We found an enormous amount of respiratory content and thus have divided the respiratory module into two modules. While the first module focused on general respiratory issues, this second module is focused on airway and pulmonary embolism. Below we have listed our selection of the 15 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (current as of March 2015) related to respiratory, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 4 AIRs and 11 Honorable Mentions. We strive for comprehensiveness by selecting from a broad spectrum of blogs from the top 50 listing per the Social Media Index.

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 5 hours (20 minutes per article) of III for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Respiratory Part 2 block quiz

Highlighted Posts

Article TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
Apneic Oxygenation & Pre-OxygenationSalim Rezaie, MDMarch 24, 2014RebelEM: Apneic OxygenationApproved Instructional Resource
ADJUST-PE: Should we adjust the D-Dimer cut-off for age?Brent Thoma, MDJuly 28, 2014BoringEM: Adjust PEApproved Instructional Resource
PEITHO Trial: Fibrinolysis for Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary EmbolismSalim Rezaie, MDApril 11, 2014ALiEM: PEITHOApproved Instructional Resource
EMCrit Podcast 137 – Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI) UpdateScott Weingart, MDNovember 17, 2014EMCrit: Delayed Sequence IntubationApproved Instructional Resource
Podcast 143 – Hemodynamic Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism (PE)Scott Weingart, MDFebruary 15, 2015EMCrit: Massive PEHonorable Mention
Podcast 128 – Pulmonary Embolism Treatment Options and the PEAC Team with Oren FriedmanScott Weingart, MDJuly 14, 2014EMCrit: PE Treatment TeamHonorable Mention
Mechanical Ventilation for Severe AsthmaSean Fox, MDNovember 7, 2014PedEMMorsel: Asthma VentilationHonorable Mention
Rivaroxaban for Treatment of Symptomatic Pulmonary EmbolismSalim Rezaie, MDMay 26th, 2014RebelEM: Rivaroxaban for PEHonorable Mention
Atropine Not Needed for RSISean Fox, MDMay 16, 2014PedEMMorsel: Atropine and RSIHonorable Mention
Podcast 145 – Awake Intubation Lecture from SMACCScott Weingart, MDMarch 16, 2015EMCrit: Awake IntubationHonorable Mention
Airway Update ScreencastSteve Carroll, DOJuly 27, 2014EMBasic: Airway UpdateHonorable Mention
Airway and Sedation, “Answers”Anand Swaminathan, MD and Bellevue EM ResidentsJanuary 23, 2015EMLyceum: Airway and SedationHonorable Mention
EMCrit Wee – Preoxygenation Update 2015Scott Weingart, MDJanuary 22, 2015EMCrit: Pre-Ox updateHonorable Mention
Podcast 141 – A Janu-Airway Case Presented LiveScott Weingart, MDJanuary 10, 2015EMCrit: Airway CaseHonorable Mention
ADJUST-PE Study: ALiEM-Annals of EM Journal ClubSalim Rezaie, MDAugust 25th, 2014ALiEM: ADJUST PE JCHonorable 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