Welcome to the first Neurology 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 neurology content relating to intracranial hemorrhage and stokes. Below we have listed our selection of the 17 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of November 2015) related to neurologic emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 5 AIRs and 12 Honorable Mentions.

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 6 hours (just over 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Neurology 1 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 Posts

Article TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
Reversal of Anticoagulation in a True EmergencyErica Simon, DO, MHANovember 10, 2015EMDocs: Anti-Coag ReversalApproved Instructional Resource
Controversies in the Diagnosis of Subarachnoid HemorrhageBrit Long, MD, and Alex Koyfman, MDNovember 20, 2015EMDocs: SAH DiagnosisApproved Instructional Resource
Endovascular Stroke Therapy: Is this the new Standard?Wesley George, MD and Miriam Kulkarni, MDSeptember 8, 2015EMDocs: Endovascular CVA TxApproved Instructional Resource
Minor Head Trauma in Anticoagulated Patients: Admit for Observation or Discharge?Salim Rezaie, MDJuly 20, 2015RebelEM: Head Trauma and Anti-CoagApproved Instructional Resource
ALiEM-Annals of EM Journal Club: Clinical Decision Rule for Subarachnoid HemorrhageTeresa Chan, MDJanuary 20th, 2014ALiEM: CDRs for SAHApproved Instructional Resource
Endovascular therapy helps in ischemic stroke, again (ESCAPE)Parth Rali, MD and Igor Titoff, DOMarch 27, 2015PulmCCM: Endovasc for CVAHonorable Mention
Christmas Comes Early for Endovascular Therapy in StrokeRyan Radecki , MDFebruary 12, 2015EMLitofNote: Endovasc for CVAHonorable Mention
Stroke ThrombolysisChris Nickson, MDJanuary 11, 2015LITFL: TPA for CVAHonorable Mention
Ischemic Stroke Treatment ArchiveSalim Rezaie, MDNovember 9, 2015RebelEM:TPA for CVAHonorable Mention
The Subarachnoid EnigmRob Orman, MDMay 9, 2015ERCAST: SAHHonorable Mention
Pediatric Stroke: EM-Focused HighlightsRichard Slama, MDAugust 25, 2015EMDocs: Peds CVAHonorable Mention
Cerebral Venous ThrombosisChris Nickson, MDAugust 15, 2015LITFL: CVTHonorable Mention
Episode 17 Part 1: Emergency Stroke ControversiesAnton Helman, MDJanuary, 2015EMCases: CVAHonorable Mention
SGEM#137: A Foggy Day – Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic StrokeRory Spiegel, MDNovember 21, 2015SGEM: Endovasc for CVAHonorable Mention
Feeling “Dizzy”Jeffery Hill, MD, and Jon McKean, MD, and Bill Knight, MDNovember 17, 2015TamingOTShew: DizzyHonorable Mention
Stroke and TIA: Pearls and PitfallsWilliam C. Fergusson, MD, Daniel K. Crane, MD, Alexander X. Lo, MD PhDMay 29, 2015EMDocs: CVA and TIAHonorable Mention
Tissue, Not Time, for StrokeRyan Radecki, MDSeptember 18, 2015EMLitOfNote: CVAHonorable Mention

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

Background Information About the AIR Series

The ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Series is an effort to reward our residents for the reading and learning they are already doing online. We have created an Individual Interactive Instruction (III) opportunity utilizing FOAM resources for U.S. Emergency Medicine residents. For each module, the AIR 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 database, which participating residency program directors can access to provide proof of completion.

Do you belong to a residency program that is not currently participating? No problem! Any one can read the AIR series curated post and complete the quiz for educational value!

If a residency program is interested in participating, 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