AIR Series: Cardiology – CHF, PVD, and Others (part 2)

2017-03-05T14:14:16+00:00

As mentioned last module, the FOAMsphere contains a phenomenal amount of cardiology content. Accordingly, the CORD testing schedule and our cardiology module has been divided into two parts. Below we have listed our selection of the 12 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of August 2015) related to acute coronary syndromes, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 6 AIRs and 6 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 4 hours (20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Cardiology Part 2 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
US against the world: ultrasound in differentiating COPD from CHF Jacob Avila, MD January 19, 2015 BoringEM: US for CHF Approved Instructional Resource
Acute Aortic Dissection Jennifer Robertson, MD October 31, 2014 EMDocs: Aortic Dissection Approved Instructional Resource
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Clinical Highlights/Updates Brian Febbo, MD March 25, 2015 EMDocs: AAA Approved Instructional Resource
Colchicine for Treatment of Pericarditis Chris Bond, MD August 11, 2014 RebelEM: Pericarditis Approved Instructional Resource
Cardiogenic Shock Anand Swaminathan, MD August 4, 2014 EMdocs: Cardiogenic Shock Approved Instructional Resource
Episode 41: Hypertensive Emergencies Anton
Helman, MD
2015 EMCases: HTN Emergencies Approved Instructional Resource
Ultrasound For The Win! Case – 101M with Altered Mental Status #US4TW Jeffrey Shih, MD May 5, 2015 ALiEM: UFTW with AMS Honorable Mention
Pericarditis Sean Fox, MD July 10, 2015 PedEMMorsel: Pericarditis Honorable Mention
Diffuse ST Elevation: What do you think? Steve Smith, MD September 23, 2014 Dr. Smith’s ECG: Diffuse STE Honorable Mention
Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Chris Nickson, MD July 20, 2015 LITFL: VAD Honorable Mention
LVADs Justin Morgenstern, MD 2015 First10EM: LVADs Honorable Mention
US4TW Case: 39F with Chest Pain Jeffrey Shih, MD, RDMS and M. Kennedy Hall, MD December 29th, 2014 ALiEM:US4TW 39 yo w/ CP 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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