The Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is a fantastic website. It is devoted to cutting the knowledge translation (KT) window from over 10 years down to less than 1 year. Much of the content derives from the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) process. It uses free appraisal forms to critically evaluate research. Part of the task of TOTAL EM is to provide a similar process.
The SGEM is part of the Free Open Access to Meducation (FOAM) as they put it. However, we usually refer to it on this site as Free and Open Access to Medical EDucation (FOAMED). Either way, the goal is the same. Both the SGEM and TOTAL EM want to provide medical professionals with some of the most up-to-date medical knowledge out there.
We want to provide a big thank you to the SGEM. They are the first ones to host us and our cause. The first podcast we are on is SGEM #156: Working at the Abscess Wash - Irrigation of Cutaneous Abscesses? He hope to be back on soon for another podcast on a similar topic.
Do we have your attention yet? Join Ken Milne in his endeavor to cut down the KT window and visit him at his website.