As mentioned last module, the FOAMsphere contains a phenomenal amount of cardiology content. Accordingly, the CORD testing schedule and our cardiology module has been divided into two parts. Below we have listed our selection of the 12 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of August 2015) related to acute coronary syndromes, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 6 AIRs and 6 Honorable Mentions. We strive for comprehensiveness by selecting from a broad spectrum of blogs from the top 50 listing per the Social Media Index.

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 <30. All posts will still be part of the quiz needed to obtain III credit.

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 4 hours (20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Cardiology Part 2 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.

Highlighted quality posts

Article TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
US against the world: ultrasound in differentiating COPD from CHFJacob Avila, MDJanuary 19, 2015BoringEM: US for CHFApproved Instructional Resource
Acute Aortic DissectionJennifer Robertson, MDOctober 31, 2014EMDocs: Aortic DissectionApproved Instructional Resource
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Clinical Highlights/UpdatesBrian Febbo, MDMarch 25, 2015EMDocs: AAAApproved Instructional Resource
Colchicine for Treatment of PericarditisChris Bond, MDAugust 11, 2014RebelEM: PericarditisApproved Instructional Resource
Cardiogenic ShockAnand Swaminathan, MDAugust 4, 2014EMdocs: Cardiogenic ShockApproved Instructional Resource
Episode 41: Hypertensive EmergenciesAnton
Helman, MD
2015EMCases: HTN EmergenciesApproved Instructional Resource
Ultrasound For The Win! Case – 101M with Altered Mental Status #US4TWJeffrey Shih, MDMay 5, 2015ALiEM: UFTW with AMSHonorable Mention
PericarditisSean Fox, MDJuly 10, 2015PedEMMorsel: PericarditisHonorable Mention
Diffuse ST Elevation: What do you think?Steve Smith, MDSeptember 23, 2014Dr. Smith’s ECG: Diffuse STEHonorable Mention
Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)Chris Nickson, MDJuly 20, 2015LITFL: VADHonorable Mention
LVADsJustin Morgenstern, MD2015First10EM: LVADsHonorable Mention
US4TW Case: 39F with Chest PainJeffrey Shih, MD, RDMS and M. Kennedy Hall, MDDecember 29th, 2014ALiEM:US4TW 39 yo w/ CPHonorable Mention

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!

Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Faculty Physician, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department