Welcome to the second ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Module! In an effort to reward our readers for the reading and learning they are already doing online, we have created an Individual Interactive Instruction (III) opportunity utilizing FOAM resources for US Emergency Medicine residents. For each module, the board curates and scores a list of blogs and podcasts. A quiz is available to complete after each module to obtain residency conference credit. Once completed, your name and institution will be logged into our private Google Drive database, which participating residency program directors can access to provide proof of completion.
AIR Series: Head, Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat (HEENT)
Below we have listed our selection of the 6 highest quality blog posts related to HEENT, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We attempted to be as comprehensive as possible by selecting from a broad spectrum of blogs from the top 25 list per the Social Media Index. In fact, we went back more than our usual 12 month cutoff, because of the paucity of HEENT blog posts relevant to Emergency Medicine.
Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR HEENT 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
|Descriptor||Article Title||Author||Date||Blog Source||Link|
|Review of tetracaine prescriptions, floaters, appropriate follow-up, and eye ultrasound||Eye Emergencies, “Answers”||Anand Swaminathan MD||July 1, 2014||EMlyceum||Eye Emergencies|
|Review of epistaxis including anterior versus posterior, treatment devices, and antibiotics after packing||Epistaxis, “Answers”||Anand Swaminathan MD||October 12, 2013||EMlyceum||Epistaxis|
|Review of hyphemas||Half an 8 Ball||Chris Nickson, MD||2010||Life In The Fast Lane||Hyphema|
|Review of the differential diagnosis and clinical distinguishing findings for a red eye.||The Red Eye Challenge||Chris Nickson, MD||2010||Life In The Fast Lane||The Red Eye|
|Review of the many uses of ocular ultrasound in the Emergency Department||the ocular ultrasound||Chris Nickson, MD||2010||Life In The Fast Lane||Ocular Ultrasound|
|Review of the diagnosis and management of Epiglottitis.||Adult Epiglottitis: Not just a hot potato||Tanya Viaznikova MD||July 1, 2014||BoringEM (moved to CanadiEM)||Adult Epiglottitis|
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