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Keeping Up With Your Literature

I’ve talked a lot about how important (and easy) it is to keep up with the literature in your field. Doing this is critical to staying at the top of your game. I’m posting the link to my short video on how to do this using current technology to make it as easy as possible. 

There are three categories of sources that you should be looking at:

  • Core sources – these contain articles that almost always relate to your area of interest. I read 8 core journals each month.
  • Non-core sources – these journals occasionally contain articles important to your field. I read 15 non-core journals monthly.
  • WTF sources – Yes, WTF! (World TaeKwonDo Federation for those of you who actually don’t know what this means). These are things that are totally off topic, but interesting. They sometimes give you a kick in the head and get you thinking about things that could be important in your field. These are very important! I read 18 WTF sources, most of which are updated daily.

You can download what Scott Weingart calls “show notes” by clicking here. It summarizes and gives some specific recommendations for things discussed in the video. 

If you want to see the full list of what I read every day, click here.

Please feel free to comment and share how you keep up in your field!

Tomorrow! Trauma Education: The Next Generation

Thursday, September 5 – 8am to noon Central time (1-5pm GMT)

Conference details here!

Link to the live web stream here!

This conference is less than 24 hours away! It is designed to provide high quality trauma education for physicians, nurses, and paramedics in a fast paced and innovative format.

Presentations include:

  • You think you know… – why we still believe trauma myths and how to bust them
  • Dislocated hip reduction techniques
  • Field amputation: indications, challenges, techniques
  • Finger thoracostomy – from Scott Weingart!
  • Burn size estimation
  • Nursing considerations in burn patients
  • Keeping rare but critical knowledge fresh
  • Intraosseous tips
  • E-FAST
  • Disruptive innovation in education
  • Curbside consults – we ask specialists the questions you always with you had

All of this, delivered in short, easy to digest presentations and videos!

For those of you unable to attend the live event at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, join our live web stream. Submit questions or comments to the presenters in real time via #TETNG13 on Twitter. See you there!

Link to the live web stream here!