about us

REBEL EM stands for Rational Evidence Based Evaluation of Literature in Emergency Medicine.  We cover a myriad of topics, primarily focusing on evidence-based clinical topics.

At its core, evidence-based medicine (EBM) incorporates clinical judgment, relevant scientific evidence, and patient values/preferences. Research and scientific evidence help inform care but should not dictate care of patients.

With the constant influx of new published research, it makes it difficult to stay current with the latest and greatest. REBEL EM was created October 2013 in an effort to cut down knowledge translation of research to clinical application (Bench to Bedside), using a structured critical appraisal method of evaluation.

REBEL Cast is the blog’s audio version. The podcast typically starts by setting a clinical stage with a pertinent clinical question, followed by a discussion of the paper with pertinent results, strengths, limitations, and further discussion. Finally, we end every podcast with clinical take home points from the papers being reviewed. If there are papers you think we should evaluate, email them to srrezaie@gmail.com.

REBEL Reviews takes on different topics, removes the fluff and consolidates the information into one high-yield chart or infographic. This will be a FREE resource and will cover a myriad of topics seen in emergency medicine and critical care.  Ever see a critically ill patient, and can’t remember the dosing of something or just how to do it? Well, hopefully, this will be a useful tool as you work clinically. If there are topics you want to see here, drop a line tosrrezaie@gmail.com.

REBEL EM has primarily been a clinical blog focusing on critical appraisal of research, but now we are proud to introduce REBEL Prez, in an effort to improve presentations. Lectures may not be the ideal way to communicate information but, they continue to be ubiquitous. One of our good friends, Ross Fisher, states that every great talk has three core components: the story, the supportive media, and the delivery. All three components are equally important for impactful presentations. Therefore, it’s important to improve our skills to optimize presentations by focusing on these three components of presentation design: The Preparation, The Design, and The Delivery

REBEL EM has primarily been a clinical blog focusing on critical appraisal of research, but now we are proud to introduce REBEL Core, an initiative to improve discussion of core content in emergency medicine/critical care. Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) has long been dedicated to discussing current literature to shorten knowledge translation. However, if all you use is FOAMed, then you will have “swiss cheese knowledge”, due to the lack of having foundational knowledge. The entire breadth of emergency medicine is not currently covered by FOAMed with a disproportionate representation of critical care topics (i.e. ECG, Ultrasound, Resuscitation, Procedures). REBEL Core will continue to discuss the foundational knowledge necessary in all aspects of emergency care.

We believe that critical care is not simply a location or a unit in a hospital, but the practice of providing care to those who need urgent support to treat or prevent a life-threatening illness. Whether you’re a paramedic, nurse, EM, IM, CCM doc, etc… REBEL Crit will help you critically appraise the literature so that you can deliver the highest quality, evidence based and compassionate care to your patients. REBELCrit not only review’s recent publications, but has many review article’s, on often complex topics, to help you, the busy provider, continue to provide the best care possible. Soon, REBELCrit will be launching a critical care podcast through our already popular REBELCast! REBELCrit strives to give you the most up to date and timely information so that you can be the best provider you can be and deliver the best care to your critically ill patients!

Knowledge translation (KT) is the process involved in moving research from the laboratory bench, research journals, and academic conferences to the hands of providers who can put it to practical use at the bedside or in the prehospital environment. REBEL EM has been dedicated to this initiative for several years and is now happy to present REBEL CME. The goal is to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for a nominal fee to support the blog, on several of these activities.