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AIR Series: Peripheral Vascular Disease Module 2014

2017-03-05T14:18:40+00:00

Welcome to the fourth ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Module! In 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.

Updated Definitions: AIR Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions

In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have now adjusted our selections into two subsets. The AIR stamp of approval will only be given to posts scoring above a new, 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 to highlight regardless of the point score (but still reflect accurate, appropriately referenced, and unbiased content). All posts will still be part of the quiz needed to obtain III credit.

AIR Series: Peripheral Vascular Disease

Below we have listed our selection of the 8 highest quality blog posts within the past 18 months (current as of October 2014) related to Peripheral Vascular Disease, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 3 AIRs and 5 Honorable Mentions. We strive for comprehensiveness by selecting from a broad spectrum of blogs from the top 50 listing per the Social Media Index.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Peripheral Vascular Disease 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.

Highlighted quality posts

Article Title Author Date Link Title
PV card: Diagnosis of DVT (ACCP guidelines) Michelle Lin, MD January 24th, 2013 ALiEM: DVT Diagnosis Approved Instructional Resource
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Wells criteria and D-dimers happy together William Paolo, MD April 24th, 2014 ALiEM: DVT Approved Instructional Resource
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for DVT Rob Orman, MD May 29, 2013 ERCast: Xarelto Approved Instructional Resource
Approach to Difficult Vascular Access Terrance Lee, MD January 15th, 2014 ALiEM: Difficult Access Honorable Mention
Mythbuster: No Maximum Dose of Enoxaparin By Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACT| March 27th, 2013| ALiEM: Enoxaparin Myth Honorable Mention
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire Rory Spiegel, MD September 13, 2014 EMNerd: Vampire Honorable Mention
SGEM#31: She’s Got Legs (Deep Vein Thrombosis and Thrombophlebitis) Ken Milne, MD April 7th, 2013 Skeptic’s Guide: Thrombophlebitis Honorable Mention
Why are we repeating an already negative lower extremity doppler? Andrew Grock, MD October 7th, 2013 Clinical Monster: Repeat US Honorable Mention

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Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department
Andrew Grock, MD

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