Welcome to the seventh ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Module! In 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.

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 new, 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.

AIR Series: Ob/Gyn

Below we have listed our selection of the 10 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (current as of January 2015) related to obstetrics and gynecology, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 4 AIRs and 6 Honorable Mentions. We strive for comprehensiveness by selecting from a broad spectrum of blogs from the top 50 listing per the Social Media Index.

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 3 hours (just under 20 minutes per article) of III for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Ob/Gyn 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

Article TitleAuthorDateLinkCategory
SGEM#104: Let’s Talk about Sex Baby, Let’s Talk about STDsNadia Awad, PharmDJanuary 23, 2015SGEM: STI Tx’sApproved Instructional Resource
SGEM#105: Does this Woman Have an Ectopic Baby, Baby?Matt Dawson, MDJanuary 29, 2015SGEM: Diagnosing EctopicsApproved Instructional Resource
Is Pelvic Exam in the Emergency Department Useful?Salim Rezaie, MDJanuary 30, 2014ALiEM: Pelvic Exam Usefulness?Approved Instructional Resource
Blind Swab vs Speculum-assisted Endocervical SwabJustin Steinberg, MDJanuary 13, 2015HQMedED: Blind Swab?Approved Instructional Resource
Ondansetron vs. Metoclopramide in HyperemesisRyan Radecki, MDSeptember 22, 2014EMLitOfNote: Odans Vs MetoclopHonorable Mention
Postnatal depressionAndrew Tagg, MDAugust 6, 2014DFTB: Postnatal DepressionHonorable Mention
Medical Complications of PregnancyAndy Neill, MDNovember 22, 2014EMIreland: Preg ComplicationsHonorable Mention
Tiny Tip: Pre-eclampsiaSarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, MDApril 9, 2014Boring EM: Pre-EclampsiaHonorable Mention
Ovarian TorsionSean Fox, MDJanuary 24, 2014PedsEMMorsels: Ovarian TorsionHonorable Mention
Tiny Tip: HELLP SyndromeSarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, MDAugust 14, 2014Boring EM: HELLPHonorable Mention

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