Tricks of the Trade in Emergency Medicine

This color, hard-bound, coffee table book summarizes our favorite 50 tricks and tips that solve common problems and dilemmas in the emergency department.

Lin M, Haas MRC, Hayes BD, Joshi N. Tricks of the Trade in Emergency Medicine. Redwood City, CA: ALiEM Publishing, 2020. ISBN 978-0-9992825-5-7


Academic Life in Emergency Medicine

I created ALiEM, initially as a single-author blog site in 2009 to serve as a repository for my reflections, lecture notes, and a behind-the-scenes look at life as an academic educator and emergency physician. It has since blossomed into a full, web-based publication site focused on Emergency Medicine with a network of editors and authors working collaborative from around the globe.

ALiEM University

I co-created ALiEM University (ALiEMU) in 2014 to provide free learning management system for Emergency Medicine learning. We firmly believe in our mantra "be free to learn," such that all content is open-access. This site features various courses, such as the popular Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Series, Pediatric EM Point of Care Ultrasonography Series, and Bridge to Emergency Medicine.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Webometrics Studying quantitative aspects of the construction and use of information resources, structures, and technologies on the Web, particularly scholarly blogs and podcasts, drawing on bibliometric and informetric approaches

Lin M, Phipps M, Yilmaz Y, Nash CJ, Gisondi MA, Chan TM. Fork in the Road for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Blogs and Podcasts: Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Medical Education. 2022; 8(4):e39946.

Thoma B, Chan TM, Kapur P, et al. The Social Media Index as an Indicator of Quality for Emergency Medicine Blogs: A METRIQ Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;72(6):696-702. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.05.003

Lin M, Joshi N, Grock A, et al. Approved Instructional Resources Series: A National Initiative to Identify Quality Emergency Medicine Blog and Podcast Content for Resident Education. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(2):219-225. DOI: 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00388.1

Chan TM, Thoma B, Krishnan K, et al. Derivation of Two Critical Appraisal Scores for Trainees to Evaluate Online Educational Resources: A METRIQ Study. West J Emerg Med. 2016;17(5):574-584. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2016.6.30825

Thoma B, Sanders JL, Lin M, Paterson QS, Steeg J, Chan TM. The social media index: measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites. West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(2):242-249. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2015.1.24860

Cadogan M, Thoma B, Chan TM, Lin M. Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM): the rise of emergency medicine and critical care blogs and podcasts (2002-2013). Emerg Med J. 2014;31(e1):e76-e77. DOI: 10.1136/emermed-2013-203502

Digital Scholarship Scholarly blogs, podcasts, and other digital tools play an integral role in knowledge translation in the health professions.

Riddell J, Robins L, Brown A, Sherbino J, Lin M, Ilgen JS. Independent and Interwoven: A Qualitative Exploration of Residents' Experiences With Educational Podcasts. Acad Med. 2020;95(1):89-96. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002984

Lin-Martore M, Olvera MP, Kornblith AE, et al. Evaluating a Web-based Point-of-care Ultrasound Curriculum for the Diagnosis of Intussusception. AEM Educ Train. 2020;5(3):e10526. Published 2020 Sep 23. DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10526

Azan B, Innes ME, Thoma B, et al. How I Work Smarter: A Qualitative Analysis of Emergency Physicians' Strategies for Clinical and Non-clinical Productivity. Cureus. 2019;11(4):e4499. Published 2019 Apr 18. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.4499

Patocka C, Lin M, Voros J, Chan T. Point-of-care Resource Use in the Emergency Department: A Developmental Model. AEM Educ Train. 2018;2(3):221-228. Published 2018 May 30. DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10101

Virtual Communities of Practice Although society is increasingly interconnected by digital technologies, crafting a meaningful, engaged, and growth-minded virtual community requires intentional design and facilitation.

Gottlieb M, Yarris LM, Krzyzaniak SM, et al. Faculty development using a virtual community of practice: Three-year outcomes of the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine Faculty Incubator program. AEM Educ Train. 2021;5(3):e10626. Published 2021 Jul 1. DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10626

Zaver F, Battaglioli N, Rose CC, Montrief T, Alvarez A, Lin M. Professional development during a pandemic: a live virtual conference for emergency medicine chief residents. CJEM. 2021;23(5):696-699. DOI: 10.1007/s43678-021-00146-3

Rose C, Mott S, Alvarez A, Lin M. Physically distant, educationally connected: Interactive conferencing in the era of COVID-19. Med Educ. 2020;54(8):758-759. DOI: 10.1111/medu.14192

Rose CC, Haas MRC, Yilmaz Y, et al. ALiEM Connect: Large-Scale, Interactive, Virtual Residency Programming in Response to COVID-19. Acad Med. 2021;96(10):1419-1424. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004122

Paetow G, Zaver F, Gottlieb M, Chan TM, Lin M, Gisondi MA. Online Mastermind Groups: A Non-hierarchical Mentorship Model for Professional Development. Cureus. 2018;10(7):e3013. Published 2018 Jul 20. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.3013

Gisondi MA, Chou A, Joshi N, et al. Curriculum Design and Implementation of the Emergency Medicine Chief Resident Incubator. Cureus. 2018;10(2):e2223. Published 2018 Feb 24. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.2223

Tomlinson S, Haas M, Skaugset LM, et al. Using Twitter to increase content dissemination and control educational content with Presenter Initiated and Generated Live Educational Tweets (PIGLETs). Med Teach. 2017;39(7):768-772. DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1317727

Physician Well-Being Burnout rates are alarming in the health professions, but especially in emergency medicine.

Li-Sauerwine S, Rebillot K, Melamed M, Addo N, Lin M. A 2-Question Summative Score Correlates with the Maslach Burnout Inventory. West J Emerg Med. 2020;21(3):610-617. Published 2020 Apr 21. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.2.45139

Lin M, Battaglioli N, Melamed M, Mott SE, Chung AS, Robinson DW. High Prevalence of Burnout Among US Emergency Medicine Residents: Results From the 2017 National Emergency Medicine Wellness Survey. Ann Emerg Med. 2019;74(5):682-690. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.01.037

Zaver F, Battaglioli N, Denq W, et al. Identifying Gaps and Launching Resident Wellness Initiatives: The 2017 Resident Wellness Consensus Summit. West J Emerg Med. 2018;19(2):342-345. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2017.11.36240

Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club (2014-17) In collaboration with the Annals of Emergency Medicine journal, our ALiEM team published discussion points from our multimodal, online, crowdsourced discussion of landmark research papers in emergency medicine.

Lin M, Joshi N, Hayes BD, Chan TM. Accelerating Knowledge Translation: Reflections From the Online ALiEM-Annals Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club Experience. Ann Emerg Med. 2017;69(4):469-474. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.11.010

Westafer L, Hensley J, Shaikh S, Lin M. Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club: A Social Media Discussion About the Lack of Association Between Press Ganey Scores and Emergency Department Analgesia. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;67(1):49-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.04.012

Rezaie SR, Swaminathan A, Chan T, Shaikh S, Lin M. Global emergency medicine journal club: a social media discussion about the Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Cutoff Levels To Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;65(5):604-613. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.02.024

Trueger NS, Murray H, Kobner S, Lin M. Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club: A Social Media Discussion About the Outpatient Management of Patients With Spontaneous Pneumothorax by Using Pigtail Catheters. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;66(4):409-416. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.05.002

Radecki R, Rezaie S, Lin M. Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club: Social Media Responses to the November 2013 Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014 Apr, 63(4):490-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.033

Chan TM, Rosenberg H, Lin M. Global emergency medicine journal club: social media responses to the January 2014 online emergency medicine journal club on subarachnoid hemorrhage. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(1):88-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.05.015

Thoma B, Rolston D, Lin M. Global emergency medicine journal club: social media responses to the march 2014 annals of emergency medicine journal club on targeted temperature management. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(2):207-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.06.003

Critical Appraisal of Emergency Medicine Education Research (2008-13) This annual series, featured in Academic Emergency Medicine, scored and highlighted the best EM education research papers. The purpose of this series was to spotlight quality scholarship in education as a role model for educator-scholars.

Farrell SE, Kuhn GJ, Coates WC, et al. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine education research: the best publications of 2013. Acad Emerg Med. 2014;21(11):1274-1283. DOI: 10.1111/acem.12507

Lin M, Fisher J, Coates WC, et al. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine education research: the best publications of 2012. Acad Emerg Med. 2014;21(3):322-333. DOI: 10.1111/acem.12336

Fisher J, Lin M, Coates WC, et al. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine educational research: the best publications of 2011. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(2):200-208. DOI: 10.1111/acem.12070

Shayne P, Coates WC, Farrell SE, et al. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine educational research: the best publications of 2010. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(10):1081-1089. DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01191.x

Kuhn GJ, Shayne P, Coates WC, et al. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine educational research: the best publications of 2009. Acad Emerg Med. 2010;17 Suppl 2:S16-S25. DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00899.x

Farrell SE, Coates WC, Khun GJ, Fisher J, Shayne P, Lin M. Highlights in emergency medicine medical education research: 2008. Acad Emerg Med. 2009;16(12):1318-1324. DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00570.x

Education Scholarship During Fellowship Training As part of the 2012 Society of Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Consensus Conference on education scholarship in emergency medicine, these papers highlighted the importance of creating an intentional curriculum and consistent standards.

Coates WC, Lin M, Clarke S, et al. Defining a core curriculum for education scholarship fellowships in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(12):1411-1418. DOI: 10.1111/acem.12036

Lin M, Santen SA, Yarris LM, et al. Development of a training needs assessment for an education scholarship fellowship in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(12):1419-1424. DOI: 10.1111/acem.12035

Yarris LM, Coates WC, Lin M, et al. A suggested core content for education scholarship fellowships in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(12):1425-1433. DOI: 10.1111/acem.12032