Welcome to the fifth 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 to highlight regardless of the point score (but still reflect accurate, appropriately referenced, and unbiased content). All posts will still be part of the quiz needed to obtain III credit.

AIR Series: Psychiatry

Below we have listed our selection of the 5 highest quality blog posts within the past 18 months (current as of October 2014) related to Psychiatry, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 1 AIRs and 4 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 2 hours (just over 20 minutes per article) of III for this psychiatry module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Psychiatry 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 TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
Serotonin Syndrome: Consider in the Older Patient with Altered Mental StatusChristina Shenvi, MD PhDFebruary 3, 2014ALiEM: Serotonin SyndromeApproved Instructional Resource
SGEM #45: Vitamin H (Haloperidol for Psychosis)Dr. Anthony (Tony) Seupaul, MDSeptember 20, 2013Skeptics Guide: HaldolHonorable Mention
Anxiolytics and Hypnotics: Are They Doing Harm?William Paolo, MDJuly 2, 2014ALiEM: AnxiolyticsHonorable Mention
Droperidol Never Killed AnyoneRyan Radecki, MDFebruary 12, 2014EMLitofNote: DroperidolHonorable Mention
Eating DisordersSean M. Fox, MDAugust 22, 2014PedEMMorsels: Eating DisordersHonorable 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