Boilerplate Templates

If you search for a page on WikEM and don’t find it, you can always create a new one by clicking on the red link at the top of the search results

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The boilerplate templates will have preset headings to ensure consistency across article creation.  They also will prevent you from having to remember all the necessary components to create a great page.   However, feel free to modify or delete sections not pertinent to the page.

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Recently a fantastic online resource for journal review, brought to our attention that content from their journal club had been copied onto WikEM Journal Club.  We support open access to content but more importantly believe in protecting copyright and attributing authorship.   We have removed content that was in violation of their copyright and we will begin drafting copyright terms for our site which until this point have not existed.

If copyrighted content is replicated on WikEM permission must be obtained in writing from the original source.  If you are summarizing preexisting content it must be sufficiently different from original source.

Please also see the MediaWiki Foundation’s take on plagerism on wikipedia Read more

Journal Club

In the spirit of FOAMed, we introduce WikEM Journal Club.  Anyone worldwide can contribute, and each article review will build a list of must read articles for residents and practicing physicians. The best part, all journal club reviews are available offline using the WikEM mobile app.

To strengthen learning, we have a series of Dr. Amy Kaji’s review questions that can be added to the end of any journal review. (ie  TTM) or you can write your own question using this example.… Read more

Reading Club: Week 3

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine (7th Edition)


Chapter 290: Child Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 291: Female and Male Sexual Assault

Chapter 292: Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse

Chapter 293: Abuse of the Elderly and Impaired

Pages 1975 – 1990

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Reading Club: Week 2

Reading Selection

Chapter 100: Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in the Nonpregnant Female

Pages 672 – 676 (Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, 7th Edition)

Key Points and Pearls

  • The bimanual exam is of limited value given its lack of accuracy and reproducibility for complaints such as CMT, adnexal tenderness or masses
  • Ovarian cysts may cause pain when they rupture, precipitate ovarian torsion, or become large enough to cause pressure on adjacent structures
  • Hormonal contraception is used to prevent cysts from forming (rather than to treat persistent functional cysts)
  • Risk factors for torsion include ovarian cysts, tumors, pregnancy, and chemical induction of ovulation
  • PID treatment includes ceftriaxone 250mg IM x 1 + doxycycline 100mg PO BID x 14 days + metronidazole 500mg PO BID x
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Reading Club: Week 1

Reading Selection

Chapter 39: Pain Management in Infants and Children

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine (7th Edition) pages 265 – 270


Key Points and Pearls

  • Pediatric procedures should be performed with pharmacological and nonpharmacological adjuncts to minimize pain (analgesia), decrease anxiety (anxiolysis), and provide sedation.
  • Fasting status has no correlation with aspiration. Preprocedural fasting is not required and only prevents a theoretical risk of aspiration, though no evidence supports this risk.

Add your notes to Pain Management in Infants and Children wiki page… Read more

Board Review Questions

Our goal at WikEM is to provide physicians with bedside information and continuing medical education resources.  As we continue to expand the information on the site, we are pleased to to announce the addition of board review questions.

Amy Kaji MD PhD, faculty at Harbor-UCLA, has created an extraordinary set of Emergency Medicine review questions. These questions will live on WikEM with eventual incorporation into articles and CME modules.

The questions are not yet formatted for the wiki and we need all users help to integrate them into the site.

Please help format the questions for wiki quiz format and advance your own medical education!

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