Welcome to the AIR Immunology Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to immunology in the Emergency Department. 5 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2020) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 2 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours (about 30 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

AIR 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 stamp of approval is awarded only 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.

Interested in taking the Immunology quiz for fun or asynchronous (Individualized Interactive Instruction) credit? Please go to the above link. You will need to create a free, 1-time login account.

Highlighted Quality Posts: Immunological Emergencies

SiteArticleAuthorDateLabel
EMCrit: IBCCAngioedemaJosh Farkas, MD1 Aug 2019AIR
EMDocsProlonged Pediatric Fever and Evaluating Patients for Kawasaki Disease, Toxic Shock Syndrome, and Multi-inflammatory Syndrome of ChildrenChance Sullivan, MD, Skyler Lentz, MD, and Joe Ravera, MD3 Aug 2020AIR
EMCrit/PulmCritHow to Use IV Epinephrine for AnaphylaxisJosh Farkas, MD26 Aug 2019HM
CanadiEMConvalescent Plasma for COVID-19Kevin Shopsowitz, MD7 Jul 2020HM
Taming the SRUAngioedema in the EDMarlena Wosiski-Kuhn, MD10 Aug 2020HM
AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention

(AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention)

If you have any questions or comments on the AIR series, or this AIR module, please contact us! More in-depth information regarding the Social Media Index.

Thank you to the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) for jointly sponsoring the AIR Series! We are thrilled to partner with both on shaping the future of medical education.

Chris Belcher, MD

Chris Belcher, MD

Editor, ALiEM AIR Series
Assistant Professor and Staff Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Chris Belcher, MD

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