Dr. Anton Helman
Emergency Medicine (EM) Cases is a free, online, medical education podcast, medical blog and website dedicated to providing emergency medicine education and continuing medical education for physicians, residents, students, nurses and paramedics. In each Main Episode Podcast, two or more experts in a particular emergency medicine topic join Dr. Anton Helman in a round-table, case-based, discussion on key practice changing clinical topics, which are then carefully edited to maximize learning. In each recently launched EM Quick Hits podcast, 5 or 6 focused topics are chosen with 5 minutes dedicated to each topic presented by different experts. These topics are ones that either are not taught very well in training and/or that physicians tend to be not completely comfortable with. We also feature a Quick Hit segment in collaboration with the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM). In each Journal Jam podcast, we bring together leading EM researchers, educators and clinicians from around the world to discuss practice-changing EM articles or deep dives into the world’s literature on a particular controversial topic.
On the EM Cases website, page views have surpassed 150,000 per month with over 1 million sessions in the past year. The number of users of the website has increased more than 100% over the past 2 years. The website includes 3 categories of videos: Rapid Review videos, POCUS Cases videos, Emergency Medicine Update Conference videos. ECG Cases blog is a new project launched in September 2019, in which each post features a number of ECGs related to a particular theme or diagnosis (with a focus on acute coronary occlusion), so learners can test their interpretation skills.
Dr. Helman and colleagues also hosted the 6th annual EM Cases Course, a sold-out conference, where participants got a chance to talk face-to-face with EM Cases guest experts about cases, questions, controversies, pearls and pitfalls on the first day. On the second day of the course the participants rotated through high fidelity simulations and rapid cycling procedure training.