Inaugural EDExam Whiteboard Session: WPW & AF

I found that I was explaining this concept (AF & WPW) to Registrars quite frequently, and drawing the diagrams of the heart/accessory pathways on scraps of paper that I’d then throw in the bin, and recently thought “I should just record this on video and put it on youtube so I don’t have to keep drawing this out every time!” Around the same time I stumbled across the Khan Academy, started by Salman Khan who was using these types of videos to teach his nephews in a different city maths. So Ive come up with the EDExam Whiteboard sessions, as a way to provide tutotials for people who may not get on the floor teaching, or need tricky concepts in Emergency Medicine visually and verbally explained.


It took me a while to get the technology sussed, but I think it works pretty well (for a first go). Any comments/suggestions/feedback welcome, and hopefully I’ll get some more of these up soon.



Check out our first EDExam whiteboard session over on our youtube channel.


One Response to Inaugural EDExam Whiteboard Session: WPW & AF

  1. ambonsall March 27, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Very nice explanation of WPW+AF, helped to clarify a few points for me. However I note that Tintinalli, Rosen and Dunn (among others) still advocate treating wide-complex antidromic WPW similarly to WPW+AF (though Rosen wavers on the use of adenosine as it appears to do no harm in VT). Your video suggested antidromic & orhodromic WPW could be treated the same.

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