AIR Series: Neurology Module 2 – Headaches, Seizures, and Other

2017-03-05T14:18:43+00:00

Welcome to the Second Neurology Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality neurology content relating to headaches, seizures, and other neurologic emergencies. Below we have listed our selection of the 17 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of December 2015) related to neurologic emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 9 AIRs and 8 Honorable Mentions.

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 6 hours (just over 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Neurology 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 Posts

Article Title Author Date Link Title
SGEM#112: Bang Your Head – Paediatric Concussions Anthony Crocco, MD March 22, 2015 SGEM: Peds TBI Approved Instructional Resource
Seizure “Answers” Anand Swaminathan, MD and Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency December 9, 2014 EM Lyceum: Seizures Approved Instructional Resource
Spinal Cord Injury “Answers” Anand Swaminathan, MD and Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency March 14, 2015 EM Lyceum: Cord Injuries Approved Instructional Resource
SGEM#106: O Canada- Canadian CT Head Rule for Patients with Minor Head Injury Anand Swaminathan, MD, Emily Junck, MD February 3, 2015 SGEM: TBI Approved Instructional Resource
Post Lumbar Puncture Headaches Nick Spampinato, MD March 31, 2015 REBEL EM: Post LP HA Approved Instructional Resource
PEM Pearls: MIgraine Treatment for Pediatric EM Patients Delphine Huang, MD, Steven Bin, MD and Zlatan Coralic, PharmD August 31, 2015 ALiEM: Peds Migraine Tx Approved Instructional Resource
Neurogenic Shock Rob Orman, MD August 18, 2015 ERCast: Neuro Shock Approved Instructional Resource
Why we do what we do: Benzodiazepines as first line therapy for status epilepticus Brad Sobolewski, MD October 25, 2015 PEM Blog : Benzo for seizure Approved Instructional Resource
Can Giant Cell Arteritis Be Ruled Out in the ED Mike Butterfield, MD, MS, MPH and Lauren Jeang, MD November 14, 2015 EMDocs: Temporal Arteritis Approved Instructional Resource
Podcast 155 – Status Epilepticus with Tom Bleck Scott Weingart, MD, and Tom Bleck, MD August 13, 2015 EMCrit: Status Epilepticus Honorable Mention
Treatment of Seizures in the Emergency Department: Pearls and Pitfalls Raul Hernandez, MD, Mark Silverberg, MD December 17, 2015 EMDocs: Seizure Tx Honorable Mention
Episode 73 Emergency Management of Pediatric Seizures Anton Helman, MD December 1, 2015 EMCases: Peds Seizure Tx Honorable Mention
Ultrasound for Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter Stephen Alerhand, MD December 30, 2015 EM Docs: US for ICP Honorable Mention
Head Injury in Kids Unknown March 7, 2015 Resus: Peds TBI Honorable Mention
Phenobarbital monotherapy for alcohol withdrawal: Simplicity and power Josh Farkas, MD October 18, 2015 EMCrit: Phenobarb for ETOH withdrawal Honorable Mention
Concussion in Sports: Sidelines and Emergency Department Evaluation and Management Mark T. Bamman, MD, Kelly Williamson, MD, and Andrej Urumov, MD September 22, 2015 EM Docs: TBI in Sports Honorable Mention
Assessing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults Christina Shenvi, MD July 27th, 2015 ALiEM: Delirium 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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