SEMEP Induction Videos

Iain Beardsell (@docib) is one of LITFL’s very good friends in Blighty. For a few years now he has been hard at work developing the SEMEP (SEMEP — which you can follow on twitter: @semep).

One of the recent additions to the SEMEP website is a growing series of video lectures aimed at the intrepid SHO just starting out in the emergency department. Largely based on cardinal presenting complaints, these well produced and slickly presented videos are a great teaching resource for ‘asymmetric’ learning (i.e. learners can revisit topics over time). Also, I hate giving these broad overview talks as they don’t suit my own ADHD ” down the rabbit hole” style — so it’s great that I can direct RMOs to these well organised modules. Finally, the UK perspective sits pretty comfortably with the Antipodean way of doing things.

Here are the SEMEP Emergency Medicine SHO Induction Videos in alphabetical order (click on the links to reveal the relevant videos):

Abdominal pain
Assessing the Sick Patient


Chest Pain

ECG Interpretation


Minor Head Injury

Problems in Early Pregnancy


Shortness of Breath


Introduction to Toxicology

Wound Management

Iain and SEMEP, thanks for sharing these resources with the world!

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.

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