AIR Series: Respiratory Part 2 (2015)

2017-03-05T14:18:42+00:00

We found an enormous amount of respiratory content and thus have divided the respiratory module into two modules. While the first module focused on general respiratory issues, this second module is focused on airway and pulmonary embolism. Below we have listed our selection of the 15 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (current as of March 2015) related to respiratory, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 4 AIRs and 11 Honorable Mentions. We strive for comprehensiveness by selecting from a broad spectrum of blogs from the top 50 listing per the Social Media Index.

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 5 hours (20 minutes per article) of III for this module.

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ALiEMU AIR Respiratory Part 2 block quiz

Highlighted Posts

Article Title Author Date Link Title
Apneic Oxygenation & Pre-Oxygenation Salim Rezaie, MD March 24, 2014 RebelEM: Apneic Oxygenation Approved Instructional Resource
ADJUST-PE: Should we adjust the D-Dimer cut-off for age? Brent Thoma, MD July 28, 2014 BoringEM: Adjust PE Approved Instructional Resource
PEITHO Trial: Fibrinolysis for Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism Salim Rezaie, MD April 11, 2014 ALiEM: PEITHO Approved Instructional Resource
EMCrit Podcast 137 – Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI) Update Scott Weingart, MD November 17, 2014 EMCrit: Delayed Sequence Intubation Approved Instructional Resource
Podcast 143 – Hemodynamic Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Scott Weingart, MD February 15, 2015 EMCrit: Massive PE Honorable Mention
Podcast 128 – Pulmonary Embolism Treatment Options and the PEAC Team with Oren Friedman Scott Weingart, MD July 14, 2014 EMCrit: PE Treatment Team Honorable Mention
Mechanical Ventilation for Severe Asthma Sean Fox, MD November 7, 2014 PedEMMorsel: Asthma Ventilation Honorable Mention
Rivaroxaban for Treatment of Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism Salim Rezaie, MD May 26th, 2014 RebelEM: Rivaroxaban for PE Honorable Mention
Atropine Not Needed for RSI Sean Fox, MD May 16, 2014 PedEMMorsel: Atropine and RSI Honorable Mention
Podcast 145 – Awake Intubation Lecture from SMACC Scott Weingart, MD March 16, 2015 EMCrit: Awake Intubation Honorable Mention
Airway Update Screencast Steve Carroll, DO July 27, 2014 EMBasic: Airway Update Honorable Mention
Airway and Sedation, “Answers” Anand Swaminathan, MD and Bellevue EM Residents January 23, 2015 EMLyceum: Airway and Sedation Honorable Mention
EMCrit Wee – Preoxygenation Update 2015 Scott Weingart, MD January 22, 2015 EMCrit: Pre-Ox update Honorable Mention
Podcast 141 – A Janu-Airway Case Presented Live Scott Weingart, MD January 10, 2015 EMCrit: Airway Case Honorable Mention
ADJUST-PE Study: ALiEM-Annals of EM Journal Club Salim Rezaie, MD August 25th, 2014 ALiEM: ADJUST PE JC Honorable Mention

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!

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!


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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