Online Learning Resources

We have provided you with links to many very high-quality, interactive web sites that focus on interpretation of various types of common studies you will order for your patients (e.g. ECG, CXR, PFT, ABG, U/A), review of physical exam, video review of common procedures (e.g. paracentesis, thoracentesis, central venous line), and free online internal medicine textbooks.

Evaluation criteria: You receive credit for trying any of these sites. You need to briefly describe what you did, why, and whether you found the resource helpful.

General History, Physical Exam, and Oral Presentations

Online Internal Medicine Textbooks

Textbooks available through Accessmedicine.com. Must be signed in through VPN.

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiac Auscultation

  • Cardiac auscultation

http://www.wilkes.med.ucla.edu/intro.html

http://www.cardiologysite.com

http://www.blaufuss.org/ (This is the most popular auscultation site)

ECG (Please note more information on ECGs can be found in conference section of the website)

  • ECG Learning Center – An excellent tutorial, http://library.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/
  • KG/EKG Press, http://www.kg-ekgpress.com
  • ECG Wave Maven – Great case based resource, http://ecg.bidmc.harvard.edu/maven/mavenmain.asp
    • This can be used as a reference which shows the interpretation or you can quiz yourself by clicking “quiz mode”. We strongly recommend you limit the difficulty level (red box at left upper corner) to level 1 and if you are feeling confident, you can include level 2.

High Value Care

http://hvc.acponline.org/curriculum_list.html

Laboratory Medicine

http://www.labtestsonline.org

Infectious Disease

Antibiotics

  • The Hopkins Antibiotic Guide:

http://www.hopkins-abxguide.org//

(Great site for info on best antibiotics for certain diseases, current guidelines for treatment. Available to download to palm.)

Nephrology

Renal Failure/Acid-base

Urinalysis

Pulmonary

Critical Care Medicine Tutorials (Information on respiratory failure & vents)

Pulmonary Auscultation

Pulmonary Function Tests

Spirometry/SpirometryHome.html

Lung Auscultation Tutorial

(This site came highly recommended by a medical student)

General Radiology

  • Cardiothoracic Imaging

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ecg-library/

  • Radiology Case Museum – A huge database great for finding examples of abnormal findings but not really set up as a tutorial

http://myweb.lsbu.ac.uk/dirt/museum/museum.html

  • This site comes recommended by a student and provides an excellent tutorial in how to read a CXR if you click on the “interpretation” link.

http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/cxr/index.html

http://www.yale.edu/imaging/contents.html

Dermatology

Video Review of Common Procedures

Videos available through Accessmedicine.com. Must be signed in through VPN.

Software

(Great medicine products for your palm pilot.)

  • USPSTF guidelines for pocket pc and palm

http://www.guideline.gov/resources/pda.aspx