Welcome to the sixth 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.
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 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, accurate, unbiased, and appropriately referenced despite an average score <30. All posts will still be part of the quiz needed to obtain III credit.
AIR Series: Toxicology
Below we have listed our selection of the 13 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (current as of December 2014) related to Toxicology, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 6 AIRs and 7 Honorable Mentions. We strive for comprehensiveness by selecting from a broad spectrum of blogs from the top 50 listing per the Social Media Index.
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 4 hours (just over 20 minutes per article) of III for this module.
Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Toxicology 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
|Management of Iron Toxicity||Mary A. Wittler, MD||August 6, 2014||ALiEM: Iron Toxicity||Approved Instructional Resource|
|5 Tips in Managing Acute Salicylate Poisoning||Kristin Fontes, MD|||November 4, 2013||ALiEM: Salicylate Toxicity||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Valproic Acid-Induced Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy||Jill Logan, PharmD BCPS||October 16, 2014||ALiEM: Valproic Acid Toxicity||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Podcast 98 – Cyclic (Tricyclic) Antidepressant Overdose||Scott Weingart, MD||May 1, 2014||EMCrit: TCA Toxicity||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Common Questions and Dilemmas||Dan Repplinger, MD|||December 23, 2013||ALiEM: CO Toxicity||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Cyclobenzaprine vs TCA Toxicity||Jill Logan, PharmD BCPS||February 13, 2014||ALiEM: Cyclobenzaprine Vs TCA||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Are Acetaminophen Levels Necessary in All Overdose Patients?||Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACT||September 4th, 2013||ALiEM: Acetaminophen Levels||Honorable Mention|
|6 Pearls About Metformin and Lactic Acidosis||Leon Gussow, ED||February 13, 2014, 4:00 pm||The Poison Review: Metformin and Lactic Acidosis||Honorable Mention|
|Boring Question: Does this medication cause prolonged QTc?||Jatin Kaicker, MD||September 8, 2014||Boring EM: Prolonged QTc||Honorable Mention|
|PV Card: Local anesthetic toxicity calculations||David Murphy||June 13, 2014||ALiEM: Anesthetic Overdose||Honorable Mention|
|Cardiac Arrest After the Toxicology of Smoke Inhalation||Scott Weingart, MD||April, 2014||EMCrit: Smoke Inhalation||Honorable Mention|
|Methadone in the ED||Andy Neill, MD||February 2, 2014||EM Ireland: Methadone||Honorable Mention|
|Really wide QRS, Pt found down with WCT||Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP||September 8, 2014||UMEM ECG: WCT (link no longer live as of 01-30-18)||Honorable Mention|
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