Difference between revisions of "Updating and creating notes on WikEM"

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**Then, change first line to:  {| class="wikitable"
**Then, change first line to:  {| class="wikitable"
*Can see WikiMedia [[Template:Table|special Notation]]
*Can see WikiMedia [[Template:Table|special Notation]]
To make a redirect from some search term (e.g. Zofran) to a note (e.g. Ondansteron)
*Create a new page for "Zofran" (see above on how to create a new page)
**In the new page type the redirect code (and only the redirect code)
***Code: <nowiki>#REDIRECT[[Ondansteron]]</nowiki>
==Boilerplate Templates==
*You can auto-generate Boilerplate Templates when creating a new note (click on function at top of new note page)
*Contributors are encouraged to update old pages to the current templates, when applicable
*Current templates are:
**[[Template:Standard|Standard Template]]
**[[Template:JCReview|Journal Club Review]]
**[[Template:Quiz|Quiz Set]]
***Directions at *[[Template Directions (GEMC)]]
**[[Template:Medication|Medication Template]]
**[[Template:Procedure|Procedure Template]]
*Boilerplate source (for adding new templates) is at [[MediaWiki:Multiboilerplate]]

Revision as of 18:40, 17 March 2015

Getting Started

Thanks for wanting to help out on WikEM! People are the core of the wiki. Your knowledge translates into improved bedside practice for everyone.

To get started

If you are looking for ways to contribute



General Guidelines

  • Keep entries concise yet informative
    • Preference is for notes, not chapters (i.e. think Pepid, not UpToDate)
  • Remember that the most common user format is the smart phone (view it on your phone to see the final format)
  • Focus on practical knowledge. Describe pathophysiology only when necessary for bedside treatment.
  • Reference other notes whenever possible
  • Put your source(s) in a "Sources" section or use the Footnote Referencing function
  • Feel free to divide notes into several notes, or combine them if it makes them more useful

Creating a New Note

    • See Create an Account
      • You must confirm your email address (check your email account) before the site will give you the ability to make changes.
  2. Search for the term in the search field in the upper right hand corner of the page
    • If you find a note with a similar theme, please edit it instead with your new content (see below) rather than making a duplicate page
    • If you don't find a note on your subject, click on the link: "Create the page on this wiki!"
      • Use the Boilerplate (Template) function for your type of note (see Templates below)
  3. Please follow formatting guidelines below
  4. Put a category at the end of the entry

Editing Notes

  1. First search (upper right hand corner; login first) for the note that you want to edit
  2. Once on the relevant page, click on the Edit button in the top right-hand corner to edit the page
    • If you do not see the edit button, you are probably not logged in! (login to see it)

General Formatting

*Please read the wikipedia tutorial:


  • ==Heading 1==
  • ===Heading 2===
  • ====Heading 3====

Bullet points (Prefered)

  • *Level 1
    • **Level 2
      • ***Level 3
        • ****Level 4

Outline numbers (Less preffered than bullet points; see above)

  1. #Level 1
    1. ##Level 2
      1. ###Level 3
        1. ####Level 4


  • [[Category:NameOfCategory']]
  • See list of categories

Internal Links

  • [[NameOfLinkedToNote]]

External Links

  • Standard: http://mediawiki.org
  • External link with different label: [http://mediawiki.org MediaWiki]

Footnote Referencing

  • Add the tags <ref>and </ref>on either side of the journal citation
  • Place the tag <references/> at the bottom of the article in the Sources Section for auto-generated footnotes

Multiple Footnotes of Same Source

To give a footnote a unique identifier, use <ref name="name">. You can then refer to the same footnote again by using a ref tag with the same name. The text inside the second tag doesn't matter, because the text already exists in the first reference. You can either copy the whole footnote, or you can use a terminated empty ref tag that looks like this: <ref name="name" />. The quotes are not required (but still correct) if the name contains no embedded spaces. The space before the closing "/" may be omitted.


To upload an image to WikEM

  • Log-in
  • Click on the link Special:Upload which appears under 'Toolbox' in the links on the left

To inset an image into a page

  • Within the relevant file insert the following:
    • Our standard [[File:Image-file-name.jpg|thumb|Writing that you want on the bottom of the photo]]


  • To see a list of uploaded images by WikEM users see Special:ListFiles
  • To direct link to the file without displaying the file use: [['''Media:File.ogg''']]



To make a redirect from some search term (e.g. Zofran) to a note (e.g. Ondansteron)

  • Create a new page for "Zofran" (see above on how to create a new page)
    • In the new page type the redirect code (and only the redirect code)
      • Code: #REDIRECT[[Ondansteron]]

Boilerplate Templates


wikitext rendering comments
 + The correct answer.
 || Feedback for correct answer.
 - Distractor.
 || Feedback for distractor.
 - Distractor.
 || Feedback for distractor.
 - Distractor.
 || Feedback for distractor.


The correct answer.

  • Feedback is text which is initially hidden, and then shown to the user when they submit the quiz for correction. Feedback typically serves the purposes of encouragement, explanation, congratulation and commiseration.
  • Feedback is set with all types by using a double vertical line || immediately after a response.
  • The pipes beginning the feedback section must be on a new line.
  • Unlike some other quiz systems, all feedback items are displayed on correction. With other quiz systems, the norm is to display the feedback only for those items which were selected by the user.
  • To try out the feedback effect, choose a response and click the correction button. The feedback will then appear.

See Also