EM:RAP COVID-19 Resources


EM:RAP is committed to providing the healthcare community with the latest news and education needed to navigate this rapidly-changing COVID-19 environment. This page contains a variety of free, open-access educational resources designed to support the EM community and their patients during this challenging time. Stay safe out there, friends.


EM:RAP is hosting regular live events during this crisis. Check this page often for the latest updates. Once a live event has occurred, we will post the recording from that show below in the "videos" section of this page.


Date: June 2, 2020

Title: EM:RAP Live: COVID-19 Update

Summary: Mel and the team have a fantastic show planned for you tonight. Our expert guests will give you the latest updates on therapeutics, pediatric syndrome, cardiac manifestations, ICU care, and reports from faculty and friends on the front lines around the world. We will also conduct a critical review of Remdesivir, discuss who and when to anticoagulate, and thoroughly review what we know to date about this disease and what still remains unknown. We have a great show planned for you. Don’t miss it!

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxwzhuYyeejWW1MIwIXi1Iw


CorePendium* is the new, revolutionary online Emergency Medicine textbook by EM:RAP. We are continually updating our COVID-19 CorePendium chapter with the latest literature, guidance, and other resources so you have what you need when it matters most. We are also in the process of translating and continuously updating multiple international editions of this chapter for our colleagues around the world.

*Reminder: CorePendium is still in beta as we continue to add technical functionality and refine the content.


May 27, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap20207/emrap2020

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: COVID-19 and Flu Mortality

Mel Herbert, MD and David Schriger, MD


May 22, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020may4/emrap2020may

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Sweden and Dangers of Non-Peer Reviewed Information

Mel Herbert, MD; David Schriger, MD; and Jerry Hoffman, MD


May 20, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020may20th/emrap2020may20th

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Your Mental Health Matters

Heidi James, MD and Beth Watson, PhD


May 13, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020may1/neurologic

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Neurologic Manifestations of COVID-19

Evie Marcolini, MD and Anand Swaminathan, MD


May 11, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020may11th/rop2020may11th

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: Long-Term Care Facilities and COVID

Heidi James, MD and Joe Weatherly, DO


May 10, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020may10th/rop2020may10th

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: Updates on COVID in Pregnancy

Heidi James, MD and Penny Wilson, MD


May 6, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap20206/protecting

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Protecting Higher Risk Clinicians, and Kawasaki Disease in Kids and COVID - 19

Drs. Al Sacchetti, Jessica Mason, and Ilene Claudius


May 1, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020may1st/emrap2020may1st


Jessica Mason, MD and Jennifer Farah, MD


April 27, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020april7/emrap2020april

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Ventilator Management Update

Anand Swaminathan, MD and Haney Mallemat, MD


April 25, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020april3/rop2020april

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: Helping Kids and Families Cope During COVID

Beth Watson, PhD and Heidi James, MD


April 24, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020april6/emrap2020april


Al Sacchetti, MD


April 20, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020april5/emrap2020april

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Medicolegal Challenges and Tent Triage

Drs. Anand Swaminathan, Gita Pensa, and Josh Bucher


April 15, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020april2/rop2020april

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: COVID Infection Control

Heidi James, MD and Casey Parker, MD


April 13, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020april1/rop2020april

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: Palliative Care During COVID-19

Heidi James, MD and Vanessa Cardy, MD


April 10, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020april3/emrap2020april

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Shift Routines

Drs. Anand Swaminathan, Jessica Mason, MD, Al Sacchetti, Jenny Beck-Esmay, Haney Mallemat, Josh Bucher, Salim Rezaie, Mike Weinstock, Heidi James, Gita Pensa, and Megan Ranney


April 8, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020april8th/rop2020april8th

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: Goals of Care During COVID-19

Casey Parker, MD and Vanessa Cardy, MD


April 6, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020april2/emrap2020april

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Medications for COVID-19 and Chloroquine Toxicity

Drs. Anand Swaminathan, Isaac Bogoch, Stuart Swadron, and Sean Nordt


April 3, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020april1/emrap2020april

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Airway Management in COVID-19

Al Sacchetti, MD and Jessica Whittle, MD


April 3, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020april3rd/covidin

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: Updates on COVID in Pregnancy

Penny Wilson, MD and Heidi James, MD


March 27, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020march9/emrap2020march1

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Lung ultrasound and COVID-19

Drs. Anand Swaminathan, Jacob Avila, and Mike Stone


March 25, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020march25/covid

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: Preparing for an influx of COVID-19 patients in the rural setting

Adrien Selim, MD and Vanessa Cardy, MD FCFP


March 23, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020march8/emrap2020march

EM:RAP Audio: CorePendium chapter updates

Mel Herbert, MD and Jessica Mason, MD


March 21, 2020: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-wont-hurt-a-bit/id1047494657

This Won't Hurt a Bit: The latest in COVID-19 news, medical science, and cocktail recipes

Dr. Mel Herbert, Dr. Jessica Mason, and Dave Mason


March 20, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020march7/emrap2020march

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Clinical decisions tools and COVID-10

Drs. Anand Swaminathan, Joe Habboushe, and Eric Steinberg


March 19, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/rop2020march19/rop2020march19

Right on Prime BREAKING NEWS: COVID in Pregnancy

Penny Wilson, MD and Heidi James, MD


March 16, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020march5/emrap2020march

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: An Italian physician's experience with patients in the hot zone

Simon Carley, MD and Roberto Cosentini, MD


March 13, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020march3/emrap2020march

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Management of the critical COVID-19 patient

Anand Swaminathan, MD FAAEM and Scott Weingart, MD


March 6, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020march2/emrap2020march

EM:RAP BREAKING NEWS: Pearls on ventilating COVID-19 patients

Haney Mallemat, MD FAAEM and Anand Swaminathan, MD FAAEM


March 3, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2020march1/emrap2020march


Anand Swaminathan, MD and Isaac Bogoch, MD


May 27, 2020: https://youtu.be/5-rSI4r3y2c

Una Edición Especial de EM:RAP LIVE Sobre la Pandemia COVID-19

Drs. Pablo Aguilera, Alonso Miguel, Wendy Ruggeri, Eliecer Cohen y Adelaida Goldman


May 20, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ym_t5maUI

Una Edición Especial de EM:RAP LIVE Sobre la Pandemia COVID-19

Drs. Pablo Aguilera, Alonso Miguel, Greg Moran, Nicolas Rodriguez, Manrique Umaña, y Adriana Yock

May 13, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8iW2OUFAQI

Una Edición Especial de EM:RAP LIVE Sobre la Pandemia COVID-19

Drs. Pablo Aguilera, Carlos Basaure, María Paz García, Freddy Hermenegildo, e Isabel Velasco

May 12, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGyP7JDBL74&t=3s

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Scott Brewster, Sara Crager, Britt Guest, Mel Herbert, Jerry Hoffman, Heidi James, Sean Nordt, Evie Marcolini, Jess Mason, David Schriger, Stuart Swadron, David Talan, and Penny Wilson

April 29, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvWGPycrQzw

Una Edición Especial de EM:RAP LIVE Sobre la Pandemia COVID-19

Drs. Pablo Aguilera, Leonardo Chacon, Sara Crager, Priscilla Cruz, Alonso Miguel, Greg Moran, y Rolando Valenzuela

April 28, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnKQv-cQSiE

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Ilene Claudius, Sara Crager, Peter DeBlieux, Kathy Garvin (RN), Mel Herbert, Jessica Mason, Sean Nordt, David Schriger, Stuart Swadron, and Anand Swaminathan

April 22, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLFZ6p52LME

Una Edición Especial de EM:RAP LIVE Sobre la Pandemia COVID-19

Drs. Pablo Aguilera, Alonso Miguel, Greg Moran, Pascual Piñera, Manrique Umaña, e Isabel Velasco

April 21, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHa5k5uAp08

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Susy DeMeester, Mel Herbert, Evie Marcolini, Jessica Mason, Sean Nordt, David Schriger, Jan Shoenberger, Stuart Swadron, Anand Swaminathan, David Talan, and Peter Viccellio

April 14, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6votVNOGfk

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Sara Crager, Thomas DeLoughery, Mel Herbert, Michael Katz, Amal Mattu, Sean Nordt, David Schriger, Stuart Swadron, Anand Swaminathan, and David Talan

April 7, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klnVOjE1O-I

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Andrea Bertozzi, Vanessa Cardy, Sara Crager, Mel Herbert, Sean Nordt, David Schriger, Anand Swaminathan, Stuart Swadron and David Talan

March 25, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e51V9M2avrw

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Evie Marcolini, Scott Weingart, Anand Swaminathan, David Talan, Dara Kass, Jenny Beck-Esmay, and Mel Herbert

March 19, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8We9m3egLbc&feature=youtu.be

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Mel Herbert, Jessica Mason, David Schriger, and David Talan

March 16, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5PAPOl1tA0

A Walkthrough of the COVID-19 CorePendium Chapter

Mel Herbert, MD and Jessica Mason, MD

March 11, 2020: https://www.emrap.org/episode/covid19updateem/covid19updateem

An EM:RAP LIVE Special Edition on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mel Herbert, MD and David Talan, MD


In an effort to provide high-quality Emergency Medicine educational content for residency programs' weekly conference during social distancing, we have created a suggested weekly curriculum.

NOTE: EM:RAP is providing all Residency Directors, Associate Directors, and Assistant Directors with free 3-month EM:RAP subscriptions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. To request access, please send us a message at contact@emrap.org.

The curriculum for June 1-5, 2020 will be the last one organized by our team. We hope that you have found these structured curricula useful, and that going forward you continue to use EM:RAP content for your weekly conference. Please browse the EM:RAP website to find the content that addresses the educational needs of your particular program.

EM:RAP Preselected Conference Content


How to use ZOOM for Conferences

In the Video below, Mel explains how to use the popular video conferencing solution Zoom.us to provide remote conference content to your residents.


Preparing for COVID-19 in Your Rural Facility: A How-To Guide

Kavi Gosal, MD CCFP-EM with the Mistissini, Quebec CMC Team

Website: https://www.crisisem.com/

Downloadable Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DdeG6LLZ7Q1MOqLflFrQCPeu0hE2V45D-LpEB8gp0HA/edit?usp=sharing (This resource will not be updated after April 17, 2020. Please refer to crisisem.com for the most up-to-date information)


COVID Virtual Tools: A community-led project to provide hospitals in crisis with free virtual tools so they can reduce physical contact without compromising patient care.

Website: https://covidvirtualtools.ca/


Whether due to increased job demands, fear of contagion to one's self or to others, or any number of other legitimate stressors, the COVID-19 outbreak is having a profound impact on the mental health of many healthcare workers. The below resources represent just some of the many high-quality materials available to frontline workers in need of assistance.

Free Crisis Counseling: https://buff.ly/2XKiUk8

Peer Support for U.S. Physicians: https://doxy.me/physiciansupportline

Free Therapy for HCPs: https://buff.ly/2wOGHUO

Resilience Support Toolkit: https://buff.ly/2RxOjSY


If you have any questions about these resources, find errors in our materials, have suggestions for additions, or have any other relevant COVID-19 inquiries, please direct those to contact@emrap.org.