AIR Series: Cutaneous Module

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

Welcome to the Cutaneous 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 cutaneous content. Below we have listed our selection of the 4 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of February 2015) related to dermatology emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 0 AIRs and 4 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

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 1 hour (15 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Cutaneous 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.

Article Title Author Date Link Title
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: 1 or 2 Tablets BID? Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACT, Nadia Awad, PharmD, BCPS and Emily Heil, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP February 16, 2015 ALiEM: TMP-SMX for SSTI’s Honorable Mention
SGEM#110: I Saw the Signs of Angioedema Eric Schneider, MD March 7, 2015 SGEM: Angioedema Honorable Mention
The Emergency Medicine Approach to Vasculitides Brit Long, MD June 12, 2015 EMDOCS: Vasculitides Honorable Mention
Ultrasound of the Week: # 66 Ben Smith, MD January 7, 2016 UOTW: US for SSTI 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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