Welcome to the AIR Toxicology Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to toxicology emergencies. 11 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of March 2020) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 1 AIR and 10 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 5.5 hours (about 30 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

AIR Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions

In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have 2 subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval is awarded only 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.


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Highlighted Quality Posts: Toxicology Emergencies

EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)In the beginningDiane Callelo, MD6 Jun 2019AIR
EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)Sugar vs squeeze in cardiotoxic poisoningsJon Cole, MD and Megan Spyres, MD2 Dec 2019HM
EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)pH in salicylate overdoseDan Rusyniak, MD30 Apr 2019HM
EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)We need to talk about charcoalDavid Juurlink MD/PhD2 Dec 2019HM
EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)Color me blueChristine Murphy, MD21 Oct 2019HM
EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)Don’t wernicke’s, B(1) happyMegan Spyres, MD7 Oct 2019HM
EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)Not all gas is funnyJeanna Marraffa, PharmD2 Oct 2019HM
EMCrit (The Tox and the Hound)Fear and loathing in alcohol withdrawalJeff Lapoint, DO24 Jun 2019HM
EMCrit (PulmCrit)Alcohol withdrawalJosh Farkas, MD18 Jul 2019HM
EmDocsOne taste/pill can killNikki Richardson, MD and Kathryn Kopec, DO5 Dec 2019HM
Peds EM MorselsOctreotide for sulfonylureas toxicitySean Fox, MD23 Aug 2019HM

(AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention)

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From the ALiEM AIR Executive Board and ALiEMU Team

  • Bryant Allen
  • Farhad Aziz
  • Jeremy Branzetti
  • Hari Bhatt
  • Chris Belcher
  • Adam Evans
  • Sean Fox
  • Chris Gaafary
  • Andrew Grock
  • Jacob Hennings
  • Jaime Jordan
  • Nikita Joshi
  • Jay Khadpe
  • Steven Lai
  • Michelle Lin
  • Allie Min
  • Eric Morley
  • Lynn Roppolo
  • Matthew Rosen
  • Kaushal Shah
  • Anand Swaminathan
  • Wes Trueblood
  • Natasha Wheaton
  • David Yang
Chris Belcher, MD

Chris Belcher, MD

Editor, ALiEM AIR Series
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Chris Belcher, MD

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