The AFEM Presentation Bank

The AFEM Presentation Bank is a series of slide lectures corresponding to the AFEM Keystone, Core Interactive, and Expanded Interactive curricula. The curricula were created to address the significant barrier in African emergency care development attributable to a lack of high-quality, context-appropriate training resources. The Presentation Bank aims to supplement emergency care teaching and learning and parallels the curricula and the AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care (Oxford Press, 2013) 

All presentations are open-access and free to all users for viewing, downloading, and editing. They are designed to be easily adapted and specified to a particular setting, and we encourage teachers to add context-specific material and key points from their own practice to tailor the presentations to their environment.

 

Choosing Wisely

  1. Antibiotics should not be used to treat asymptomatic bacteriuria.
  2. Physicians should avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory infections since most are viral.
  3. Antibiotics should be avoided for stasis dermatitis of lower extremities. The standard of care is leg elevation plus compression.

Emergency Departments

Emergency Departments are for life or limb threatening emergencies, not 24 hour open access to a Doctor. You wouldn’t consult a cardiologist for a skin complaint, don’t consult Emergency Departments for anything other than emergencies.