ePulse is our weekly information update regarding various medical conditions, platforms and links added to the Ventricle Database

ePulse: Highlights of the week 2 – 8 May 2020

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It looks like the world is slowly returning to a somewhat normal state after COVID challenged not just medical systems but the integrity of evidence based medicine. In the world of FOAM, we rely on peer reviews to guide the posting of medical content and this has served us well.We look forward to the next few months and how colleagues will present the "evidence". The highlight of this week is algorithms and kudos to the WikEM Algorithm project for bringing these to life. All algorithms are now available on Ventricle and compliments the resources that we have already uploaded regarding these specific topics.

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ePulse: Highlights of the week 24 April – 1 May 2020

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What a week! COVID is still a big topic among FOAM contributors, although some authors are starting to dive into new topics. This week we share of some of the new as well as some of the golden oldies we found on published sites dedicated to #FOAM. We also take a look at some of the new features integrated into the V E N T R I C L E desktop interface. You will notice that we have integrated search functionality for videos, content and ER Drugs into the platform that makes it a so much easier to find what you are looking for.

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VENTRICLE: Diving Deep

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The advantage of developing a tool like Ventricle is that we can see at a glance what topics are posted throughout the #FOAM realm and display them in neat charts for evaluation by all that is posting or exploring the content. Below is up to date information regarding the content available within V2.0.

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VENTRICLE: Introductions

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What is Ventricle and why did we go through the trouble to develop it? Well, it comes down to clicks and accessibility to resources. The world of medical informatics is fast paced and so is access to information in healthcare.

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COVID-19: Prognosis and Palliative Care

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The reality is that COVID-19 is associated with mortality and that it is vitally important to identify those patients that might not survive and have discussions regarding goals of care, early in your management strategy. In British Columbia we use the MOST form that can be used effectively to discuss goals of care regarding CPR, ventilation, dialysis and nutrition. Every person deserves care and as physicians we can reduce suffering and play an integral role in managing symptoms and patient expectations and fears effectively.

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