- This page collates resources supporting my presentation on FOAM at the University of Melbourne MD Student Conference 2014, titled ‘Come Join the FOAM Party’.
- The page will be revised and updated based on discussions and questions asked at the conference.
THE PRESENTATION SLIDES
(Don’t look at them before attending the talk!)
The Brindley story
What is FOAM?
- Nickson CP, Cadogan MD. Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) for the emergency physician. Emerg Med Australas. 2014 Feb;26(1):76-83. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12191. PubMed PMID: 24495067. [Free Full Text]
- FOAM (LITFL)
- From Hippocrates to Osler to FOAM (LITFL)
- EMCC Blog Update 2013 (LITFL)
- Social Media & Emergency Medicine Learning (EM Cases Podcast)
- Cadogan M, Thoma B, Chan TM, Lin M. Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM): the rise of emergency medicine and critical care blogs and podcasts (2002-2013). Emerg Med J. 2014 Feb 19. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2013-203502. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24554447.
Benefits of FOAM
- Young PJ, Nickson CP, Gantner DC. Can social media bridge the gap between research and practice? Crit Care Resusc. 2013 Dec;15(4):257-9. PubMed PMID: 24289505. [Free Full Text]
- The flipped classroom might just be the future of medicine (KevinMD)
- Prober CG, Heath C. Lecture halls without lectures–a proposal for medical education. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 3;366(18):1657-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1202451. PubMed PMID: 22551125.
- Reiter DA, Lakoff DJ, Trueger NS, Shah KH. Individual interactive instruction: an innovative enhancement to resident education. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jan;61(1):110-3. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.02.028. Epub 2012 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 22520994.
- EMCrit Wee – Tacit Knowledge and Medical Podcasting (EMCrit)
Problems with FOAM
- Mansfield SJ, Morrison SG, Stephens HO, Bonning MA, Wang SH, Withers AH, Olver RC, Perry AW. Social media and the medical profession. Med J Aust. 2011 Jun 20;194(12):642-4. PubMed PMID: 21692723. [Free Full Text]
- Information Overload (LITFL)
- We don’t need no FOAM Curriculum (LITFL)
- Peter Safar’s Laws for the Navigation of Life (LITFL)
How to use FOAM effectively
- Ten Tips for FOAM Beginners (iTeachEM)
- Information Overload (LITFL)
- LITFL Review
- GoogleFOAM / FOAM Search
Twitter hashtags (my Twitter account is @precordialthump)
FOAM resources mentioned in the presentation
- RAGE podcast
- Intensive Care Network
- SMACC (podcast on iTunes)
- Critical Care Reviews
- Ultrasound Podcast
- Free Emergency Talks
- Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine
- EM Basic
- St Emlyns
- Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
- Don’t Forget The Bubbles
Suggested LITFL resources
Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.
After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.
He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE. He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.
His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.
On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.