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
|SGEM#104: Let’s Talk about Sex Baby, Let’s Talk about STDs||Nadia Awad, PharmD||January 23, 2015||SGEM: STI Tx’s||Approved Instructional Resource|
|SGEM#105: Does this Woman Have an Ectopic Baby, Baby?||Matt Dawson, MD||January 29, 2015||SGEM: Diagnosing Ectopics||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Is Pelvic Exam in the Emergency Department Useful?||Salim Rezaie, MD||January 30, 2014||ALiEM: Pelvic Exam Usefulness?||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Blind Swab vs Speculum-assisted Endocervical Swab||Justin Steinberg, MD||January 13, 2015||HQMedED: Blind Swab?||Approved Instructional Resource|
|Ondansetron vs. Metoclopramide in Hyperemesis||Ryan Radecki, MD||September 22, 2014||EMLitOfNote: Odans Vs Metoclop||Honorable Mention|
|Postnatal depression||Andrew Tagg, MD||August 6, 2014||DFTB: Postnatal Depression||Honorable Mention|
|Medical Complications of Pregnancy||Andy Neill, MD||November 22, 2014||EMIreland: Preg Complications||Honorable Mention|
|Tiny Tip: Pre-eclampsia||Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, MD||April 9, 2014||Boring EM: Pre-Eclampsia||Honorable Mention|
|Ovarian Torsion||Sean Fox, MD||January 24, 2014||PedsEMMorsels: Ovarian Torsion||Honorable Mention|
|Tiny Tip: HELLP Syndrome||Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, MD||August 14, 2014||Boring EM: HELLP||Honorable Mention|
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!