Welcome to the sixth 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: Toxicology

Below we have listed our selection of the 13 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (current as of December 2014) related to Toxicology, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. In this module we have 6 AIRs and 7 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 4 hours (just over 20 minutes per article) of III for this module.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR Toxicology 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
Management of Iron ToxicityMary A. Wittler, MDAugust 6, 2014ALiEM: Iron ToxicityApproved Instructional Resource
5 Tips in Managing Acute Salicylate PoisoningKristin Fontes, MD|November 4, 2013ALiEM: Salicylate ToxicityApproved Instructional Resource
Valproic Acid-Induced Hyperammonemic EncephalopathyJill Logan, PharmD BCPSOctober 16, 2014ALiEM: Valproic Acid ToxicityApproved Instructional Resource
Podcast 98 – Cyclic (Tricyclic) Antidepressant OverdoseScott Weingart, MDMay 1, 2014EMCrit: TCA ToxicityApproved Instructional Resource
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Common Questions and DilemmasDan Repplinger, MD|December 23, 2013ALiEM: CO ToxicityApproved Instructional Resource
Cyclobenzaprine vs TCA ToxicityJill Logan, PharmD BCPSFebruary 13, 2014ALiEM: Cyclobenzaprine Vs TCAApproved Instructional Resource
Are Acetaminophen Levels Necessary in All Overdose Patients?Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, FAACTSeptember 4th, 2013ALiEM: Acetaminophen LevelsHonorable Mention
6 Pearls About Metformin and Lactic AcidosisLeon Gussow, EDFebruary 13, 2014, 4:00 pmThe Poison Review: Metformin and Lactic AcidosisHonorable Mention
Boring Question: Does this medication cause prolonged QTc?Jatin Kaicker, MDSeptember 8, 2014Boring EM: Prolonged QTcHonorable Mention
PV Card: Local anesthetic toxicity calculationsDavid MurphyJune 13, 2014ALiEM: Anesthetic OverdoseHonorable Mention
Cardiac Arrest After the Toxicology of Smoke InhalationScott Weingart, MDApril, 2014EMCrit: Smoke InhalationHonorable Mention
Methadone in the EDAndy Neill, MDFebruary 2, 2014EM Ireland: MethadoneHonorable Mention
Really wide QRS, Pt found down with WCTAmal Mattu, MD, FACEPSeptember 8, 2014UMEM ECG: WCT (link no longer live as of 01-30-18)Honorable 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