Hello world!

Over the past year, I’ve been creating a lot of videos to teach students about Emergency Medicine. Asynchronously. There have been a lot of reasons I started down this path and most of the students have enjoyed the lessons. I’ve also learned a lot through trial and error.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with what I’m talking about, here’s a sample of a video by the Khan Academy. (Check this site out if you haven’t, it’s amazing).

Continue reading “Hello world!”

How to read an EKG

You should not leave medical school without a basic understanding of how to read an EKG. So watch these videos then download the unlabeled EKG’s for you to read prior to class (or in class). See how you do. If there are some you have trouble with, ask me or anyone of the other Emergency Physicians in the department.

I welcome any feedback on the quality of this as a learning experience for you.

How to perform an ECG

Electrodes to leaads

Rate and Rhythm


PR Interval

QRS Interval

QT Interval

ST-segments, Q-waves and T-waves (MI’s)

Neonatal Resuscitation

If resuscitation of children is anxiety provoking, resuscitation of neonates is downright terrifying.

Here we go through the 2010 Guidelines for the management of the neonate or newly born child requiring resuscitation. Remember that these are predominantly respiratory emergencies, even when presenting with bradycardia.

Here’s part I

and part II

And here’s the worksheet for these videos.