These are mailing-remailing programs that bulk mail an exchange of
communications through your computer's e-mail connection. The two major programs, with
slightly different command schemes, are LISTSERV (8 letters only) and MAJORDOMO.
Generally, one "address" sends and receives the public postings, another lets
you interact with the "machine," and another may be available to speak with the
"owner" --the real person who operates the list. Some lists allow public posting
only after review of the submission by a "moderator", some by anyone, some only
by subscribed members, some are "closed" to public reading. It is important
to have addresses and commands be exact and correct. With high-traffic lists, it is
sometimes possible to subscribe to a "digest" --a single daily collection of the
posts rather than many separate ones which might overflow your mailbox or require sorting
to follow the thread of discussion. You also may encounter a "FAQ"
(pronounced "FAK" or file of "Frequently Asked Questions." This should
always be consulted.
Lists of interest are shown below. Included will be the list's description
of itself, if any, how to subscribe, and selected samples of other instructions. Clicking
on the highlighted name will open a mailto: box to the server for that list.
The Emergency Nursing List
last! An Internet Listserv devoted to the professional interests and concerns of
Emergency Nurses and for discussion with other emergency professionals. No bulletin
boards! No Usenet Newsgroups! Communication with other Emergency Nurses throughout the world will come to you
automatically in your e-mail.
ENA Emergency Nursing Sub-Specialty Interest Lists,
hosted by the Emergency Nurses Association, include the topics of:
Emergency-Dept-Nurse-Managers@yahoogroups This list is intended for the use of emergency
department nurse managers, their assistants, charge nurses and interested staff members.
Discussion of daily
operations, special projects, or other 'sticky' situations is encouraged. Hopefully, the
experiences of your peers will be helpful in your endeavor.
@yahoogroups· Emergency Nurse Club - A club for nurses in the E.R.
@yahoogroups For the "active Emergency Department nurse, .
. . prehospital nurse-provider, medivac. All RN's, LP/VN's are welcome. Other emergency
care providers are welcomed that are interested in sharing thier perspective of the
For United Kingdom nurses in "Accident & Emergency", or
anyone with an interest in Accident & Emergency / Emergency Nursing.
voor Spoedeisende Hulpverlening-Dutch Mailing List for Emergency Care
initiated by Meduca® and has an
explanatory webpage for SEH-Mailing
1. What is EMED-L?
EMED-L is a list for hospital based emergency medicine practitioners. It was created for
the free exchange of ideas and issues pertaining to the care of patients in emergency
medicine, as well as topics and controversies related to the practice of emergency
medicine. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, clinical studies, case
reports, emergency department administration, and ED emergency department information
EMED-L does not allow commercial advertising. EMED-L is open to anyone, and is
not moderated. Only subscribers are allowed to post messages to the other subscribers.
EMED-L is not meant to replace existing lists (i.e., EMERG-L) for emergency
medical services providers, nor serve as a primary forum for discussions of EMS
2. How do I SUBSCRIBE or unsubscribe?
EMED-L runs on a program called LISTSERV. Commands to subscribe, unsubscribe, or change
subscription options should be addressed To:
The Subject line is ignored; all commands should be in the BODY of the message.
To subscribe, send "SUB EMED-L your name" without the quotes. Your email address
will be learned by the program from the header of your message.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
A list focusing upon the care of ill and injured children in the
Emergency Dept. There is overlap of individuals subscribing also to EMED-L and other
Website for the list with online subscription management
E-mail commands must be sent to the "LISTSERV address",
Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived.
& Emergency Medicine
The list will be of relevance to all trainees
including undergraduates and postgraduate practitioners in Accident & Emergency
It will seek to promote and foster academic research in the world of Accident &
Emergency medicine. To join, go to
@ yahoogroups Lista de Encuentro de los emergenciologos /
urgenciologos /oxiologos de Habla hispana
Interhospital Transport List
To subscribe to PEDTPL-L, send:
subscribe PEDTPT-L yourfirstname yourlastname
Une francophone liste de poste electronique du medicine d'urgence from
| Alain Vadeboncoeur MD |
| " An animated PC computer user" |
| Departement de medecine d'urgence |
| Hopital Pierre-Boucher |
| Longueuil, Quebec, Canada |
Sign up for this daily quiz,
referenced to the leading standard texts of emergency medicine at the web page of the National Center for Emergency Medical Informatics or use
their automatic subscriber for several EM lists.
=== The National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics ===
=== Question-A-Day ===
=== NCEMI Directors: Mark Smith, MD ===Craig Feied, MD ===
=== QAD editor: Jon Handler, MD ===
=== Previous issues may be found at the NCEMI website, at http://ncemi.org
discussion list originates from SUNY Syracuse. Leave the subject line empty; body of
message = "subscribe anest-l (your name)". Andrew M. Sopchak, MD list owner; his dept.'s
web page is http://eja.anes.hscsyr.edu/anes/home.html
Anesthesia & Critical Care Resources on the Internet List
This is the e-mail
weekly update of Anesthesia and Critical Care Resources on the Internet, an
outstanding compendium with great relevance to emergency care. The main directory is
available on the web at ANESTHESIA AND
CRITICAL CARE RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET. The e-mail is available as a digest
CCM-L: Critical Care
For much further
information including FAQs for this discussion list, please consult the CCM-L Worldwide
and Emergency Surgery List
All commands must be sent to the
"LISTSERV address", trauma-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject area
of your email, type the word: Subscribe You should be subscribed automatically. To
post messages after you sign up, send them to: Trauma-L@www.aast.org
Contact email@example.com if
any questions. The list, formerly at Louisiana State University Medical Center, now
resides at The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
TRAUMALIST [UK]: Trauma
This list originates
from Dr. Karim Brohi, Trauma & Critical Care Unit, The Royal London Hospital. Details
can be found at the web page http://www.trauma.org/traumalist.html
"We have surgeons
from all over the world (Moscow, Romania, Scandanavia, Australia, Canada, Chile,
Argentina, US) and discuss a wide range of general surgical topics.
Control and Surveillance.
Open discussion list for
users interested in Injury Topics; such as * research, cost, intervention, rehabilitation,
prevention, data, epidemiology, * etc. * To subscribe: leave the subject line empty; body
of message = "subscribe injury-l (your name)"
DISASTER RESEARCH (DR)
is a moderated bulletin for creators and users of information regarding hazards and
disasters. Queries, conversations, and contributions are encouraged. Items received will
be posted unless otherwise indicated. Questions and messages for the newsletter (including
requests for information sources, etc.) should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This mailing list is the
delivered to your mailbox form of the Usenet Newsgroup: misc.emerg-services
Same content either way. High volume. Although it is the primary way of keeping up with
news in the various lights-and-siren emergency groups, unfortunately there is a great deal
of bickering and numerous "flame wars" occur as the group is unmoderated.
International EMS Leadership Discussion Group.
To subscribe: Leave the
subject line empty; body of message = "subscribe ems-lead (your name)"
(Radio & Telemetry in EMS)
This list is for open
discussion of issues surrounding EMS and medical communications and for regular
announcements concerning new General Devices products and developments! General Devices is
now the largest manufacturer of EMS medical communications systems. To join this
listserver just send an e-mail message addressed to: email@example.com And in the text of the
message put: subscribe emscom <name> Where <name> = your real name...
National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation List
FlightMed: Air Medical
Flightmed mailing list was started to provide an area for all air medical
professionals to exchange information on any topic related to air medical
care. We invite all flight nurses, flight paramedics, pilots, communication
specialists, physicians, and others involved in air medical care to
SAR-L: Search and Rescue
This mailing list is for discussion
about any aspect related to Search and Rescue. It is for you - your topics, threads and
use. Let's hope to see some lively discussions. To subscribe to: Search and Rescue
Discussion List <SAR-L@islandnet.com> send subscribe (in subject or body) to:
Patrol News Online
Emergency Medicine List
This mailing list was created to
serve as a meeting place for individuals with an interest in wilderness emergency
medicine. Please feel free to address your questions and post your observations on related
topics. The list is being maintained by staff
at the Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute
Intravenous Therapy Nursing
This list is primarily
for dissemination of information by and for I.V. therapy nurses. However, other interested
professionals are welcome to subscribe.
:Announcements of Nursing Jobs
NURSEjobs is a brand new (and
free) service is coming to the Internet to assist nurses of all kinds to locate new
NURSEjobs will work as a mailing list (meaning
the job announcements will be sent to the nurse subscribers by e-mail ----- not a web site
you have to visit every week or so) and any RN, LPN, ARNP or CNS is welcome to become a
All you have to do is send an e-mail message to
with the single word "subscribe" (without the quotes) in the body of the
message. Nothing else. You will receive confirmation of your subscription by return
NURSEjobs is brand new and like anything brand
new, it has to take time to build, but it is expected to soon be a major force in helping
nurses locate optimum employment. It will be first only for USA employment, but as other
resources are developed, there are hopes that it can grow into Canada, the UK, Australia
and New Zealand. ( in fact, anyone interested in helping NURSEjobs grow into those areas
is invited to send a message
to NURSEjobs@med-employ.com indicating their
The advantage of NURSEjobs is that unlike
WebSites, a subscriber doesn't have to go visit the site from time to time or read old
ads. Open Position announcements through NURSEjobs will be sent out the day they are
received from the advertisers and will be sent via e-mail making it very easy for
candidates to find out about new positions in a convenient and timely manner. From: Al Todak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NURSENET: Nursing Discussion List
These are public "bulletin boards"
of topical interest viewable to anyone on the internet with a newsreading program and a
newshost at their provider to serve it. Thousands of topics from the banal to the
outrageous exist. There are too many "support" boards, psychiatric problem
boards, and non-English language boards to list here. Download a list of boards from your
newshost or contact your Internet Service Provider newshost administrator.
"E-mail Lists & Usenet Groups for the
is a webarticle presented by:
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