AIR-Pro Series: Pediatrics (2016)

Below we have listed our selection of the 14 highest quality blog posts related to 5 advanced level questions on pediatric topics posed, curated, and approved for residency training by the AIR-Pro Series Board. The blogs relate to the following questions:

  1. Pediatric arrhythmias
  2. Procedural sedation in pediatrics
  3. The neonate in distress
  4. Toddlers with a limp
  5. Pediatric syncope

In this module, we have 10 AIR-Pro’s and 4 honorable mentions. To strive for comprehensiveness, we selected from a broad spectrum of blogs identified through FOAMSearch.net.

This module we also had two editorial board guests trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine to increase the strength of our recommendations – Dr. Robert Cloutier and Dr. Jason Woods.

AIR-Pro Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions

In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have 2 subsets of recommended resources. The AIR-Pro stamp of approval will only be given to posts scoring above a strict scoring cut-off of ≥28 points (out of 35 total), based on our AIR-Pro scoring instrument, which is slightly different from our original AIR Series scoring instrument. The other subset is for “Honorable Mention” posts. These posts have been flagged by and agreed upon by AIR-Pro Board members as worthwhile, accurate, unbiased and useful to senior residents. Only the posts with the AIR-Pro stamp of approval will be part of the quiz needed to obtain III credit. To decrease the repetitive nature of posts relating to these advanced concepts, we did not always include every post found that met the score of ≥28 points.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR-Pro Pediatrics block quiz

Optional Background Reading

The following table contains links to basic/background knowledge that may be helpful to review prior to reading these more advanced-level blog posts. These are not part of the III quiz.

Article Title Author Date Link
ECG Basics Sonny Tat Aug 13, 2014 PEM Academy: ECG Basics
ECG Central May 2, 2014 Don’t forget the bubbles: ECG Central
Patwari Academy videos: The Crashing Neonate Michelle Lin July 7, 2013 Patwari Academy videos: The Crashing Neonate

Pediatric Module 2016: Recommended III credit hours

3.5 hours (20 minutes per article, 30 minutes for articles with podcasts)

Article Title Author Date Link Title
ECGs: Long QT and Brugada Shilpa Patel & Anne Green Sept 18, 2014 PEM Academy: ECGs – Long QT and Brugada Air Pro
ECGs: Heart block and Sick Sinus Sonny Tat July 7, 2014 PEM Academy: ECGs – Heart block and Sick Sinus Air Pro
Ketamine for Analgesia Sean Fox April 11, 2014 Pediatric EM Morsels: Ketamine Air Pro
Ketamine Brad Sobolewski July 24, 2013 PEM Currents: Ketamine Air Pro
The Sick Neonate Zach Radwine Aug 12, 2014 EMDocs: The Sick Neonate Air Pro
A Knackered Neonate Christopher Partyka July 19, 2013 Blunt Dissection: A Knackered Neonate Air Pro
Pediatric Limp Rob Orman Feb 2, 2010 ER Cast: Pediatric Limp Air Pro
Toddler’s Fracture Sean Fox Feb 1, 2013 Pediatric EM Morsels: Toddler’s Fracture Air Pro
Brugada in Children Sean Fox Sept 11, 2015 Pediatric EM Morsels: Brugada Air Pro
Syncope Sunday 4: Syncope ECGs Elayne Forbes March 15, 2015 Dont forget the bubbles: Syncope ECGs Air Pro
The Toxic Neonate Rob Orman May 26, 2010 ER Cast: The Toxic Neonate Honorable Mention
Episode 35: Pediatric Orthopedics Pearls and Pitfalls Sanjay Mehta & Jonathen Pirie Oct, 2014 Emergency Medicine Cases: Pediatric Orthopedics Honorable Mention
Pediatric Syncope Zach Radwine July 7, 2014 EM Docs: Pediatric Syncope Honorable Mention
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Ed Burns, Chris Nickson & Amal Mattu July 30, 2012 Life in the Fast Lane: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Honorable Mention


Fareen Zaver, MD

Fareen Zaver, MD

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Resident Incubator 2017-18
Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources - Professional (AIR-Pro)
Champion, 2016-17 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator
Board Member, 2016-17 ALiEM Wellness Think Tank
Clinical Lecturer, Emergency Physician
University of Calgary Emergency Department