Welcome to the Toxicology (Part 2) AIR-Pro Module. Below we have listed our selection of the 12 highest quality blog posts related to 5 advanced level questions on toxicology topics posed, curated, and approved for residency training by the AIR-Pro Series Board. The blogs relate to the following questions:

  1. One-pill-could-kill ingestions for pediatrics patients
  2. Decontamination techniques
  3. Physostigmine
  4. Alcohol Withdrawal
  5. High dose insulin therapy

In this module, we have 8 AIR-Pro’s and 4 Honorable Mentions. To strive for comprehensiveness, we selected from a broad spectrum of blogs identified through FOAMSearch.net and FOAMSearcher.

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. 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.

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Toxicology Module (Part 2) 2016: Recommended III credit hours

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

Article Author Date Label
ALiEM: PV Card – Pediatric Ingestion Dose Thresholds for ED Referral Bryan D. Hayes Jul 9, 2014 AIR-Pro
Core EM: Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia Therapy Jenny Beck-Esmay & Daniel Lugassy Sept 5, 2015 AIR-Pro
Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog: Delirium and Physostigmine Steve Smith Mar 7, 2015 AIR-Pro
EMCrit: Phenobarbital monotherapy for alcohol withdrawal  Josh Farkas Oct 18, 2015 AIR-Pro
EM Docs: Alcohol Withdrawal  Drew Long & Brit Long Jun 28, 2016 AIR-Pro
EM Docs: Physostigmine for Management of Anti-Cholinergic Toxidrome Sahaphume Srisuma & James Dazhe Cao May 5, 2015 AIR-Pro
EM Docs: The Approach to the Poisoned Patient Levi Kitchen Jul 9, 2015 AIR-Pro
LITFL: Enhanced Elimination Mike Cadogan Nov 21, 2016 AIR-Pro
CoreEM: Anti-Cholinergic Poisoning Anand Swaminathan & Jenny Beck-Esmay May 23, 2016 Honorable Mention
JEMS: Assessing & Treating Pediatric Poisonings Caused by One Dose of Adult Medication Chelsea White & Gabriel De Baltz Sept 4, 2015 Honorable Mention
REBEL EM: Benzodiazepine Refractory Alcohol Withdrawal Darrel Hughes April 28, 2016 Honorable Mention
The Poison Review: Must-read: review of single-dose activated charcoal Leon Gussow Nov 17, 2015 Honorable Mention

 

Fareen Zaver, MD

Fareen Zaver, MD

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