Welcome to the AIR Procedures 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  emergency procedures. 10 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of April 2019) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 1 AIR and 9 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 5 hours (about 30 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

AIR Series 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 on Emergency Procedure





Femoral nerve block for hip fractures: the evidence

Justin Morgenstern, MD

August 29, 2018



Chris Nickson, MD

March 21, 2019


Surgical Cricothyroidotomy

Chris Nickson, MD

March 22, 2019


Bougie use in Emergency Airway Management

Salim Rezaie, MD

June 25, 2018


Bougie and Positioning

Scott Weingart, MD 

June 13, 2018


Pain Profiles: Feeling Blocked?

David Cisewski, MD

August 1, 2018


Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip Fractures

Anton Helman, MD, Justin Morgenstein, MD, and Rory Spiegel, MD

August 28, 2018


Trigger Point Injection for Musculoskeletal Pain in the ED

Alexis LaPietra, MD 

June 8, 2018


Bougie is better 

Justin Morgenstern, MD

June 27, 2018


PreVent: BVM during RSI

Justin Morgenstern, MD

April 1, 2019


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

If you have any questions or comments on the AIR series or this AIR module, please contact us!

From the ALiEM AIR Executive Board and ALiEMU Team

  • Farhad Aziz
  • Jeremy Branzetti
  • Hari Bhatt
  • Chris Belcher
  • Adam Evans
  • Sean Fox
  • Chris Gaafary
  • Andrew Grock
  • Jacob Hennings
  • Jaime Jordan
  • Nikita Joshi
  • Jay Khadpe
  • Michelle Lin
  • Allie Min
  • Eric Morley
  • Salim Rezaie
  • Lynn Roppolo
  • Matthew Rosen
  • Kaushal Shah
  • Derek Sifford
  • 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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