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

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.

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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 TitleAuthorDateLink
ECG BasicsSonny TatAug 13, 2014PEM Academy: ECG Basics
ECG CentralMay 2, 2014Don’t forget the bubbles: ECG Central
Patwari Academy videos: The Crashing NeonateMichelle LinJuly 7, 2013Patwari 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 TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
ECGs: Long QT and BrugadaShilpa Patel & Anne GreenSept 18, 2014PEM Academy: ECGs – Long QT and BrugadaAir Pro
ECGs: Heart block and Sick SinusSonny TatJuly 7, 2014PEM Academy: ECGs – Heart block and Sick SinusAir Pro
Ketamine for AnalgesiaSean FoxApril 11, 2014Pediatric EM Morsels: KetamineAir Pro
KetamineBrad SobolewskiJuly 24, 2013PEM Currents: KetamineAir Pro
The Sick NeonateZach RadwineAug 12, 2014EMDocs: The Sick NeonateAir Pro
A Knackered NeonateChristopher PartykaJuly 19, 2013Blunt Dissection: A Knackered NeonateAir Pro
Pediatric LimpRob OrmanFeb 2, 2010ER Cast: Pediatric LimpAir Pro
Toddler’s FractureSean FoxFeb 1, 2013Pediatric EM Morsels: Toddler’s FractureAir Pro
Brugada in ChildrenSean FoxSept 11, 2015Pediatric EM Morsels: BrugadaAir Pro
Syncope Sunday 4: Syncope ECGsElayne ForbesMarch 15, 2015Dont forget the bubbles: Syncope ECGsAir Pro
The Toxic NeonateRob OrmanMay 26, 2010ER Cast: The Toxic NeonateHonorable Mention
Episode 35: Pediatric Orthopedics Pearls and PitfallsSanjay Mehta & Jonathen PirieOct, 2014Emergency Medicine Cases: Pediatric OrthopedicsHonorable Mention
Pediatric SyncopeZach RadwineJuly 7, 2014EM Docs: Pediatric SyncopeHonorable Mention
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)Ed Burns, Chris Nickson & Amal MattuJuly 30, 2012Life in the Fast Lane: Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyHonorable 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
Deputy Head - Education and Clinical Assistant Professor for Emergency Medicine
University of Calgary Emergency Department
Fareen Zaver, MD


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