FOAMfrat

With medicine evolving on a daily basis, it's important that providers stay up-to-date. With this mindset, free open access medical education (FOAMed) was born. The FOAMfrat team is made up of clinicians from around the world who strive to cut down the knowledge-translation window by utilizing creative and engaging content. 

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Meet The Team

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Frequently asked questions

What is FOAMfrat?


With medicine evolving on a daily basis, it is important that providers stay up-to-date. With this mindset, free open access medical education (FOAMed) was born. The FOAMfrat team is made up of clinicians from around the world who strive to cut down the knowledge-translation window by utilizing creative and engaging content.




If the "F" stands for free, why are you selling a product?


FOAMfrat started off and is still a free blog and podcast for pre-hospital clinicians. We found providers enjoyed the FOAMfrat style of content delivery, and listening to podcasts on their daily commute became routine. What if clinicians could get credit for the content they chose to listen to? It is with this framing that we built our fully accredited EMS Library. The cost of the refresher helps FOAMfrat support the maintenance of our learning management system, assure proper accreditation, and routinely updating content.




Does "frat" mean all men?


Fraternities and sororities were established to further the social, scholastic and professional interests of its members. They are mainly associated with colleges and universities. The word fraternity comes from the Latin word "frater" meaning brother. The word fraternity is often used to described not only organizations comprised of men, but also women. Originally, both groups were called fraternities because that was the only word that existed during the 1800s to describe the type of organization they were. FOAMfrat is made up of women and men with a common interest, raising the bar for medical education. Please check out our members page and meet the team!




Does FOAMfrat communicate with the NREMT?


Yes. Your courses are automatically uploaded to NREMT via CAPCE each week. Check out our video at the end of this blog to see exactly how we do that.




I've failed the NREMT three times - can I use this course as my refresher?


Absolutely. The classes break down difficult topics very well, and you will have a much better understanding of concepts you need to pass your NREMT.




Does FOAMfrat communicate with my state?


Unfortunately we do not. There is currently no universal system for automatic uploading to each state. This means that you will have to keep track of the certificates that you earn. When a system like this does become available, we will do our best to ease the process for everyone.




How long do I get access to the content?


Your membership is 1 year in length.




How many hours are in the library?


The number of hours is always increasing, since we write and record new content every month. The best way to get an accurate number of hours we offer is to do our free membership and look at the classes for yourself. However, here is an approximation which is accurate from the beginning of October 2020: Airway / Respiratory / Ventilation: 12 hours of recorded classes, and 18 different live classes that we cycle through. Cardiovascular: 16 hours of recorded classes, and 26 different live classes that we cycle through. Trauma: 12 hours of recorded classes, and 20 different live classes that we cycle through. Medical (included peds and OB/GYN: 20 hours of recorded classes, and 36 different live classes that we cycle through. Operations: 10 hours of recorded classes, and 10 different live classes that we cycle through. Critical Care: 12 hours of recorded classes (there may be 24 by the time you're reading this) and 12 different live classes that we cycle through. There are also classes in the other sections that people count as critical care, such as the 'trauma ventilation' class in the trauma section, or the introduction to lab values class in the medical section. Check out the free membership for a list of the critical care classes that we're adding before the end of 2020. This makes a little over 80 hours of recorded content and over 100 different hours of live content that we cycle through at different times. Don't worry, you don't need to do all the classes. You can process a CE for each class individually, which means you can do as much or as little as you would like. Again, doing our trail membership and getting some free CE will give you a much better idea of how this course works - it's actually very easy to navigate and figure out once you get inside the members area. To get access to the free membership just do to the top of the home page and fill the form out, you'll get login information emailed to you. All certificates communicate with NREMT and allow ease of transfer after completion. Students maintain access to all the above for one year from the day of purchase. All hours are awarded via Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for EMS providers as well as the ENA and KBN for nursing providers.




Why should I choose your course?


We focus on creativity and practicality. We want the you to be entertained, and then realize that you didn't waste your time on something you're not even sure how to apply to your practice. We don't do any death by powerpoint, and instead focus on illustration, understanding, and application. Click the link to see a preview of one of our sessions!