Welcome to the Second 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 headaches, seizures, and other neurologic emergencies. Below we have listed our selection of the 17 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of December 2015) related to neurologic emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 9 AIRs and 8 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 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 Posts

Article TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
SGEM#112: Bang Your Head – Paediatric ConcussionsAnthony Crocco, MDMarch 22, 2015SGEM: Peds TBIApproved Instructional Resource
Seizure “Answers”Anand Swaminathan, MD and Bellevue Emergency Medicine ResidencyDecember 9, 2014EM Lyceum: SeizuresApproved Instructional Resource
Spinal Cord Injury “Answers”Anand Swaminathan, MD and Bellevue Emergency Medicine ResidencyMarch 14, 2015EM Lyceum: Cord InjuriesApproved Instructional Resource
SGEM#106: O Canada- Canadian CT Head Rule for Patients with Minor Head InjuryAnand Swaminathan, MD, Emily Junck, MDFebruary 3, 2015SGEM: TBIApproved Instructional Resource
Post Lumbar Puncture HeadachesNick Spampinato, MDMarch 31, 2015REBEL EM: Post LP HAApproved Instructional Resource
PEM Pearls: MIgraine Treatment for Pediatric EM PatientsDelphine Huang, MD, Steven Bin, MD and Zlatan Coralic, PharmDAugust 31, 2015ALiEM: Peds Migraine TxApproved Instructional Resource
Neurogenic ShockRob Orman, MDAugust 18, 2015ERCast: Neuro ShockApproved Instructional Resource
Why we do what we do: Benzodiazepines as first line therapy for status epilepticusBrad Sobolewski, MDOctober 25, 2015PEM Blog : Benzo for seizureApproved Instructional Resource
Can Giant Cell Arteritis Be Ruled Out in the EDMike Butterfield, MD, MS, MPH and Lauren Jeang, MDNovember 14, 2015EMDocs: Temporal ArteritisApproved Instructional Resource
Podcast 155 – Status Epilepticus with Tom BleckScott Weingart, MD, and Tom Bleck, MDAugust 13, 2015EMCrit: Status EpilepticusHonorable Mention
Treatment of Seizures in the Emergency Department: Pearls and PitfallsRaul Hernandez, MD, Mark Silverberg, MDDecember 17, 2015EMDocs: Seizure TxHonorable Mention
Episode 73 Emergency Management of Pediatric SeizuresAnton Helman, MDDecember 1, 2015 EMCases: Peds Seizure TxHonorable Mention
Ultrasound for Optic Nerve Sheath DiameterStephen Alerhand, MDDecember 30, 2015EM Docs: US for ICPHonorable Mention
Head Injury in KidsUnknownMarch 7, 2015Resus: Peds TBIHonorable Mention
Phenobarbital monotherapy for alcohol withdrawal: Simplicity and powerJosh Farkas, MDOctober 18, 2015EMCrit: Phenobarb for ETOH withdrawalHonorable Mention
Concussion in Sports: Sidelines and Emergency Department Evaluation and ManagementMark T. Bamman, MD, Kelly Williamson, MD, and Andrej Urumov, MDSeptember 22, 2015 EM Docs: TBI in SportsHonorable Mention
Assessing and Managing Delirium in Older AdultsChristina Shenvi, MDJuly 27th, 2015ALiEM: DeliriumHonorable 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