Thank you to everyone who continues to read this blog! I have managed to have a new post up every week for the last year. Including weeks with multiple posts, I have created more than 75 blog posts accounting for more than 150,000 words over the last year. Considering that this is my hobby, I think that is quite a lot, and I have decided to use the long weekend in Canada to give myself a week off. (If anyone out there has actually read all 150,000 words, you will also probably be thankful for the vacation.)
More content is already scheduled for next week, but if anyone really wants some FOAM content before then, let me recommend some of my favourite ever-green posts from that past, that may be new to the many thousands of subscribers who have joined the ride in the last year:
- One of my most popular post of all time describes the many cognitive errors that we can fall prey to in the course of our job. However, I actually think the more important post is the accompanying article that discusses the many shortcomings of applying cognitive theory in expert medical decision making. I have written 5 textbook chapters on cognitive errors for a textbook that should be out sometime soon. I am excited about it, and will let you know when it is available.
- My post on performance under pressure is incredibly long, but it covers a lot of important material, and remains one of the jewels on this website (in my mind).
- We don’t see tracheostomy problems often in the emergency department, but when we do there isn’t time to look up an approach. This has happened to me a few times over the last year, so I am always happy to have reviewed this algorithm.
- It’s not the best written post on the website, but the morass of evidence for thrombolytics for ischemic stroke is always a fun way to get into evidence based medicine, if you don’t know enough about this controversy. There will be more about this on the blog sometime soon.
That is all for now. Regular content will be back next week.
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