can amplify rather than diminish error introduced by random chance. Thanks to Brendan Whiting for digging up this one.
I have updated the links page today to give a better overview of what I am currently learning stuff from on the web. Let me know if there is something else that should be on there.

Phillip Visser presents Atrial Fibrillation and evidenced based management of this condition in the ED.  The push to rationalise management of this condition is through another ECIICN inititive.

Download The talk

Some accompanying articles for the talk

ECIICN AF Management Evidence Summary

American Heart Association 2013 Guidelines (Circulation Article)

Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines 2010

CHADS (JAMA article)

Cost Benefit of AF Reversion (Western Journal Emergency Medicine)

Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines

And here (for registered users) is the new Bendigo ED rapid AF pathway.