• LLSA Reading Lists

    The primary goal of LLSA is to promote continuous learning by diplomates.  ABEM facilitates this learning by identifying an annual set of LLSA readings to guide diplomates in self-study of recent EM literature. Readings are intended to address issues of relevance to current clinical practice at the time they are posted. ABEM recognizes that EM is an ever-evolving science and that new knowledge becomes available on a continual basis.

    LLSA readings are designed as study tools and should be read critically. They are not intended to be all-inclusive and are not meant to define the standard of care for the clinical practice of EM. ABEM does not endorse a specific research finding or treatment modalityincluding off label use of medicationsby virtue of its being the subject of a selected LLSA reading. Likewise, ABEM is mindful of the potential for real or perceived conflicts of interest in professional literature and makes a conscious effort to account for this in its LLSA reading selections.

    One criterion for choosing articles is that they be easily available from a variety of sources, such as common Emergency Medicine texts, libraries, and Internet websites. In addition, some publishers allow access to the articles directly from the ABEM public website, ABEM MOC Online, or both by clicking on the underlined listings.

    Accessibility and fees are at the discretion of the publisher, and are not related to ABEM in any way. ABEM sincerely appreciates the contributions of those publishers that have made the articles easily accessible to ABEM diplomates. All questions regarding fees or login information required to access the readings should be directed to the publisher or organization that published the article.

    Links to Available Reading Lists

    A new EM reading list is published approximately one year in advance of their associated LLSA test. A new EM LLSA test is published each year on April 1, and remains online for three years from the date of publication. A new EMS LLSA test is posted on June 1 of even-numbered years, and remains posted for four years. A new Medical Toxicology LLSA test is posted on June 1 of odd-numbered years, and remains posted for four years. When a test is retired, the associated reading list will also be retired and archived. Please click the appropriate link below to view a reading list.

    Reading Lists

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