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)

ALiEM: PV Card – Pediatric Ingestion Dose Thresholds for ED ReferralBryan D. HayesJul 9, 2014AIR-Pro
Core EM: Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia TherapyJenny Beck-Esmay & Daniel LugassySept 5, 2015AIR-Pro
Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog: Delirium and PhysostigmineSteve SmithMar 7, 2015AIR-Pro
EMCrit: Phenobarbital monotherapy for alcohol withdrawal Josh FarkasOct 18, 2015AIR-Pro
EM Docs: Alcohol Withdrawal Drew Long & Brit LongJun 28, 2016AIR-Pro
EM Docs: Physostigmine for Management of Anti-Cholinergic ToxidromeSahaphume Srisuma & James Dazhe CaoMay 5, 2015AIR-Pro
EM Docs: The Approach to the Poisoned PatientLevi KitchenJul 9, 2015AIR-Pro
LITFL: Enhanced EliminationMike CadoganNov 21, 2016AIR-Pro
CoreEM: Anti-Cholinergic PoisoningAnand Swaminathan & Jenny Beck-EsmayMay 23, 2016Honorable Mention
JEMS: Assessing & Treating Pediatric Poisonings Caused by One Dose of Adult MedicationChelsea White & Gabriel De BaltzSept 4, 2015Honorable Mention
REBEL EM: Benzodiazepine Refractory Alcohol WithdrawalDarrel HughesApril 28, 2016Honorable Mention
The Poison Review: Must-read: review of single-dose activated charcoalLeon GussowNov 17, 2015Honorable 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


@UCalgaryEM Clinical Educator, interests in transition to practice, gender equity, #FOAMed @ALiEMteam & @WeAreCanadiEM #Meded #genderequity