Preparation for the Examination Candidates are strongly advised to prepare adequately for the examination by following the European Curriculum of Emergency Medicine, and by consulting current Emergency Medicine textbooks, as well as current important international guidelines. Candidates should note that the examination primarily uses the Tintinalli 2010 edition as the reference text, as well as
- ESC guidelines since 2010: Atrial fibrillation, ACS non ST elevation, acute cardiac failure
- SIGN guidelines since 2010: antithrombotics
- NICE guidelines since 2010: epilepsy, acute GI bleeding, venous thromboembolic disease, headaches, anaphylaxis
- European Resuscitation Council guidelines since 2010
- Ultrasound-specific resources: Ma, Mateer, Blaivas: "Emergency Ultrasound", McGraw Hill
EBEEM candidates and their training instructors should become familiar with the European Curriculum that is approved by the UEMS Board.
Also see the sample multiple choice questions, of the type you would expect to find on the exam.
Additional resources: www.lucem.info provides a structured way to assess patients with a given chief complaint, it incorporates some clinical decision rules to evaluate the probability of certain diagnoses, and a stepwise approach to specific procedures and examinations.