Welcome to the first 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 access.

AIR Series: Infectious Disease, Hematology, Oncology

Below we have listed our selection of 7 blog posts related to infectious diseases, hematology, and oncology, curated and approved of by the AIR Series Board. A broad spectrum of blogs were searched from the top 25 blogs per the Social Media Index, but this list is by no means comprehensive.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR ID, Heme-Onc 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

DescriptorArticle titleAuthorDateBlog sourceLink
A four-minute video on the PROCess Trial resultsThe Process Trial is Here!Mel HerbertMar 18, 2014HippoEM A ProCESS Trial Review
A thorough review of antibiotic recommendations for uncomplicated UTI’s including side effect profiles/pros/cons of each antibiotic.Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment (Part 2)Christina ShenviApr 2, 2014ALiEMUTI in older adults
Abscess treatment review including: packing, loop drainage, primary closure, antibiotics, and wound culturesAbscess, “Answers”Anand SwaminathanMar 31, 2014EMLyceumAbscess
Approach to and risk stratification of neutropenic feverPaucis Verbis: Neutropenic Fever in Cancer PatientsMichelle LinOct 7, 2011ALiEMNeutropenic fever with cancer
CMS and JCAHO rules for blood cultures in pneumonia in the EDBlood Cultures in PneumoniaAndy GrockFeb 17, 2014ALiEMBlood cultures and pneumonia
Review of 2012 ACCP guidelines of ED management of supratherapeutic INR.Paucis Verbis: Overanticoagulation and supratherapeutic INRMichelle LinAug 10, 2012ALiEMSupratherapeutic INR
Updated report on new (2009) recommendations for vancomycin dosing.New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Dose Vancomycin Correctly in the EDBryan HayesJan 1, 2014ALiEMProper Vancomycin Dosing

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