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Welcome to the AIR CVA 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 CVA emergencies in the Emergency Department. 7 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 2 AIR and 5 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4 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: CVA Emergencies

EMCritTime is Brain – AIS part 1Casey Albin, MD and Neha Dangayach, MD15 Feb 2022AIR
EMCritTime is Brain- AIS part 2Casey Albin, MD and Neha Dangayach, MD30 Mar 2022AIR
EMDocsDiagnosis and Neurointerventional Management of Large Vessel Occlusion Acute Ischemic StrokeZack Brady, MD and Maggie Moran, MD28 Mar 2022HM
EMdocsIntracerebral Hemorrhage: Diagnosis, Emergency Management, and PrognosisDaniel Bak, MD and Matthew Siket, MD, MSc, FACEP11 Oct 2021HM
EMCritIBCC – SAHJosh Farkas, MD8 Jun 2021HM
EMCritIBCC – AISJosh Farkas, MD12 Jun 2021HM
ALiEMAre Thrombolytics Safe for Acute Ischemic Strokes in Patients on DOACs?Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP and Mike O’Brien, PharmD2 Apr 2022HM

(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! More in-depth information regarding the Social Media Index.

Thank you to the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) for jointly sponsoring the AIR Series! We are thrilled to partner with both on shaping the future of medical education.

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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