Bad Puns and Pre(Pee)-Test Probabilities

New episode from Dr Ravera and PEMGEMS out 7/24.

“To people who know me, it will come as no surprise that I love statistics and bad puns. So have fun streaming this e-piss-ode as we learn about whom to test, how to test, and what to do with the result. We also reveal a PEM GEMS exclusive: Ravera’s Spectrum, the Joe Ravera approach to the diagnosis of pediatric UTI. Hopefully you find this to be liquid gold!”


Status Epilepticus: The Chess Game of the Emergency Department

Episode 4 just released from Dr. Ravera at 

Check it out today!


“The radio call comes in: a 3 year old who is actively seizing. Time to get the board set up and play. In this episode we strive to be more than just algorithm readers; we want to be a status epilepticus grandmaster. Let’s learn to think moves ahead and make calculated sacrifices as we try to checkmate a child’s seizure.”




The official blog of the University of Vermont Emergency Medicine Residency

With this site we aim to showcase the contributions to the #FOAM movement from residents, faculty, and students in Emergency Medicine at the University of Vermont.

Our content will range from journal reviews, clinical cases, podcasts, and unique images.

To start things off we have the project of our Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Joe Ravera, has recently launched a podcast focused on pediatric emergency medicine over at He offers a host of tips and tricks for taking care of children in the Emergency Department.

Check out his most recent episode on neonatal fever Trying to answer the unanswerable question !