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Don’t Forget the Bubbles is a collaborative effort to create Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM) resources for paediatrics.  They take clinical knowledge back to the basics, cover loads of topics and do it all in style!  Check out their quick reference guides and clinical topics.  Then be sure to sign up for their weekly update and subscribe to their podcast.  You wont be disappointed.

Paediatric FOAMed is UK Paediatrics’ splash into the FOAM movement and is supported by the London School of Paediatrics.  They cover general paeds, acute/emergencies/PICU, neonatology, and community paediatrics in fun and enlightening ways.

PEM Infographics is the place for you if you want a quick and easily digestible way to learn.  The team at Derby’s Children’s Emergency Department started this site as a repository for all of the great infographics being made throughout the UK.

Pediatric EM Morsels is a FOAM site full of tasty morsels of medical education from Sean Fox, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in North Carolina, USA.  He hopes to enhance the education for ALL professions that provide care for children.

Pediatric Emergency Playbook is the brainchild of Tim Horeczko, an emergency physician with the heart of a teacher.  He hopes to “demystify the emergency care of infants and children” by sharing “tricks, tips and lessons learned.”  He has a great podcast as well!

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters is a free resource to bring all health professionals up to scratch on paediatric musculoskeletal problems.  Since their beginnings in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 2014, they’ve aimed to raise awareness to facilitate early diagnosis and improve clinical outcomes for this population.

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Geeky Medics was founded by Lewis Potter while he was a fourth-year medical student looking for better online medical education.  Today he is a GP trainee and still running the blog.  They’ve rallied a diverse community of health professionals around them to deliver some great content!  Geeky Quiz is their free quiz platform with over 2000 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge.  Well worth a look!

Paediatrics for Primary Care is run by Sheffield based Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant, Edward Snelson, who also used to be based in primary care.  He really knows how to break down a topic to give quick, understandable explanations of common paediatric conditions.

Teach Me Paediatrics is a comprehensive encyclopedia on paediatrics and neonatology, presented in a visually appealing and easy-to-read format.  Created by a team of paediatricians, each article provides structured knowledge on the topic at hand, while applying this to real case scenarios.

Paediatric Pearls hopes to support the CPD of health professionals working with children.  It is run by London-based paediatric consultant Julia Thomson.  They have a great list of medical abbreviations if you’re ever wondering what an AZOOR is.

Learn Pediatrics was developed by medical students and residents from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.  They take focus on learning pediatric clinical skills.

OrthoKids is the website for kids and their families to learn about orthopaedic conditions, injury prevent and treatment.  Feel free to pass this resource onto your patients and check it out for yourself for a clear, simple way to learn! 

Medscape is a medical education website with contributions from healthcare professionals worldwide.  They feature point-of-care drug and disease information and updates of the latest medical news.  Check out the ‘Pediatric’ page for paeds specific blogs, news and specific disease content.  Create a free account with them to stay up to date (they have a great app too!)

Life in the Fast Lane is a a blog by “Australasian critical care physicians and nurses exploring the changing world of eLearning, emergency medicine, critical care and toxicology through cases, fictionalized anecdotes and medical satire.”  They have been in the game a long time and are the cream of the crop. Take a dive into their suite of Podcasts as well.

"We believe that together with asynchornous learning and the flipped classroom, FOAM is part of the future of medical education and lifelong learning."

-Dr Mike Cadogan, Life In The Fast Lane

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