Unlike the previous cardiology modules, the environmental module was comparatively under-represented in the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index. Below we have listed our selection of the 3 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2015) related to environmental emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 0 AIRs and 3 Honorable Mentions.
AIR Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions
In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have two subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval will only be given to posts scoring above a strict scoring cut-off of ≥30 points (out of 35 total), based on our scoring instrument. The other subset is for “Honorable Mention” posts. These posts have been flagged by and agreed upon by AIR Board members as worthwhile, accurate, unbiased, and appropriately referenced despite an average score <30. All posts will still be part of the quiz needed to obtain III credit.
After reading, please take the quiz. Feel free to ask questions in the blog comment section below. The AIR Board faculty will answer them within 48 hours of posting. Be sure to include your email or contact information where requested in the Disqus blog comment area, so that you will be notified when we reply. We recommend programs give 1 hour (20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.
Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Environmental block quiz
Interested in taking the quiz for fun or asynchronous (Individualized Interactive Instruction) credit? Please go to the above link. You will need to create a one-time login account if you haven’t already.
|High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: Diagnosis, Management, and Preventive Strategies||Brit Long, MD, Linda Sanders, MD, Alex Koyfman, MD||August 18, 2015||EMDocs: HAPE||Honorable Mention|
|Evaluation and Management of Heat Stroke||Katherine Li, MD||October 28, 2015||ALiEM: Heat Stroke||Honorable Mention|
|Hypothermia and Drowning Pearls||Manpreet Singh, MD, Ryan Pedigo, MD, Alex Koyfman, MD||April 6, 2015||EMDOCS: Hypothermia||Honorable Mention|
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Background Information About the AIR Series
The ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Series is an effort to reward our residents for the reading and learning they are already doing online. We have created an Individual Interactive Instruction (III) opportunity utilizing FOAM resources for U.S. Emergency Medicine residents. For each module, the AIR board curates and scores a list of blogs and podcasts. A quiz is available to complete after each module to obtain residency conference credit. Once completed, your name and institution will be logged into our private database, which participating residency program directors can access to provide proof of completion.
Do you belong to a residency program that is not currently participating? No problem! Any one can read the AIR series curated post and complete the quiz for educational value!
If a residency program is interested in participating, please contact us!