AIR Series: Procedures Module (2016)

Welcome to the Procedures 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 procedure content. Below we have listed our selection of the 13 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of June 2016) related to procedure emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 3 AIRs and 10 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4 hours (about 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

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.

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ALiEMU AIR Procedure block quiz

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Highlighted quality posts on Procedures

Article and Link Author Date Label
LITFL: Apnoeic Oxygenation Chris Nickson, MD January 10, 2016 AIR
Emcrit Podcast 156 – The Central Line Show Part I: Avoiding Complications Scott Weingart, MD August 29, 2015 AIR
REBEL EM: REBEL Cast – All Vascular Access Episode Salim Rezaie, MD November 12, 2015 AIR
LITFL: Preoxygenation Chris Nickson, MD March 16, 2016 Honorable Mention
REBEL EM: REBEL Cast: The All Thoracotomy Episode Salim Rezaie, MD October 8, 2015 Honorable Mention
First10EM: Neonatal (Newborn) Resuscitation 2015 Update Justin Morgenstern, MD November 2, 2015 Honorable Mention
EM Docs: PEM Playbook – Adventures in RSI Tim Horeczko, MD April 29, 2016 Honorable Mention
REBEL EM: Complications of Procedural Sedation Salim Rezaie, MD February 22, 2016 Honorable Mention
Critical Care Practitioner: 6 Ways to Be Better with the Bag-Valve-Mask Jonathan Downham, MD April 15, 2016 Honorable Mention
EM Cases: Episode 76 – Pediatric Procedural Sedation Anton Helman, MD January, 2016 Honorable Mention
Core EM: Procedural Sedation and Analgesia Resources Micheal Turchiano, MD July 15, 2016 Honorable Mention
EM Docs: 10 Procedural Sedation Errors in the Emergency Department Nicole Vetter, MD and Jessie Sturm, MD May 11, 2016 Honorable Mention
Core EM: Ultrasound Guided Pericardiocentesis Ellen Kurkowski, DO September 9, 2015 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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