ROCCEM Echo Intro.







We are glad to publish the first podcast in collaboration with Dr. Aref Malabarey (@3aaref), focusing on how and why should every emergency physician start incorporating echocardiography into his/her clinical assessments.

It is an invaluable tool that will change your way of thinking about so many clinical presentation and will definitely have great implications on managing some of your sickest patients.

So, stay tuned and remember: You will “ROCC’EM’!


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P.S. We’ll be publishing our podcasts on iTunes soon.

Under pressure!



Question 1: What is hyperbaric O2 therapy?

Question 2: What are the indications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Questions 3: What are the contraindications and complications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?


To help answer these questions check the following resources:


1) The Under see and Hyperbolic Medical Society. UHMS

2) The Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s systemic review.

3) A well prepared PowerPoint presentation available directly on Google search by GASTON DANA, D.O.


What works & what doesn’t in GI bleeds?


Question 1: What is the Evidence behind the use of NGT, PPI’s & Octreotide?

Question 2: When would you transfuse blood?

Question 3: When would you want to scope your patient?


To help answering these questions:

(1) NICE:

(2) NICE:

(3) How to Identify and Manage Massive Gastroesophageal Hemorrhage:


(4) SGEM#61: Blood on Blood (Transfusion Strategies for Upper GI Bleeds)

(5) Practical Evidence – Episode 5 – Upper GI Bleed Guidelines

(6) EMCrit Podcast 5 – Intubating the Critical GI Bleeder

(7) Thinking Critical –


(9) LITFL- EBM Upper GI Haemorrhage


Welcome to ROCCEM!

I’ve been a #FOAMed consumer for quite sometime now, and I have always wanted to be a contributor, but with the plethora of blogs, podcasts, video casts and the tens if not hundreds of fantastic emergency & critical care docs who are spending and have spent tremendous amount of effort, putting many hours into creating the world of #FOAMed as we know it today, it became quite challenging to even think about starting my own project!

But it took @srrezaie , @EM_Educator and the fantastic folks at “The international Teaching Course” in Baltimore, Maryland back in April of 2014  only one day to convince me that any body can do it and that it was worthwhile!

So, it begins here, and our mission is to bridge the gap between #FOAMed and emergency medicine residencies core curriculum, as we want to show our trainees when and how to break loose from all the constraints of classical teaching, as they embark into their future careers.

The ultimate goal is to create physicians who are capable of providing their patients with the most relevant, up-to-date & evidence based medical care.