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.
Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Respiratory Part 2 block quiz
|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|
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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!