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Free Open Access Medical Education Resources #FOAMED

The following is a compilation of some of our favorite EMS related publications and resources. Resources and evidence that are peer reviewed should be considered most reliable. 

Blogs and Peer Reviewed Publications

Emcrit Blog

we bring the best evidence-based information from the fields of critical care, resuscitation, and trauma and translate it for bedside use in the Emergency Department (ED) and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Every two weeks we post a full ~20-minute podcast. In between, the site gets filled with blogposts, links, and EMCrit Wees (miniature podcasts). CME is available for EMCrit Podcasts. To get the maximum benefit from the site, sign up for notifications in your email whenever we post a new podcast. We never spam or sell your address–EVER!

Life in the FastLane Blog

LITFL is a medical blog and website dedicated to providing free online emergency medicine and critical care insights and education for everyone, everywhere...anytime. Our Team, headed by Mike Cadogan & Chris Nickson, consists (mostly) of emergency physicians and intensivists based in Australia and New Zealand. We invite you to use our content in anyway to help others learn, all we ask is that you spread the word about the FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) revolution...and get #FOAMed !

Smart FOAM app

SmartFOAM puts all your favorite FOAM sites in one handy app. It includes a feed of all FOAM posts; an ability to search just through FOAM resources; access to the FOAM guidelines website; and a list and link to other FOAM websites.

On iTunes

EMS 12-Lead Blog

Cardiac Rhythm Analysis 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, Resuscitation

Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog

Cases come from all over the world. Patient identifiers have been redacted or patient consent has been obtained. The contents of this site have not been reviewed nor approved by Hennepin County Medical Center and any views or opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Hennepin County Medical Center.

Outstanding blog with all the latest science in resuscitation.

Medic Mindset - A podcast for EMS Responders

Ginger Locke is a paramedic and professor of EMS students in the US. She has long been fascinated with the inner-workings of medics minds. In this podcast, she interviews medics face-to-face, in long, intimate format. She thoughtfully asks her guests to open up about their mindset, routines, mistakes, thought-processes, and lessons hard-learned.

She is on twitter @gingerlockeatx and show notes from each episode can be found at

Prehospital Emergency Care Journal

Prehospital Emergency Care publishes peer-reviewed information relevant to the practice, educational advancement, and investigation of prehospital emergency care, including the following types of articles: Special Contributions - Original Articles - Education and Practice - Preliminary Reports - Case Conferences - Position Papers - Collective Reviews - Editorials - Letters to the Editor - Media Reviews

Peer reviewed print journal


Circulation publishes original research manuscripts, review articles, and other invited content related to cardiovascular health and disease, including observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes studies, and advances in basic and translational research.

Trade Journals

EMS1 is revolutionizing the way in which the EMS community finds relevant news, identifies important training information, interacts with each other and researches product purchases and suppliers.


JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) seeks to improve patient care in the prehospital setting and promote positive change in EMS by delivering information and education from industry leaders, change makers and emerging voices.

EMS World is the online home of EMS World Magazine. EMS World provides EMS news and training for paramedics, EMTs, firefighters and public safety ..