Mike Cadogan (@sandnsurf on Twitter, http://lifeinthefastlane.com , https://gmep.imeducate.com) is taking mighty leaps for mankind in creating a grand unifying resource for medical education (and particularly Emergency Medicine and Critical Care) by running with the FOAM concept germinated at ICEM 2012 over a pint or two of Guinness. He has coalesced the world of EM/CC blogging here: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/2012/08/foam-emcc-bloggers/
For those who say, “FOAM, what’s that?” I will explain – we believe FOAM is the future of medical education and asynchronous learning, and stands for Free Open Access Meducation
Mike’s groovy little FOAM logo
The Twitter newbie @yarcusmong did a wonderful job of tweeting the recent Winter Symposium of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine from Cairns. A snapshot of the analytics looks like this:
The full analytic and the transcript of the Twitter conversation can be accessed at the symplur website here, and customised as required.
This 53 year old man is an ex-smoker, with HTN well controlled by a single agent.
He presented to the ED under duress from his wife and GP with intermittent atypical pain which is sometimes worse with exertion, has a slight pleuritic variation, and radiates to shoulders. He mentions a more severe pain 2 days ago lasting a couple of hours with onset at rest. This was preceded by about three weeks of occasional slight exertional dyspnoea and chest tightness.
This is his ECG with mild residual discomfort:
What are your thoughts?